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In Philadelphia, Thousands Take Advantage Of A Winter Weather Respite

(Lunchers enjoy the moderate temperatures on Friday in Rittenhouse Square.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Lunchers enjoy the moderate temperatures on Friday in Rittenhouse Square. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Friday was a beautiful day to have lunch in the park — Philadelphia’s warmest day of the year so far.

Around Rittenhouse Square in center city, lots of folks headed outdoors to enjoy what was looking like a fabulous day.

(Woman:)  “It’s very nice. It’s been so gloomy that it’s needed for your soul, you know?”

(Man:)  “I’m enjoying the rays. Just a lot of people getting outside.  (It’s the) first day back out in nice weather.  Everyone’s trying to get out of the house for once.”

And it seemed like a lot of people had spring fever.

(Hadas Kuznits:)  “Are you having an extra long lunch day?”
(Woman, laughing: ) I’m starting my weekend early, yes.”
(Kuznits:)  “You’re not going back to work?”
(Woman:)  “No, not today.”
(Kuznits:)  “Does your boss know?”
(Woman:) “Ummm… no. (laughs)”

Folks tell me they hope this weather is a taste of what’s to come soon.

(Man:)  “I love it. You know, I can’t wait until it’s every day.”

Reported from Rittenhouse Square by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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