Ithaca Climate Summary for February 2001
- With a monthly average temperature of 26.6 degrees, the month averaged 4.0 degrees warmer than normal.
- Despite this positive departure, this was the coolest February since 1996.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 56 degrees on the 10th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -2 degrees on the 22nd.
- The winter season (Dec-Feb) averaged 24.2 degrees, which was just 0.3 degrees warmer than normal.
- February precipitation totalled 1.14 inches, which represented 57% of normal.
- Seven of the last eight months have been drier than normal.
- February snowfall totalled 6.4 inches, which was 8.3 inches less than normal.
- This was lowest February snowfall total since 1965.
- The greatest one-day snowfall amount was 2 inches on the 28th.
- February 14th was the first day since December 19th with no snow cover reported.
- The seasonal snowfall total now stands at 47.1 inches, 5.7 inches less than normal and 7.7 inches less than at this point last year.
- February snowfall totals elsewhere included 9.8 inches in Groton and 10.3 inches in Freeville.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center