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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1230 AM CST SUN FEB 22 2015

...RECORD COLD FEBRUARY 2015...

RECORD COLD LATE SEASON WEATHER HAS BROKEN NUMEROUS RECORDS ACROSS
THE QUAD-STATE REGION FOR FEBRUARY. HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE
NUMBERS:

PADUCAH: (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1937)
- RECORD LOWS WERE BROKEN ON FEB 17TH (-5 DEGREES), FEB 18TH (0
DEGREES), FEB 19TH (-10 DEGREES), AND FEB 20TH (-9 DEGREES).
- THE 10 BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE ON FEB 19TH WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED THIS LATE IN THE SEASON AND THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE PADUCAH HAS SEEN SINCE IT DROPPED TO 13 BELOW ZERO ON
JANUARY 19TH, 1994.
- RECORD COLD HIGH WAS SET ON FEB 19TH OF 18 DEGREES. THIS WAS ALSO
IMPRESSIVE AS IT WAS ONLY THE 3RD TIME ON RECORD WITH A HIGH BELOW
20 THIS LATE IN THE SEASON. PADUCAH HASN`T SEEN A HIGH THIS COLD
BEYOND FEB 17TH SINCE IT ONLY MANAGED 17 DEGREES ON FEB 21, 1963.
- THE 10.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL THAT FELL ON FEB 16, 2015 WAS THE
LARGEST DAILY SNOWFALL ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AND THE
3RD LARGEST FOR ANY MONTH.
- THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTAL STANDS AT 13.0 INCHES WHICH WOULD RANK
AS THE 2ND SNOWIEST FEBRUARY BEYOND THE 15.3 INCHES THAT FELL IN
FEBRUARY 1993.
- PADUCAH IS ON PACE TO HAVE ITS 2ND COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD ONLY
BEHIND 1978 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 24.4 DEGREES.
- PUTTING THIS ALL INTO PERSPECTIVE, PADUCAH HASN`T SEEN A COLD
STRETCH OF THIS MAGNITUDE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON SINCE 1960 WHEN
THERE WAS A 6 DAY PERIOD WITH HIGHS BELOW FREEZING FROM FEB 29TH
THROUGH MARCH 5TH AND A 17 DAY PERIOD WITH HIGHS BELOW 40 ENDING ON
MARCH 12TH. LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THAT SPAN DIPPED BELOW ZERO
TWICE IN EARLY MARCH WHICH IS STILL THE ONLY OCCURRENCES OF BELOW
ZERO READINGS IN MARCH.

EVANSVILLE: (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1897)
- RECORD LOWS WERE BROKEN ON FEB 19TH (-6 DEGREES) AND FEB 20TH (-7
DEGREES).
- THE 7 BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE ON FEB 20TH WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE EVANSVILLE HAS SEEN SINCE IT DROPPED TO 11 BELOW ZERO ON
CHRISTMAS 2004.
- RECORD COLD HIGH WAS SET ON FEB 19TH OF 11 DEGREES. IMPRESSIVELY
THIS IS ONLY THE 2ND TIME WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW 15 THIS LATE
IN THE SEASON. THE OTHER OCCURRENCE WAS ON FEB 21, 1963 WHEN THE
HIGH WAS ALSO 11.
- EVANSVILLE IS ON PACE TO HAVE ITS 3RD COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD
BEHIND 1978 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 21.0 AND 1979 WITH AN
AVERAGE OF 24.6.
- PUTTING THIS ALL INTO PERSPECTIVE, EVANSVILLE HASN`T SEEN A COLD
STRETCH OF THIS MAGNITUDE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON SINCE 1960 WHEN
THERE WAS A 9 DAY PERIOD WITH HIGHS BELOW FREEZING FROM FEB 29TH
THROUGH MARCH 8TH AND 19 STRAIGHT DAYS BELOW 40 ENDING ON MARCH
14TH. LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED AS LOW AS 9 BELOW ZERO DURING THAT
SPAN WHICH IS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN MARCH.

CAPE GIRARDEAU: (RECORDS DATE BACK TO JUNE 1960)
- RECORD LOWS WERE BROKEN ON FEB 16TH (-2 DEGREES), FEB 17TH (-11
DEGREES), FEB 18TH (-7 DEGREES), FEB 19TH (-14 DEGREES), AND FEB
20TH (11 DEGREES).
- THE 14 BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE ON FEB 19TH WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN FEBRUARY AND FOR THIS LATE IN THE
SEASON. THE PREVIOUS FEBRUARY RECORD WAS 8 BELOW ZERO MOST RECENTLY
SET ON FEB 3, 1996.
- TEMPERATURES BELOW ZERO ARE RARE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON AND IN
FACT THE -14 ON FEB 19TH IS NOW THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF A
TEMPERATURE BELOW ZERO ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -2 SET ON
FEBRUARY 18TH 1993.
- RECORD COLD HIGHS WERE SET ON FEB 15TH (23 DEGREES), FEB 16TH (22
DEGREES), AND FEB 19TH (18 DEGREES). THE 18 DEGREES ON FEB 19TH WAS
ONLY THE 3ND TIME ON RECORD WITH A HIGH BELOW 20 THIS LATE IN THE
SEASON. THE LATEST OCCURRENCE WAS SET ON FEB 21, 1963 WHEN IT ONLY
HIT 18.
- CAPE GIRARDEAU IS ON PACE TO HAVE ITS 2ND COLDEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD BEHIND 1978 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 23.9.
- CAPE GIRARDEAU HASN`T SEEN A COLD STRETCH OF THIS MAGNITUDE THIS
LATE IN THE SEASON SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN JUNE OF 1960.

WELL BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
THIS COMING WEEK SO MORE RECORDS ARE BOUND TO BE SET ESPECIALLY ON
MONDAY AND POSSIBLY AGAIN LATER IN THE WEEK. THIS LIST WILL BE
UPDATED ACCORDINGLY WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

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