February 2012

The average temperature in February is 14.6 degrees.  The last time Fargo Moorhead recorded an average temperature above that was back in 2005.  As last month began this area had experienced 6 straight colder than average Februaries and many of those months finished well below normal.

February 2012 finally broke that streak and finished with an overall average temperature of 21.4 degrees which is 6.8 degrees above normal.  That ranked last month as the 13th warmest February since 1881.  Although it may have been cold in recent Februaries, many of those years finish at or below normal on precipitation and snowfall.  That was not the case this year.  Last month recorded 0.95 inches of liquid at the airport and 1.16 inches from the actual snow measuring site.  Well above the average of 0.61 inches.

Total Snowfall last month was 12.8 inches which is 5.8 inches above normal and was the most snow recorded in February since 1991.