Can you believe it? The first day of spring 2022 is less than a week away! This week we have flirted with 70 degrees, but haven't quite made it. When will it happen?

Tuesday, March 29, 2024. If you are dreary from another Upstate New York winter, that is a date you have circled in red ink on your calendar: the first day of Spring 2024. While we did not get a ton of snow this winter, it was still winter in New York and I think we are all ready for the spring thaw.

Already this month, we have had some mild temps and have come oh-so close to the magical number of 70 degrees. It looks like we will just miss it this week - so when could it happen?

When Will Albany's First 70 Degree Day Be?

Young sporty happy couple jogging in sportswear through the forest in the sunny winter morning.
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According to the Weather Channel, the average first date of 70-degree temperatures in Syracuse is April 2nd. So outside of a few-degree shift, we can pretty much assume Albany's average first 70-degree day will be right in the wheelhouse of that early April date. And if you are thinking of even warmer, summer-like temperatures, the Weather Channel says our average date to hit 80 degrees is April 26th.

The 12 Coldest Days On Record In Albany [RANKED]

Albany has the potential to be brutally cold in the winter. But most of the time, it is bearable and we deal with it - just wear extra layers right? But some days, even wearing all the thermal underwear in the world just is not enough to keep you warm. These are those types of days: the most brutal of the brutal, the 12 coldest days on record in Albany history since 1874 according to

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