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Words From Jerry
Jerry had his birthday in February and I joked him by saying now he's again a year older than me. February didn't seem too much like Winter here on Long Island. Only a little snow and lots of days with temperatures above normal. Mother Nature must have thought it was March. lol

Bill Long Island

February's Weather
  • 2nd: Destructive Tornadoes Tear Through Mississippi & Alabama.
  • 4th: A new daily record high of 55F was set at Portland, ME. The previous record of 50F was set in 1991.
  • 6th: Bismarck, ND broke 118-year-old record-high temp with 54 F); old record: 52 F (1898).
  • 8th: Downtown Los Angeles broke its high temp record with 88 F; old record: 85, 1996.
  • 9th: Santa Ana, California, shattered its high temp record with 95 F; old record 86, 2012.
  • 12th: A record high of 87 F was set in Phoenix, AZ, breaking the old record of 84 F set in 1988.
  • 16th: Santa Ana, California, shattered its high temp record with 95 F; old record: 87, 1977. A cold front sweeping across Southwest Florida spawned two confirmed tornadoes before sunrise.
  • 17th: El Paso, TX, broke its 114-y/o high temp record with 81 F; old record: 79, 1902. Phoenix, AZ, hit 90 F, the earliest on record to start the year; old record, 91, 2/24/1904.
  • 18th: Dodge City, KS, shattered its high temp record with 88 F; old record: 77, 1986.
  • 23rd: Tornadoes and severe weather ripped through southern Louisiana and Mississippi causing at least 3 deaths. The NWs would confirm 13 tornadoes in SE LA & southern MS.
  • 24th: Thousands of people were without power in the morning in Pensacola after a severe storm system which spawned a tornado hit the area. 2-year-old boy among 4 people killed in Virginia by severe weather. A tornado was rated an EF-3 was the strongest February tornado ever recorded in Virginia. An EF-2 tornado in Lancaster County, PA was the largest(400yds wide), longest (4.7miles), & most intense(125mph) ever in February. the FIRST Severe Thunderstorm Watch ever issued for Connecticut in February
  • 25th: The NWS confirmed 44 tornadoes in the country the past 2 days with at least 8 deaths.
  • 27th: Bismarck, ND not only broke their own record high, they also broke all-time February record for the state of ND.
  • 29th: A record high of 59 F was set in Portland, ME,. The old record of 45 F was set in 2004.


Did You Know?

El Nino makes for a stronger southern branch, but if it's strong than less snow because it keeps the cold to the north of US.

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