Ithaca Climate Summary for February 2005
- With an average temperature of 25.1 degrees, the month averaged 1.6 degrees warmer than normal.
- This February was warmer than the last two.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 55 degrees on the 15th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -5 degrees on the 2nd.
- The February precipitation total was 2.20 inches, which was 107% of normal.
- The combined January-February 2005 precipitation total was 6.48 inches. This was the greatest such amount since 1978 and the 4th most in 127 years of record.
- The February snowfall total was 19 inches, which was 4.9 inches above normal.
- This was the greatest February total since 1994.
- The season-to-date snowfall total at the end of the month was 64.5 inches, which was 12.2 inches above normal through the end of February and just 3.7 inches shy of the normal for the entire season.
- The maximum depth of snow on the ground was 13 inches at the beginning of the month and every day during the month had at least an inch of snow on the ground.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center