Climatological Report (Monthly)
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685 CXUS51 KBUF 030128 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 723 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 73 02/21/1997 LOW -22 02/09/1934 HIGHEST 67 02/23 62 02/28 LOWEST 14 02/03 -12 02/14 02/02 AVG. MAXIMUM 43.9 34.1 9.8 38.0 AVG. MINIMUM 27.1 18.6 8.5 21.1 MEAN 35.5R 26.4 9.1 29.5 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 6 12.4 -6.4 10 DAYS MIN <= 32 23 25.2 -2.2 23 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.8 -0.8 2 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 6.04 1876 MINIMUM 0.35 1888 TOTALS 2.33 1.95 0.38 3.78 DAYS >= .01 13 18 DAYS >= .10 7 5 DAYS >= .50 1 3 DAYS >= 1.00 0 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.52 02/07 TO 02/07 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 64.8 1958 TOTALS 14.6 21.5 -6.9 28.0 SINCE 7/1 71.6 78.9 -7.3 51.7 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1 4 -3 3 DAYS >= 1.0 5 6.8 -1.8 6 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 4 02/14 15 02/17 02/13 24 HR TOTAL 6.2 02/12 TO 02/13 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 819 1082 -263 1019 SINCE 7/1 3868 4786 -918 3917 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ....................................................... WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 33/260 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 45/260 DATE 02/08 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.80 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 3 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 10 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 15 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 68 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 3 LIGHT RAIN 9 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 2 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 6 LIGHT SNOW 17 SLEET 1 FOG 16 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 1 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...CONTINUED MILD WINTER THROUGH FEBRUARY... FEBRUARY 2017 WILL GO DOWN AS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD, JUST TWO YEARS AFTER THE COLDEST FEBRUARY AND MONTH OF ALL-TIME WAS RECORDED. WITHIN THIS MONTH, THERE WERE THREE NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES. THOUGH PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS ABOVE NORMAL, SNOW WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 35.5F WHICH WAS 2.2F DEGREES WARMER THAN THE PREVIOUS WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD, AND 1.2F DEGREES WARMER THAN A TYPICAL MARCH. THERE WERE FOUR NEW TEMPERATURES RECORDS ESTABLISHED THIS MONTH. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ON THE 7TH (54F), 18TH (63F) AND 23RD (67F); WHILE THE 23RD ALSO SET A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 47F FOR THE DATE. THE 67F EQUALS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY DAY SINCE 1997 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SPIKED TO 73F DEGREES. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS ABOUT A THIRD OF AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL, WITH 2.33 INCHES RECORDED. SNOWFALL ON THE OTHER HAND WAS BELOW NORMAL, WITH 14.6 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED. THE SNOWIEST PERIOD THIS MONTH WAS ON THE 12-13TH WHEN 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WITH A NOR`EASTER FORMING OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COASTLINE. THE WETTEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS FEBRUARY 7TH, WITH 0.52 INCHES OF RAIN RECORDED. THE MONTH STARTED OFF WITH A CLIPPER SYSTEM PASSING ACROSS THE REGION, WITH LAKE EFFECT SNOW FOLLOWING. THE NORTHWEST FLOW PRODUCED SEVERAL INCHES AROUND THE GENESEE VALLEY. A SECOND PUSH OF ARCTIC AIR TRIGGERED ANOTHER ROUND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW ON THE 2ND THROUGH 4TH OF THE MONTH. SNOW WAS SPARSE ACROSS THE AIRPORT, THOUGH EASTWARD ACROSS WAYNE TO OSWEGO COUNTIES, A FOOT TO A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW FELL. ON THE 15TH AND 16TH LIMITED LAKE EFFECT SNOW FELL SOUTH OF LAKE ONTARIO, WITH AROUND AN INCH FALLING IN THE METRO ROCHESTER AREA. THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH SAW MILD AIR BECOME PLENTIFUL, WITH JUST THREE DAYS AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH DROPPING TO OR BELOW NORMAL. FROM SATURDAY, THE 21ST TO A WEEK LATER ON THE 28TH TEMPERATURES ROSE TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL. HIGHS IN THE 40S AND 50S EVENTUALLY PEAKED AT 67F ON THE 23RD. AN EARLY SPRING-LIKE FEEL THROUGH MUCH OF THIS LAST METEOROLOGICAL WINTER MONTH. && THOMAS $$

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