February 2011 Weather Summary for Dodge City

The Dodge City Regional Airport had well below normal temperatures for February 2011.  The average temperature was 32.3 degrees, which was 3.7 degrees below normal.  The first ten days of the month was especially cold with lows of less than zero occurring on 6 mornings.  The coldest morning was on the 10th when the temperature fell to 10 below zero.  This was a record low for that date.  The highest temperature was 80 degrees and that occurred on the 16th which was a record high.  No other records were set.  The average high temperature for the month was 47.4 degrees and the average low was 17.1 degrees.

The total precipitation was only 0.26 inches, which was 0.40 inches below normal.  The highest 24 hour amount was 0.21 inches on the 8th and 9th.  The total precipitation for the year through February 28th was 0.60 inches, which was 0.68 inches below normal.  The total snowfall for February was 7.3 inches, with 6.6 inches occurring on the 8th and 9th.  The total snowfall for the 2010-11 season was 11.4 inches, which was 4.1 inches below normal.  

The average wind speed was 13.1 mph.  The highest wind speed was 49 mph from the north on the 1st.

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