Ithaca Climate Summary for February 1999
- With an average temperature of 28.1 degrees, the month of February 1999 averaged 5.5 degrees warmer than normal.
- Fourteen of the last fifteen months have had a monthly temperature that averaged warmer than normal.
- This was the third consecutive February that was warmer than normal.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 64 degrees on the 12th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -5 degrees on the 23rd.
- Two maximum temperature records were set during the month. A high of 56 degrees on the 11th broke the record for the date of 55 degrees set in 1932 and a high of 64 degrees the following day broke the record of 58 degrees set in 1880.
- February precipitation totalled 0.87 inches, which was 44% of normal.
- This was the 11th driest February since records began in 1879 and the driest since 1987.
- February snowfall totalled 9.8 inches, which was 4.9 inches less than the monthly normal.
- The greatest depth of snow on the ground at any point during the month was 3 inches on several days.
- Seasonal snowfall stands at 38.8 inches, which is 14 inches below the normal through this point in the season.
Keith L. Eggleston (email@example.com)
Northeast Regional Climate Center