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February and Winter - Cold Start, Warm Finish
Several sites had a record warm or record wet February. Here's a recap of February and winter conditions, as well as a quick look ahead to March. … read full story
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Snowfall in February so far has been hit-or-miss.
Six airport climate sites had their all-time snowiest start to February, with Boston, MA, seeing a whopping 58.5 inches (nearly 5 feet!) of snow. In two weeks, Boston has had more snow than they normally get in an entire snow season (Oct-May) and Worcester, MA, has had more snow than they normally get during winter (Dec-Feb). In fact, much of New England, New York, and the northern half of Pennsylvania saw well above normal snowfall.
February temperatures so far have been well below normal.
Repeated blasts of Arctic air have kept most of the Northeast extremely cold during the first half of February. Caribou, ME, and Islip, NY, had their coldest start to February on record, with Caribou a frigid 13.4 degrees below normal. All 35 airport climate sites saw well below normal temperatures, with 27 sites ranking the period among their top 20 coldest starts to February.