Expect warmer February this year
February 1, 2008,
Last year, bitter cold temperatures locked in across the nation for most of the month, producing the coldest retail February in 18 years and the snowiest in 13 years. The month started out with record-setting lake effect snows in New York and ended the month with a late season blizzard in the upper Midwest. A powerful snow and ice storm around Valentine's Day caused a travel nightmare across the Northeast with closed roads and flight delays.
Spring-like weather will come two to three weeks earlier this year across the Deep South, which will help to kick off the outdoor deck and patio season.
February 2008 U.S. Temperatures
February 2008 U.S. Precipitation