Nick Diller’s monthly weather summary: A warm, dry February 2017
Great Barrington — Warmer than the now 52-year average but not as wet. That was this February in a nutshell.
With an average high temperature of 43 and a low of 24 it became the third warmest behind 1998 and 1984.
The 52-year average high and low for the month is 36 and 15. Only nine times did the temperature dip into the teens or below and never close to zero. This marks the thirteenth time and the first in 5 years temperatures in February failed to go below zero. So far this winter only twice has the readings gone into the minus range, January 9th and December 16th each with a one below reading. By the way, since 1965, the average below zero mark is 10 per winter.
In looking at the precipitation, February marked the first time in three months the monthly total fell below the average. The combined rain and snowmelt came to a little over two inches which was about a quarter below. The month’s snowfall of 18 inches was four better than average. Great snow for skiing but not a lot of moisture in it.
Weather people are saying this up and down pattern will continue for the foreseeable future. Have a wonderful March.
|DATE||HI TEMP||LOW TEMP||SKY||RAIN||SNOW||COMMENTS|
|1-Feb-17||41||24||CHANGING||0.5||LIGHT SNOW (.05) EARLY AM THEN PCLDY.|
|2-Feb-17||35||19||CHANGING||VCLDY, BREEZY WITH SNOW SHOWER|
|5-Feb-17||37||19||CHANGING||FAIR AM. MCLDY PM SNOW IN NORTHERN NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND|
|6-Feb-17||35||26||CHANGING||CLOPUDS LIFTING AT SUNRISE. WINDY|
|7-Feb-17||34||27||CLOUDY||0.15||SLEET FREEZIN RAIN|
|8-Feb-17||46||30||CHANGING||0.27||SLEET FREEZIN RAIN TIL 5P.THEN PCLDY|
|9-Feb-17||31||10||CHANGING||10.3||MCLDY AT MIDNIGHT. SNOW (.68) 6A TIL 2P. WINDY. FAIR AT SUNSET|
|10-Feb-17||25||6||CHANGING||1.2||CLOUDING UP EARLYEVE. SNOW (.10) 9P TIL……|
|11-Feb-17||37||15||CLOUDY||1||SNOW (.09) TIL 3A. TTHEN REMAINING CLOUDY.|
|12-Feb-17||31||25||CLOUDY||5.3||STEADY MODERATE SNOW TIL5P. THEN LIGHT SNOW TIL MIDNIGHT(.39)|
|13-Feb-17||32||22||CHANGING||VCLDY WINDY WITH FLURRIES. SNOW SQUALL IN STOCKBRIDGE|
|14-Feb-17||36||22||CHANGING||CLOUDS LIFTING MID DAY TO CLEAR|
|15-Feb-17||41||34||CHANGING||0.1||PCLDY MID AFT. MCLDY WITH SNOW SHOWER EVNING.|
|16-Feb-||33||22||CHANGING||0.1||VCDLY WINDY A FEW SNOW SHOWERS|
|20-Feb-17||43||22||FAIR||PCLDY AM THEN CLEAR. LOW TEMP 11:59P|
|23-Feb-17||67||31||FAIR||RECORD JHIGH TEMP AT 3A.|
|24-Feb-17||72||41||CHANGING||0.03||CLOUDING UP MIDNIGHT WITH RAIN 3A. THEN CLEARING.|
|25-Feb-17||66||37||CHANGING||0.68||VCLDY WINDY TIED RECORD HIGH TEMP.TH SH AT 6P THEN RAIN, WINDY COLDER|
|26-Feb-17||37||27||CHANGING||VCLDY WINDY WITH FLURRIES HI TEMP 12:01A CLEAR EVENING|
|28-Feb-17||61||35||CHANGING||0.01||CLOUDING UP EARLY AM WITH LIGHT RAIN SHOWER. THEN PCLDY. MCLDY LATE AFT.|
|43||24||1.14||18.5||AVERAGE: Temp-36/15 Mean-25.5 Precip: Rain-2.28 Snow-14.7|