February Monthly Climate Summary

February was cold with lots of snow although 12.9" of the total 15" for the month fell in one calendar day. There were 8 other days that recorded at least a trace of snow. This is pretty close to February 2013 where 14.5" fell including 9.8" on the 21st that included thundersnow.
Temperatures on the other hand were a big difference. February 2014 had an average high of only 27° for the first 14 days of the month thanks to only 2 days above the freezing mark. The 2nd half the average increased to 47° with only 1 day below the freezing mark. This averaged out to 26.9° (7.5° below average) factoring in the low. Comparing that to February 2013 that average temperature of 34° was exactly average for the month.

Notes from the National Weather Service:

HEAVY SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES DOMINATED WEATHER HEADLINES IN FEBRUARY. THE THIRD HIGHEST SNOWFALL FOR ANY CALENDAR DAY ON RECORD FELL ON FEBRUARY 4 WITH 12.9 INCHES FALLING. ANOTHER TENTH OF AN INCH FELL AFTER MIDNIGHT BRINGING THE TOTAL SNOW FALL FROM THIS
WINTER STORM TO 13.0 INCHES...PUTTING IT AS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST TWO-DAY TOTAL ON RECORD. VERY COLD WIND CHILLS ACCOMPANIED THE STORM...WITH VALUES FALLING TO AROUND -15 DEGREES AS IT ENDED AND AGAIN THE FOLLOWING NIGHT AS COLD AIR SURGED IN. THE AIR TEMPERATURE
ONLY REACHED NINE DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 6 WHICH SET THE RECORD FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DAY. THE 15.0 INCHES THAT ACCUMULATED FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH PLACE IT AS THE SEVENTH SNOWIEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DOMINATED THE MONTH...WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OVER SEVEN DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS PLACED IS AS A TIE FOR THE EIGHTEENTH COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AND THE COLDEST SINCE 1989. A BRIEF
PERIOD OF WARM WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH PROVIDED THUNDERSTORMS LATE ON FEBRUARY 19 AND EARLY ON FEBRUARY 20...THOUGH SNOW FELL BY LATE THAT DAY AS DID WINDS GUSTING TO 46 MPH.


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