This means that it was twice as warm in Anchorage, Alaska (25 degrees) than it was in Buffalo last month. Eek!
Also - It never got warmer than 32 degrees all month (the only other time this happened was in 1978 according to WIVB).
Although this is officially the coldest month in Buffalo’s history, it’s not the longest cold snap. According to WIVB, before the month ends, it will have achieved 30 days of below freezing temperatures consecutively. However, that stretch is still eclipsed by four other records, the longest being 45 days below freezing.
(Yeah, I don't know what is up with the difference between the written report and the graphic. All I can say is that I am fervently thankful we aren't breaking this record too! )
Snow totals shattered some old records, but when snowfall tapered off after a few snowstorms, progress was lost on taking the top spot in snowfall, too. Buffalo in February took the third spot with 46.2 inches of snow, falling behind 1960 at 49.5 inches and 1958 at 54.2 inches of snow.
However, it still snowed almost every day -there were only two without measurable snow.
Syracuse gets the idea though - we needed a graphic like this too!
OTOH - If some idiot walks up to you with a snowball and tries to tell you that February being cold means there is no such thing as global warming - well - they are still an idiot ... or they are trying to sell you something.
|Sen. Jim Inhofe Throws Snowball on Senate Floor|
NOAA doesn't have February up yet, but even in January you can tell - it's personal - the NE US is getting the cold shoulder while most of world is much warmer than average.