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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
220 PM EST MON MAR 1 2015

FEBRUARY 2015 WAS THE COLDEST CALENDAR MONTH ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 6.1F WHICH IS AN ASTOUNDING 15.0F BELOW
NORMAL. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 6.4F SET BACK IN DECEMBER
OF 1989.

WATERTOWN HAD 20 DAYS IN FEBRUARY WHERE THE LOW TEMPERATURE FELL
BELOW ZERO. THIS SETS A NEW RECORD FOR THE MONTH. THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WAS 16 DAYS IN 1978. THERE HAVE BEEN 35 DAYS BELOW ZERO SO
FAR IN THE WINTER OF 2014-2015. THE RECORD NUMBER OF BELOW ZERO DAYS
FOR A WINTER IS 41 IN THE WINTER OF 1993-1994.

METEOROLOGICAL WINTER COMPRISING THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER...JANUARY...
AND FEBRUARY ENDED WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 18.0F...WHICH TIES
AS THE 10TH COLDEST IN HISTORY WITH 1968-1969. THE COLDEST WAS THE
WINTER OF 1969-1970 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 14.7F.

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