Weather Talk: February was colder, snowier than average
The month of February was both colder and snowier than average.
The average daily high temperature in February was 17.6 degrees and the average daily low was 2.8 below zero for a mean daily average of 7.4 degrees. This is 7.2 degrees colder than the long-term February average.
December was 0.3 degrees colder than average, and January was 1.9 degrees warmer than average, so a colder February brings the December, January and February winter mean temperature of 10.9 degrees to 1.7 degrees colder than average.
February’s snow total of 12 inches is 5 inches more than average, and the 0.83 inches of water in that snow is 0.25 inches more than average. The foot of February snow brings the season total to 27.4 inches, which is still 10.6 inches below average for the winter so far.
The combination of near-average temperatures and slightly less than average snow make this a relatively typical winter season so far.