Friday, February 15, 2013

First Half of February Revisited

Philadelphia's February has been rather tame and mundane from a statistical standpoint -- the average temperature so far has been 33.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees below average.  We've been below average eight of the first fourteen days this month and at the month's current trajectory, we'll likely end up close to or slightly below average when all is said and done.  This *could* be our first below average February since 2010.

It hasn't been overly warm or cold -- steady state in temperatures with highs in the 40's and 30's generally, one day besting 50 in the city.  Lows have generally been close to average as well.  Highest high so far through yesterday is 51, lowest low was on the 2nd at 18.  While that mundane theme for temperature will change a bit this weekend and early next week, the shot of chill upcoming will be brief.

Precipitation is generally near average in the region, with Philly at 1.25" so far or just a few hundredths below where we need to be.

Snowfall so far this month has totaled 2.7" in Philadelphia, which is 2.1" below average for the month so far. The irony in this is that it has snowed a trace or more on 10 of the first 14 days this month...and all we've picked up is that.  It's been a nickel and dime type of winter around here so far.