Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
450 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/27/1997
 LOW              -13   02/10/1899
HIGHEST            42   02/07                         54  02/22
LOWEST             -4   02/24                          2  02/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.5              40.7   -10.2     35.9
AVG. MINIMUM     11.2              25.1   -13.9     18.2
MEAN             20.9              32.9   -12.0     27.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14               4.6     9.4       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              22.5     5.5       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               0.0     4.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.93   1981
 MINIMUM         0.39   2002
TOTALS           1.09              2.39   -1.30     4.27
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.09   -0.05     0.15
DAYS >= .01        10               9.9     0.1       11
DAYS >= .10         3               5.3    -2.3        8
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.47   02/21 TO 02/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           42.1   2010
TOTALS           11.2              10.5     0.7     21.6
SINCE 7/1        27.4              25.0     2.4     42.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2        4
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.8     2.2        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   02/22                          9  02/16
                                                          02/14
 24 HR TOTAL      4.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1229               899     330     1056
 SINCE 7/1       4303              3988     315     4344
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  02/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/310    DATE  02/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      3
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      9

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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DAILY RECORDS...
NEW LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON FEB 21 (4 DEGREES) AND FEB 24 (-4 DEGREES).
THE RECORD LOW WAS TIED ON FEB 16 (0 DEGREES)...FEB 20 (0 DEGREES) AND
FEB 23 (6 DEGREES).

MONTHLY RECORDS...
THIS WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 20.9
BREAKING THE PREVIOUS FEBRUARY RECORD OF 21.4 SET BACK IN 1934.

THIS WAS ALSO THE FOURTH COLDEST CALENDAR MONTH ON RECORD...BEHIND THE JANUARYS OF
1918 (19.1 DEGREES)...1977 (20.1 DEGREES) AND 1994 (20.3 DEGREES).

IN ADDITION...THIS WAS THE 8TH DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD...WITH ONLY 1.09 INCHES OF
LIQUID PRECIPITATION.

A CONTINUOUS WEATHER RECORD HAS BEEN KEPT AT HARRISBURG SINCE 1888.

&&

RXR


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