Jacksonville just experienced its third coldest and third snowiest February on record.
The WLDS-WEAI Reporting Station recorded an average temperature of 19.3 degrees last month. The record was originally set in 1978 when the average February temp was 15.5 degrees. It was broken again the next year at 15.2 degrees.
The average February temperature in Jacksonville is about 31 degrees.
The mercury dipped below zero six times last month. The coldest temperature recorded was 11 degrees below zero on the morning of the 12th.
There was 14.3 inches of snow recorded at the WLDS-WEAI Reporting Station. It was the snowiest February since 1993 when a record 15.5 inches of snow fell for the month. The biggest snow came on the 5th and 6th when seven inches of the white stuff came down.
The snow, sleet and rain melted down to 1.84 inches of precipitation which is just slightly above normal.
February wasn’t without severe weather. A small tornado touched down between Concord and Arenzville on the 20th, but did no damage.
Looking ahead to March, we may not be done with the snow just yet. We typically see about three inches of powder.