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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Galeton Weather report for February 2015

Well, we say farewell to February 2015. It was a very cold and historic weather month. I am told it was the coldest February on record and perhaps the coldest winter month EVER.

More low high temperatures were noted across the state since 1934. In January and February we had 14 days below zero (10 in February). Pine Creek, Berger Lake and Lyman have been frozen over, solid since mid January. I am told the ice on Lyman is 18" thick. It will be interesting to watch it jam up when the thaw starts, if ever. This morning (28th) I noted the highest barometer i have ever noted 31 inHg.

We received 1.10" melted precipitation and 15.4" of snow. We had snow cover all month with several 11"-12" depth readings. The average was 9.6". Last year we had 2.32" of precipitation and 21.3" of snow. We had several mornings with in town readings of minus 10-17 degree readings and reports out of town, at West Pike readings of minus 26F. Readings in McKean county were minus 32-34 degrees. The average high is 32 degrees with the average low of 18 degrees. The record high is 57 degrees (2002) and the record low is minus 6 (2007). It is easy to note that we broke the low record on several days. Average rainfall is 1.67.

Just think, spring will be here in about 3 weeks. However, March can be a very snowy month.

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

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