After a warmer than average January, the first half of February already is getting underway as a very warm month. Check out these temperatures from this past Sunday, February, 12th. Even in the current 7-day forecast, we’ve got a weekend near 70 degrees and even in the lower 70s to start next week.
Our average for this time of year is about 56 degrees but we’ve consistently seen temperatures about 10 degrees or so above average for the month. With the warm temperatures persisting for the first half of the month, what does the second half of the month have in store? Well The National Weather Service gives guidance that the second half of February may be above normal, just as the month of January. Below you’ll find the 8 to 14 day guidance for temperatures as well as the whole month of February guidance for temperatures. You’ll find that both indicate a good chance of above average temperatures for the month of February, as does our 7-day forecast above.
The precipitation outlook indicates an average to above average amount of precipitation. Our average precipitation for the month of February is 3.35 inches. So far, precipitation across the east is average.
So if you’re looking for the cooler temperatures of winter and in the hopes of seeing more snow, the chances are not looking very good. Of course, this is just guidance and does not take into account any individual storm.