Tuesday was the sort of day that happens only once a year.
Spring, the genuine article, arrived in Baker County.
Short-sleeve shirts emerged from hibernation.
Lilac leaves thrust a little farther from their buds.
The temperature topped out at 76 degrees at the airport, making Tuesday the warmest day in more than half a year.
(79 degrees on Sept. 20, 2013.)
Balmy though it was, Tuesday didn’t set a new standard for April 8.
The record high for the date is 82 degrees, set in 1996.
But lest you feel shortchanged, temperature-wise, consider this:
The average high temperature for April 8 is 56 degrees.
And the high on that date last year? 48.