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Record cold February


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I know of at least 2 locations in our area that had the coldest February since records started. One is Islip and the other is Kennedy Airport which averaged 24.5 beating the old record of 25.
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Bridgeport, CT had their coldest month since records have been kept.
2018-2019 Frozen Precipitation Record

November 15, 2018 - 4.1 inches (Miller A "over-performing" - to sleet, freezing rain, rain, back to sleet on 11/16 7 am)
January 13, 2019 - 0.2 inches (northern edge of "southern slider")
January 18, 2019 - 0.6 inches (weak mid-western storm)
January 30, 2019 - 0.5 inches (intense 20 minute squall on arctic front)
February 11, 2019 - 0.3 inches (northern edge of weak wave from the west)
February 12, 2019 - 1.1 inches snow-sleet-snow-rain (front end of wave from the west)

Seasonal Total - 6.8 inches

Notable temperatures: 11/22/2018: 18 F (low), 11/23/2018: 12 F (low), 1/21/2019: 5 F (low), 1/22/2019: 11 F (low), 1/24/2019 60 F (high),

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Just checked the stats from Brookhaven National Labs in Upton Long Island. It was the coldest February on record and missed matching the coldest month ever by 1 tenth of a degree. February average was 19.6.
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Looking at the NJ climate data published by Rutgers:

http://climate.rutge...th_temp_dep.JPG

That is one long blue bar, extending downward, close to a -12F departure for February, based on the 1981-2010 averages.
I've never seen a departure that far off - up or down. Rutgers lists it as the 3rd coldest February, dating back to 1895.

Also of note, it was slightly drier than normal. Makes sense, given that we had a few moderate snowfalls, and no rainfall that I am aware of.
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