February was a month for record warmth in Jacksonville

By Gary Scott on March 5, 2016 at 8:53am

We set new marks for high temperatures on two days, including 72 degrees on February 29th. That record was previously 65 degrees in 2000.

It was 75 degrees on the 21st, breaking the previous record of 73 in 1930. We came within one degree of the record when it got to 70 degrees on the 20th, also set in 1930.

Our average temperature was 35 degrees, which is about four degrees above normal.

We measured nearly three-and-a-half inches of snow. That melted down to about three-fifths of an inch of precipitation. Those figures are both about an inch below normal.