A Valentine’s for Everyone!
The Northeast offers a variety of weather that everyone can enjoy, even on Valentine’s Day, if you know where to look! Here’s a summary of average conditions for the region’s 35 major climate sites based on each station’s full period of record.
Probability of measurable snow on Valentine’s Day. Click to enlarge.
If you desire snow (or not)…
Rochester has the highest probably of measurable snow at 57%, while it’s almost certain that Caribou will have at least an inch of snow on the ground. The greatest Valentine’s snow storm occurred in 2007 in Burlington, which saw 25.3" of snow. The lowest probably of measurable snow is 12% at Dulles Airport and Washington, D.C., which both also have the lowest likelihood of having at least an inch of snow on the ground at 21%.
Probability of at least 1" of snow on the ground on Valentine’s Day. Click to enlarge.
If you want to be showered with love (and precipitation)…
There’s a 66% chance of measurable precipitation in Syracuse but only a 30% chance at Dulles Airport. The site of the wettest Valentine’s Day may surprise you! It’s Scranton, which saw 2.50" of precipitation (in the form of 12" of snow) in 1914.
Probability of measurable precipitation on Valentine’s Day. Click to enlarge.
Average maximum and minimum temperatures on Valentine’s Day.
If you want to snuggle for warmth…
The coolest location is Caribou which averages a high of 22.6°F and a low of 2.5°F on Valentine’s. Surprisingly, though, Caribou isn’t the site of the coldest Valentine’s temperature. That honor goes to Concord which bottomed out at -29°F back in 1875.
If you have your heart set on heat…
On the hot side of things is Charleston and Washington, D.C. Charleston boasts the highest average max temperature of 49.4°F and the hottest temperature of 77°F (in 1950), while Washington, D.C., is home to the warmest average min temperature of 28.8°F. Only six major climate sites haven’t seen a below zero temperature on Valentine’s - Huntington, Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Of course, the weather in the Northeast is changeable, so as the big day approaches, make sure to check your local National Weather Service forecast.
Highest and lowest temperatures on Valentine’s Day.