What would February be without Ground Hog Day? We could all use a little encouragement with winter only half over, but the days are noticeably longer, and the sun can usually take the sting out of the coldest of mornings. In general we see more sun this month than in the previous ones, not because it is out longer, but because there are fewer clouds. This is due to the colder, and often ice-covered waters of the Great Lakes where our early winter clouds are often generated. But that added energy from the Sun also promotes the powerful late-winter storms that place February at the top of the lists for record snowfalls.
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February Records and Averages
Warmest: 31.3°F/1981 Coldest: 6.1°F/1934
Wettest: 4.93”/1981 Snowiest: 60.5”/1969