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CLMROC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
723 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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...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
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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
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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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