Welcome to March, and welcome to Meteorological Spring as Chief Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin mentioned in her previous blog post!
Overall February 2013 was a warmer and drier than average month, when checking in with six separate locations in our coverage area.
Here's a look at the numbers! You can find the information here
|February 2013||Avg Temp||Dep.||Highest T||Lowest T||Precip||Dep||Snow||Dep||Cloudy||Clear|
The warmest locations were Springfield, Vermont and Lebanon, NH in terms of reaching the highest high temperature, but also based on the average temperature for the month. The warmest compared to average was St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The driest place was Massena, NY at nearly an inch down for February. The cloudiest places? Well that goes to Montpelier and Springfield, though if St. Johnsbury recorded cloud cover then that city might take that one :)
The beginning of February was brutally cold, indicated by those lowest observed temperatures which bottomed out in the second week of the month. Then the last two-thirds of the month really warmed up, especially at night. Low temperatures did not drop nearly as far toward the end of the month, which bumped most places up to about one or two degrees above average.
Snowfall was fairly on par with February standards, at least for Burlington. Unfortunately I don't have handy data for the other cities listed and their respective snowfall totals. I can say though for Jay Peak, it was the best month! Jay has recorded 99" of new snow in February, the most out of any month this season so far, raising its season total passed last year's overall total, and on its way to a 300"+ season.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier