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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Records

Warmest February?
Right now the warmest February on record occurred in 1998 and 1954 with an average temperature of 36.2 degrees. Our current average temp so far this month is 35.6 degeres, 6.7 degrees above average!

If the month ended today, this would be the 4th warmest on record. But we will probably climb in the rankings over the next few days with temps soaring through the 50s! We have a shot at breaking the record but cool temps this weekend might ruin our chance for the #1 spot.

Driest February?
We have only received 0.14” of precipitation so far this month! Wow! I knew it was dry but that stat even surprised me! The average precip in February (30 year mean 1971-2000) is 2.96”. If the month were to end today this would be the driest February on record! Of course, it doesn’t end today. We will add some rain to the bucket on Thursday and Friday. But not enough to make up for the dry weather so far. I think this February will place in the top 3.

Top Five Warmest Februarys (in degrees F)
Windsor Locks, CT
Since 1905
1) 36.2, ’98 and ‘54
2) 35.6, 1925
3) 35.3, 1981
4) 34.8, 1976
5) 34.7 in 1976

Top Five Driest Februarys
Windsor Locks, CT
Since 1905
1) 0.45”, 1987
2) 0.98”, 1980
3) 1.14”, 1968
4) 1.38”, 1997
5) 1.42”, 1978

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