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Valentine’s Weather - Lovely or Heartbreaking?

If you’re taking your sweetheart out for a romantic night on the town for Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at average conditions for the region’s 35 major airport climate sites (based on each station’s full period of record).

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Probability of measurable precipitation on Valentine’s Day.

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Probability of measurable snow on Valentine’s Day.

Everything will be coming up roses if you live near Washington Dulles, DC, where the chance of precipitation is 27%, but you could be seeing red if you don’t plan for precipitation in Elkins, WV, where there’s a 63% chance. If you’re not so smitten with snow, Wilmington, DE is the place to be because the probability of measurable snowfall is only 13%. If it’s a marshmallow world you desire, go to Rochester or Binghamton, NY, where the probability of snow is 58%. Conditions are typically sweet, temperature-wise, in Charleston, WV, where the average high is 49.6°F. But, if cooler temperatures make you swoon, you’ll adore Caribou, ME’s average low of 2.6°F.

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Average maximum and minimum temperatures on Valentine’s Day.

The 6 to 10 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows that lovebirds may need to bundle up because temperatures are expected to be colder than normal. The precipitation outlook is a little like a box of assorted chocolates…it features something for everyone. Overall, the best thing to do is check your most beloved weather forecasting site before heading out with your true love!

cpc temp outlook map

No sugar-coating–it’s likely going to be cooler than normal.

cpc precip outlook map

If you like precipitation, you’re in for a treat if you live in parts of New York and New England. If you don’t like precipitation, you’ll fancy the weather in parts of the Mid-Atlantic.