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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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February was a record-cold month for numerous areas.
February was an exceptionally cold month in the Northeast, with temperatures generally 9 degrees F to 15 degrees F below normal. Fifteen of the 35 airport climate sites had record-cold Februarys. In fact, 7 of those sites reported February as their all-time coldest month. All but two sites ranked this February among their top 10 all-time coldest months. With such a cold February, it is not surprising that the winter season ended up colder than normal at all 35 sites.
February was also quite a snowy month.
February was also quite snowy, with totals ranging from near normal up to 4.5 feet above normal. Seventeen sites ranked the month among their top 10 snowiest Februarys. At 7 of those sites, February also ranked among their top 10 all-time snowiest months. Three sites had record-snowy Februarys, with 2 of those sites also having their all-time snowiest month. The winter season was snowier than normal for most of the region.