The weather during February in the Dodge City area was overall very cold, despite a relatively mild week during the middle part of the month. The average temperature for February at the Dodge City airport was 28.2 degrees which is 7.7 degrees colder than normal and is also the 16th coldest February on record for Dodge City. The coldest reading was observed on the 5th when the mercury fell to 3 below zero. Combined with strong winds, the wind chill index was as low as 30 below zero which has not occurred in a number of years. The warmest reading was 73 degrees which occurred during the mild stretch on the 18th. For comparisons, the coldest February on record at Dodge City occurred in 1899, when the average temperature was a frigid 20.0 degrees.
For the winter months of December, January and February the average temperature at Dodge City was 29.9 degrees, which was the 26th coldest winter on record and below the normal of 33.6 degrees. The coldest winter on record at Dodge City occurred in 1885 when the average temperature observed was only 22.0 degrees.
This February was also quite snowy across the area. At the Dodge City airport snow was observed on 9 calendar days. The total measured at the airport was 10.0 inches which brings the seasonal total to 24.5 inches (through February 28). The normal for an entire season is 21.1 inches.
Precipitation was 0.60 inches which is just slightly less than the normal amount of 0.68 inches.
The average wind for this February at Dodge City was 12.8 MPH which is slightly less than the normal speed of 13.1 MPH. The strongest wind observed at the airport occurred on the 20th when speeds reached 60 MPH.