Hundreds enjoyed the beach Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures way above average (Photo: WBOC)
Paul Thornhill of Milton enjoyed some time on the water Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- It may be early-March, but the weather seemed to indicate it was closer to May. Across Delmarva, people were enjoying the higher-than-average temperatures, which were well over 70 degrees, for much of the day.
In Rehoboth Beach, hundreds were laying on the sand, enjoying the warm air, including Kathy Cochran, who was with her grandson.
"We're not shoveling snow," she said. "We're not wearing gloves and mittens. And I have bare feet on. It's fabulous."
Meanwhile the high temperatures brought large crowds to the Tanger Outlets, including many from out of town. Hannah Adams and Jen Pawlowski were in town for spring break, and said the warm-up was a nice surprise for their trip to the coast.
"We're just here for the night," said Adams. "So warm. So nice."
"We picked the best day possible to come to the beach," agreed Pawlowski.
Meanwhile in MIlton, Paul Thornhill dusted off the fishing rod, and went for a boat ride.
"If you're inside," he said, "Come on out and breathe some fine air. The weather is fine. The sunshine is great. You can't beat it."
The one downside to this great weather may be allergies, according to Dr. Curt Watkins from Peninsula Allergy and Asthma. He said that his office has received many calls due to the uptick in pollen in the air.
"The burst in warm weather that we've had," he said. "The very nice weather over the last couple days encourages the trees to release pollen. So they're ready to go for the spring season."
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