When you look back through the records for Rochester on St. Patrick’s Day you quickly see how extreme our conditions can be from one year to another. Our weather yesterday really stands in contrast to March 17, 1974 when over 10 inches of snow was measured or how about 1981 when the mercury fell to an extreme temperature of zero. This year, however, Mother Nature seems to want to get in on the celebrations by providing us with some of the warmest temperatures in many years. A combination of bright sunshine and a high temperature of 72 degrees may bring some “green” to our yards a little earlier than most years. This warmth is more typical for the middle of May and we should note this was the warmest temperature for a St. Patrick’s Day since 1945. But the luck of the Irish does not end here. We expect near record high temperatures for at least several more days long after the celebrations have ended.