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FEBRUARY WEATHER IN SAN DIEGO

LONGER DAYS IN FEBRUARY PRODUCE A SLIGHT RISE IN TEMPERATURE OVER
THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THE MONTHLY MEAN OF 57.9 DEGREES IS 0.8 DEGREES
HIGHER THAN THAT OF JANUARY. THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM IS 50.7
DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM IS 65.0 DEGREES. IN MOST
FEBRUARYS THE MAXIMUM REACHES 70 DEGREES OR EVEN 80 DEGREES AND ONCE
ON FEBRUARY 19, 1995 IT SOARED TO 90 DEGREES. A FREEZING TEMPERATURE
HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED DURING THE MONTH AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE. THE LOWEST READING WAS 34 DEGREES ON SEVERAL FEBRUARY DAYS
PREVIOUS TO 1911..

THE MEAN RAINFALL FOR FEBRUARY IS NORMALLY 2.27 INCHES. THE AVERAGE
NUMBER OF RAINY DAYS IS 6 BUT IN 1884 A MEASURABLE AMOUNT OCCURRED
ON 15 DAYS WITH A TOTAL OF 9.05 INCHES. IN CONTRAST...1912 1924 AND
1967 WENT WITHOUT ANY RAIN. SMALL HAIL HAS OCCURRED AT INTERVALS BUT
NO SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH.

AS IN OTHER WINTER MONTHS...WINDS REACHING 30 MPH OR STRONGER
OCCASIONALLY HAVE OCCURRED IN RAIN STORMS WITH THE MAXIMUM OF 53
MPH IN 1938.

THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY CONTINUES MODERATELY LOW AVERAGING 72 PERCENT
IN THE EARLY MORNING...58 PERCENT NEAR NOON AND 58 PERCENT IN THE
LATE AFTERNOON. SUNSHINE AVERAGES 73 PERCENT OF POSSIBLE WITH 11
CLEAR...7 PARTLY CLOUDY AND 10 CLOUDY DAYS. HEAVY FOG FORMS ON AN
AVERAGE OF 3 DAYS BUT THERE IS WIDE VARIATION FROM YEAR TO YEAR.



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