Speaking of which, so far this winter we have recorded snow on the ground 37 days. Now, I'm not sure what is normal, but I am certain that this amount is higher than average. Again, lower temperatures has been the cause of this. Normally, a snow will last anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. This month alone, we saw a 15-day stretch with a snow pack.
February Daily Observations
Mean Temp: 28.4°
Maximum: 48° on Feb. 28
Minimum: 2° on Feb. 9
Heating Degree Days: 1024 | 791 Last Year
Cooling Degree Days: 0
Bob and OSNW3 have reported above average temperatures this February. I don't know what they're doing right, but we can't hardly get above average! We only had 4 days where the high temperature acheived a higher mark than average. The official Columbia NWS station only recorded one! It has been a chilly month in Missouri. A local fruit tree farmer told me that she will probably not have any peaches or apricots this year because of it.
Average February: 2.17"
Actual February: 2.59" (+0.42")
Average February Snow: 5.8"
Actual February Snow: 7.0" (+1.2")
Days with Measurable Precip: 10
Days with Measurable Snow: 7
Days with Snow Cover (>.01): 15
Days with Precip:
Precip Average: 2.17"
We have hit our average precip for the last three years.
Other Weather Info
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 3
Days with wind gust (>= 20 mph): 3