This is January?

Warm weather draws Columbians outside this weekend
Sunday, January 6, 2008 | 10:06 p.m. CST; updated 6:20 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008
Brian Craig, "B.C.", plays with Hailey Krone, 14 months, and friends dogs that came over for a BBQ at his home on Sunday. B.C. and his roommates began a BBQ tradition last summer, when they had 18 straight Sundays of grilled sausage and beer. This weekend was the first BBQ of the year. "This ain't winter, it's summer time!" B.C. said.

It’s been nearly 100 years since Columbia has seen January temperatures like those recorded on Saturday.

With a recorded high of 72 degrees, tied with the previous record of 72 in 1907, Columbians took advantage of the summer-like weather to partake in outdoor activities not typical for this time of the year.


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Local car washes saw increased business and parks were filled with basketball players and picnickers.

The nice weather isn’t likely to last, however, as rain and snowfall are possible throughout the week. The lowest recorded temperature in Columbia was on Jan. 7, 1919 at -12 degrees.

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