Sunday, February 12, 2012
Weather Rewind, February 5-11, 2012
We picked up snow twice -- Wednesday afternoon and early evening (0.3" at the Airport) and on Saturday (0.9" in two rounds between the morning and evening). Our season total is now a whopping four inches on the year, the same as 2001-2002's "non winter" but we are at least we are working ourselves out of the top five snowless winters (just need another two tenths of an inch to do the trick).
Despite the cold surge that's accompanying the East today and tomorrow, temperatures for February will continue to average quite a bit above average. The only reason cool spots this month are in the Rockies and in the high deserts of the Southwest...and even there temperature departures are rather modest so far this month. Minneapolis through yesterday averaged 8.1 degrees above for a "normal" February while Philadelphia is 5.6 above through yesterday. The "winter" of 2011-2012 continues to wimp along despite occasional fits from the north.