February is month number three of winter, climatologically speaking. December was snowy, January was bitter. February, however, hasn’t been too bad. In the span of just 36 hours a record high has been set, rain has fallen, and our snow depth has shrunk from 8″ down to a meager 1″. Winter began in much the same fashion last year, but instead of a prolonged winter thaw, February went in a completely different direction in 2008. Here are a few differences through the first 10 days:
Total Snowfall: 4.4″ 0.1″
Average High: 24.1 31.3
Snow Depth: 10″ 1″
Obviously, we still have a month to go before Spring officially begins (38 days and counting down), but this is certainly a step in that direction. In case you are wondering, February 2008 concluded with 13.1″ of snowfall, an average temperature of 22.1 degrees, and a maximum snow depth of 15″ on the 19th. A sneak peek ahead features a pretty quiet stretch for the Chippewa Valley, with our next best chance of accumulating snow not until next week!
Chief Meteorologist Doug Michaels
Posted under Weather
This post was written by dmichaels on February 10, 2009