The shirt sleeves and flower blooms were out of season, but in tune with the temperature.
January was one of the warmest on record, according to a local weather observer, AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.
For January, normally "the king of winter," temperatures were extremely mild, AccuWeather expert senior meteorologist Dave Dombeck said.
"I don't have any specific records for Hagerstown, but there were tons of records broken from the plains states to the East Coast," Dombeck said.
Last month's average temperature was 38.9 degrees, making it the seventh-warmest January on record, according to www.i4weather.net, a Web site maintained by Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer.