Cold and Snowy February across Eastern Kentucky

February Climate Data February Climate Data

THE END OF FEBRUARY MARKED THE END TO METEOROLOGICAL WINTER.
DECEMBER...JANUARY AND FEBRUARY OF 2009-10 WILL GO DOWN AS THE
COLDEST AND SNOWIEST WINTER OF ALL TIME AT JACKSON. THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE TOTALED 50.3 INCHES OVER THE LAST THREE
MONTHS...EASILY SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS WINTER SEASON RECORD OF 43.6
INCHES FROM 1995-96. JACKSON ALSO CHECKED IN WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE
OF 32.1 DEGREES...MAKING THIS WINTER THE COLDEST SINCE THE WEATHER
OFFICE OPENED IN 1981. THE PREVIOUS COLDEST WINTER WAS 33.4 DEGREES
FROM 2002-03. JACKSON NORMALLY AVERAGES 18.9 INCHES OF SNOW DURING
WINTER WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.7 DEGREES. ANOTHER TOTAL
FROM JACKSON WAS 13.34 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...9TH GREATEST AMOUNT
EVER...AND ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 11.51 INCHES. AT THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT...COLD AND WET CONDITIONS WERE ALSO PRESENT. LONDON FINISHED
WINTER WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 32.3 DEGREES...BELOW THE NORMAL OF
37.2 DEGREES...AND THE 6TH COLDEST WINTER TEMPERATURE. LONDON ALSO
RECEIVED 12.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 12.04
INCHES.

BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ONLY
ENJOYED TWO DAYS LAST MONTH...THE 21ST AND 22ND....WITH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THIS EASILY MADE FEBRUARY 2010 THE COLDEST FEBRUARY AT
JACKSON...AND THE FIFTH COLDEST FEBRUARY AT LONDON. BOTH LOCATIONS
ENDED LAST MONTH NEARLY EIGHT DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL. LONDON AND
JACKSON DID FINISH UP FEBRUARY DRIER THAN NORMAL...WITH JACKSON
ABOUT A HALF AN INCH DRIER...AND LONDON NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF AN
INCH BELOW NORMAL. EVEN THOUGH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED...JACKSON DID TOTAL 15.6 INCHES OF SNOW...WELL ABOVE THE
FEBRUARY NORMAL OF 7.0 INCHES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED FEBRUARY
2010 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS 7.9
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 37.9 DEGREES. FEBRUARY 2010 EASILY
BESTED THE PREVIOUS COLDEST FEBRUARY OF 30.5 DEGREES FROM 2007...AND
WAS ALSO THE 7TH COLDEST MONTH OF ALL TIME. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH
WAS 36.3 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 23.6 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY 2010 WAS 63 DEGREES...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 21ST. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM FEBRUARY WAS 13
DEGREES ON THE 10TH. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...OR STRANGELY
ENOUGH...NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED LAST
MONTH...CONSIDERING THAT LAST MONTH WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD. ALTHOUGH...THERE WERE THREE NEW MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS LAST MONTH...27 DEGREES ON THE 10TH...25 DEGREES ON THE 16TH
AND 32 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. TWO MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE ALSO TIED...25 DEGREES ON THE 11TH...AND 29 DEGREES ON THE
17TH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 3.11 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
FEBRUARY 2010...WHICH IS 0.57 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.68
INCHES. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND FIVE DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH
OR MORE FELL. THERE WAS ONE DAY WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN
WAS RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF THE
5TH NETTED 1.66 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL LOGGED
IN A SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH...AND ESTABLISHED A NEW DAILY RAINFALL
RECORD FOR THAT DAY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD WAS 1.71 INCHES FROM THE 5TH TO THE 6TH. FEBRUARY 2010 WILL
ALSO GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE THIRD SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE PICKED UP 15.6 INCHES OF SNOW
LAST MONTH...ONLY BEHIND 21.0 INCHES IN 1985...AND 17.6 INCHES IN
1996. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOW RECEIVED IN A CALENDER DAY WAS 5.0
INCHES ON THE 15TH...WITH THE GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOW TOTAL OF 5.3
INCHES ON THE 9TH TO THE 10TH. FEBRUARY 2010 WILL BE NOTED AS TYING
THE RECORD FROM 2003 FOR THE MOST DAYS OF SEEING AT LEAST ONE INCH
OF SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF FIVE DAYS. THERE WERE THREE NEW DAILY
SNOW RECORDS LAST MONTH AS WELL. THE 4.9 INCHES ON THE 10TH...AS
WELL AS THE 5.0 INCHES ON THE 15TH AND THE 1.8 INCHES FROM THE 16TH
ALL ESTABLISHED NEW BENCHMARKS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES. THUS FAR
THIS SNOW SEASON...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAS TOTALED 50.3
INCHES...WHICH IS MAKES THE 2009 2010 SNOW SEASON THE SECOND
SNOWIEST ON RECORD...ONLY BEHIND 62.7 INCHES FROM 1995 1996. JACKSON
AVERAGES 24.5 INCHES OF SNOW ANNUALLY.

THUNDER WAS NOT HEARD LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR FEBRUARY OF 1.0 DAYS. THERE
WERE 17 DAYS WITH FOG...SIX OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. FEBRUARY
NORMALLY AVERAGES 4.1 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR
FEBRUARY WAS 4.4 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 44 MPH WAS
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 9TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR FEBRUARY IS
TYPICALLY 6.8 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 975 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
214 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE GREATEST AMOUNT
OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS EVER RECORDED IN FEBRUARY. THE SEASONAL
HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW 3716...WHICH IS 326 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED LAST MONTH
OR SO FAR THIS SEASON...WHICH IS NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 30.3
DEGREES...WHICH IS 8.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 38.7 DEGREES FOR
FEBRUARY. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 37.5 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 23.1 DEGREES. FEBRUARY 2010 WAS ALSO THE 5TH COLDEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 61
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 21ST. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM
FEBRUARY 2010 WAS 10 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 1ST. NO HIGH OR
LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT LAST MONTH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 2.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
FEBRUARY 2010...WHICH IS 0.91 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.72
INCHES. THERE WERE 10 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE
FELL...AND SIX DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS
RECORDED. LONDON HAD ONE DAY WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE
DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.73
INCHES AND OCCURRED ON THE 5TH. EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS THE 8TH
GREATEST DAILY RAINFALL TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY...IT COULD NOT BEST THE
RECORD OF 2.59 INCHES FROM 2004 ON THE 5TH. THE MOST PRECIPITATION
RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.75 INCHES FROM FEBRUARY 4TH TO
THE 5TH. NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 19
DAYS WITH FOG...AND ONE DAY WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR FEBRUARY 2010 WAS 5.4 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 36 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 15TH.

LONDON RECORDED 965 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 228
HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THIS TOTAL IS THE
6TH GREATEST HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY. THE SEASONAL
HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS 3783...WHICH IS 390 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD NO
COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...OR SO FAR THIS SEASON...AND THIS IS
NORMAL.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

ADDITIONAL CLIMATE INFORATION...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 2010 AND WINTER 2009-10.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 2010 AND WINTER 2009-10.



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