Snow Job

Thank God February 2010 is in the rearview mirror!  Of course we are not out of the woods yet just because the calendar flipped to March, but its interesting to take a look at some of the gaudy stats (courtesy of weather.com):

SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD (ANY MONTH):

Philadelphia 51.5″
Baltimore 49.7″
Mansfield, OH 49.2″
Pittsburgh 48.7″
Wilmington, DE 46.9″
Washington (Dulles) 46.1″
Harrisburg, PA 42.1″
New York City 36.9″
Atlantic City, NJ 36.6″

SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD:

Beckley, WV 45″
Elkins, WV 43.8″
Allentown, PA 42.9″
Clarksburg, WV 38.2″
Canton-Akron, OH 37.2″
Washington (Nat’l) 32″
Columbus, OH 30.1″
Wilmington, DE 27.1″
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA 46.1″
Cincinnati 26.1″
Charleston, WV 25.6″

BROKE NEW SNOWIEST SEASONS DURING FEBRUARY:

Baltimore 80.4″
Philadelphia 78.7″
Washington (Dulles) 73.2″
Wilmington, DE 72.7″
Atlantic City, NJ 58.1″
Washington (Nat’l) 56″
Wichita Falls, TX 15″

OTHER RECORDS SET IN FEBRUARY

Record snow depths:

– Baltimore 31″ (Feb 11)
– Washington (Dulles) 26″ (Feb 10)

Record 2-day snow storm:

– Washington (Dulles) 32.4″ (Feb 5-6)

Record snowiest February day:

– Chicago 12.6″ (Feb 9)
– Dallas 12.5″ (24 hr period from Feb 11-12)

Record long snow cover stretches:

– Omaha 84 straight days with 1″ or more snow cover
– Des Moines 83 straight days with 4″ or more snow cover

OTHER QUOTABLE NOTABLES:

– 2nd coldest Feb. on record: Orlando, Melbourne, Vero Beach, FL

– Top 5 coldest February on record: Atlanta, GA, Corpus Christi, TX, Houston, TX,
College Station, TX, Jackson, TN, Jonesboro, AR, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

– Coldest February since …

– 1978: Little Rock, AR and Savannah, GA
– 1980: Charleston, SC

– Top 5 coldest winters (Dec-Feb) on record:  Miami Beach, FL, Augusta, GA,
Columbia, SC, Baton Rouge, LA

– Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA have failed to hit 40° since Dec. 2!

– Wichita, KS has failed to hit 60° for 3 straight months for the first time in history
(since 1888)

–  No tornadoes nationwide in February for the first time since at least 1950.

–  Driest February on record:  Gaylord, MI (0.29″)

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