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Old 03-03-2019, 07:54 PM
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Originally Posted by Warszawa View Post
Wikipedia says average high in Edmonton in February is 27.1F. So the average highs were like 24F below average??
The Wikipedia stats use the broken downtown station whereas my data are from the more reliable airport station. The airport average high in February is -3.8C/25.2F. So "only" about 22F below average.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Location: Seattle
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Originally Posted by QIDb602 View Post
February this month was 6.7F (3.7C) below average. It was the 2nd snowiest February ever recorded and the 5th coldest February ever recorded. Only 2 days were above average and 1 day was exactly average. February 4 was the first daily high temperature at or below freezing for nearly five years.

This February was a February that will never be forgotten. Nearly every day was below average and there was a huge snowstorm that shut down the city for a week. Cold airmasses followed after the snowstorm and led to a predominately cold month.
I thought there was at least one daytime high below freezing in Feb 2017 and 2018... I remember it also snowed in Seattle the last two years.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:34 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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February was 2F below normal in Milwaukee, 4F in Madison. Snow and precipitation double the average, usually February is dry. The month started with a thaw from some foggy drizzly 40F days.  Milwaukee melted all their snow but Madison kept some and had a full month of snow cover. There was no very cold weather, especially in Milwaukee. Just consistent cold and snow, with a lot of rain mixed in.

Overall winter was ok. It took forever to get going, barely any snow in December and the first half of January but it came on strong for the last month and half.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:38 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Some monthly summaries from the US, places that were very wet snowy or cold.
Minneapolis had their snowiest February ever with 39"/99cm, third snowiest month ever, and a cold month overall.

Rochester, Minnesota also had their snowiest month, similar to Minneapolis but their snow depth was higher. 2nd snowiest month on record for them.

Bottineau, North Dakota was the coldest place I found with good data. Average monthly temperature -9F/-23C, the coldest month for them since 1982. Opheim MT and Northgate ND were also -9F but some days were missing.

Marquette, Michigan had incredible snowfall this month of 89.9", third highest monthly total ever. Three other stations recorded over 90".

(Not February) Watertown, New York saw 88" of snow in January but the monthly data is suspicious. 88" is possible in a month but the precipitation and snow depth are too low.

Very wet for Nashville and surrounding areas with places seeing 15 inches of rain in February. Nashville had 13.47"/342mm, wettest February and top 10 wettest month on record.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Location: Stara Pazova, Syrmia region (northern Serbia) - 45 N
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Average daily mean temperatures in Montenegro in February 2019.

February was above average, from +0.6c in Ulcinj to +2.2c in Podgorica.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Location: Atlanta
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62/45 is how Atlanta averaged out for the month of February. Why can't every February be like this? Well the last few February actually has been above average similar to this year. Doesn't really mean for an early spring though, as Atlanta weather is always switching months around. January feels like February, February feels like January, March feels like a slightly milder February, December feels like November, and so on.

This season November started our winter season early as it was a decent bit below average, but other than that this winter season has been above average.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:38 PM
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January was colder than average and February warmer than average:

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:08 AM
Location: Reading, England
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Reading was much warmer than normal in February, especially during the day, and the February record high temp was set this month. Some snow fell the morning of the 1st, but that was it for snow.
Average high: 11.8C (+3.8C)
Average low: 2.2C (+0.5C)
Highest temp: 19.5C
Lowest temp: -5.1C
Air frosts: 8
Precipitation: 31.4 mm (76% of normal)
Sun hours: ~125
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Sunny and dry. Weird to think that Ketchikan could have 20 inches of rain in January and still be considered in a drought, but so it is.

Some communities usually on hydro power are having to run diesel instead. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Curre...onitor.aspx?AK
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:30 AM
Location: Seattle
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Originally Posted by Ed's Mountain View Post
February 2019 in Edmonton will go down as somewhere between 2nd coldest and 5th coldest February since records began depending upon which weather station is used. Regardless, it seems to have been the coldest February since 1979. Here are the stats from the airport site.

Average high: -16.1C
Average low: -28.8C
Mean temperature: -22.5C

Highest high: -2.9C (27th)
Lowest low: -41.2C (5th)

Lowest high: -27.1C (9th)
Highest low: -14.8C (20th)

Snowfall: 21.6 cm on 15 days
Rainfall: 0.2 mm (?!? Probably a mistake--the day this supposedly happened had a maximum temperature of -25.7C.)

24 days with a minimum below -20C
14 days with a minimum below -30C
7 days with a minimum below -35C
1 day with a minimum below -40C

0 days with a maximum above freezing (0C)
14 days with a maximum below 0F/-17.8C (Including 12 consecutive from the 2nd to the 13th--333 consecutive hours below 0F at that time.)
Are rain and snow separated in Canada? In the US, when it snows, they convert snow to precipitation (liquid) and record that in addition to snowfall. So there is no way to have 21 cm of snow recorded but only 0.2 mm of rain.

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