Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
CXUS51 KBUF 050456
CLMBUF

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1017 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2020

...................................

...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              71   02/24/2017
                        02/26/2000

 LOW              -20   02/02/1961
                        02/09/1934

HIGHEST            47   02/24                         60  02/07
                        02/23
LOWEST              2   02/14                         -4  02/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.1              33.3     0.8     35.5
AVG. MINIMUM     24.6              19.2     5.4     19.6
MEAN             29.4              26.3     3.1     27.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              13.6    -4.6       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              25.3    -0.3       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.90   1990
 MINIMUM         0.46   1877
TOTALS           2.50              2.49    0.01     3.28
DAYS >= .01        14                                 17
DAYS >= .10         9                                  9
DAYS >= .50         1                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.72   02/26 TO 02/27           02/06 TO 02/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           54.2   1958
TOTALS           20.6              17.3     3.3     16.8
SINCE 7/1        62.5              78.8   -16.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= 1.0         8               5.3     2.7        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   02/09                         23  02/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   02/26 TO 02/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1027              1085     -58     1041
 SINCE 7/1       4286              4780    -494     4745
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/260
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/250    DATE  02/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      2
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

&&

...MILDNESS CONTINUES WITH ANOTHER MAINLY QUIET WINTER MONTH...

THE MILD METEOROLOGICAL WINTER CONTINUED WITH FEBRUARY 2020
COMPLETING THE SWEEP OF ABOVE NORMAL WARMTH...FINISHING OVER 3
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ABOVE NORMAL. COMBINED WITH THE MILD DECEMBER AND
JANUARY MONTHS, THIS METEOROLOGICAL WINTER OF 2019-20 FINISHED AS
9TH WARMEST ON RECORD. IT WAS ANOTHER MAINLY QUIET MONTH, WITH THE 4
COLD INTRUSIONS ALL OCCURRING LATE IN THE WORK WEEK OR BEGINNING OF
THE WEEKEND. A LATE MONTH PROLONGED LAKE EFFECT EVENT BROUGHT HEAVY
SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO THE EAST OF THE LAKES, BUT LESS
SEVERE CONDITIONS WERE FOUND ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA. THIS
EVENT DID BRING SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY TO ABOVE NORMAL.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 29.4F DEGREES THIS LEAP-YEAR FEBRUARY.
THERE WERE ONLY OCCASIONAL, BRIEF COLD AIR INTRUSIONS AND THE AIR
TEMPERATURE REMAINED AROUND THE FREEZING MARK OR GREATER FOR A GOOD
PORTION OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE 13 DAYS THAT HAD MINIMUM
TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S OR GREATER...AND THIS RANKS 2ND ALL-TIME FOR
FEBRUARY (1998/14 DAYS) AND 8 DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL. THE ONLY ARCTIC
OUTBREAK OCCURRED DURING THE 14TH/15TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED
INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO...THE FIRST SUCH OCCURRENCE OF THE
WINTER SEASON.

PRECIPITATION AVERAGED NORMAL, FINISHING AT 2.50 INCHES FOR THE
MONTH. PRECIPITATION FELL AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW AND WAS EVENLY
SPREAD THROUGH THE MONTH. A DRY STRETCH OCCURRED THE 21ST THROUGH
THE 24TH WITH A GOOD AMOUNT OF LATE WINTER SUNSHINE. THE BIGGEST
PRECIPITATION EVENT OCCURRED SOON AFTER ON THE 26TH WITH A GENERAL
HALF INCH OF LIQUID FALLING ACROSS METRO BUFFALO IN A MAINLY RAIN
EVENT. SNOWFALL FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY, WITH A FAIR
AMOUNT OF NICKLE AND DIME EVENTS CONTRIBUTING TO THE MONTHLY TOTAL
OF 20.6 INCHES. THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL WAS JUST 3.2
INCHES OCCURRING ON THURSDAY THE 27TH BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT.

FEBRUARY WAS A QUIET MONTH OVERALL WITH SEVERAL MARGINAL SET-UPS FOR
SNOW EARLY IN THE MONTH. A COMPLEX NEW ENGLAND STORM BROUGHT AROUND
A HALF A FOOT OF SNOW TO METRO BUFFALO OVER THE 5TH - 7TH ALONG WITH
A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN. BEHIND AN ARCTIC FRONT ON THE 13TH AND
14TH WEAK LAKE EFFECT SNOW GENERATED OFF LAKE ERIE, WITH JUST A FEW
INCHES OF SNOW AROUND METRO BUFFALO AND A HALF A FOOT OF FLUFFY SNOW
ACCUMULATING ACROSS THE HILLS SOUTH OF BUFFALO. A STORM SYSTEM
PASSED ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 18TH AS MAINLY RAIN, AND A FEW WET
SNOWFLAKES. THE SIGNIFICANT EVENT THIS MONTH OCCURRED LATE WITH A
PROLONGED FLOW OF COLDER AIR OVER THE STILL OPEN LAKE ERIE WATERS
GENERATING A PLUME OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW. A COMBINATION OF SYNOPTIC
AND LAKE EFFECT SNOW LATE ON THE 26TH AND 27TH AMOUNTED TO JUST A
FEW INCHES OF SNOW AROUND BUFFALO, BUT ACROSS THE HILLS SOUTH OF
BUFFALO ONE TO TWO FEET OF SNOW FELL. ADDITIONALLY STRONG WESTERLY
WINDS BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FOR THE HILL TOPS ON THURSDAY THE
27TH AND FRIDAY THE 28TH.

LAKE ERIE REMAINED WIDE OPEN THROUGH THE MONTH WITH THE LAKE WATER
TEMPERATURES AVERAGING BETWEEN 33F AND 36F. THE WINDS THIS MONTH
WERE NEAR NORMAL, AVERAGING 11.6 MPH THROUGH THE MONTH. THE
STRONGEST GUST OCCURRED ON THE 27TH (50 MPH), THIS FROM A DEEP LOW
ACROSS SOUTHERN QUEBEC CREATING A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT.

IN ALL ANOTHER BEARABLE WINTER MONTH FOR WESTERN NEW YORK.

&&

THOMAS

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
  • National Weather Service
  • WSO Pago Pago Weather Service Office
  • Pago Pago, AS
  • (684) 699-9130
  • Page Author: PPG Webmaster
  • Incorrect Region Format!
  • Web Master's E-mail:
  • Page last modified: Mar 10th, 2020 21:02 UTC