There has been some wild weather this week, between record highs and lows, snowfall, and rain. Check out the most interesting weather facts of the week!
- Chicago, IL: NINE straight days of measurable snow ties a record for the longest stretch of consecutive days with measurable snow as of Monday, February 12. Only has happened two other times since 1885.
- 3rd snowiest calendar month on record: Altona, IL in northern Knox county is up to 21.1 inches of snow so far this month, making it their 3rd snowiest month since their records began in Nov 2004.
- Detroit (Metro Airport) has 20.8” of snow so far this month. Almost 1/2 if it’s yearly snow average. (42.7”)
- As of the morning of Thursday, February 15, 1.07″ has fallen since Wednesday, February 14 in Tucson, AZ. It’s the greatest two-day rainfall since July 27-28, 2017.
- From December 1st to February 15th, Atlanta has received 12.49″ of rain. In the same period last year (Dec 2016 – Feb 15, 2017) Atlanta received the exact same amount of rain, 12.49″!
- Amarillo, TX: Up to 125 days of no rain (#1 longest streak, crushing previous record of 75 days).
- Lubbock, TX: At 99 days joins Amarillo with #1 longest streak on record of consecutive days no rain.
- Plainview, TX: 130+ days, no rain.
- Washington DC (Dulles Airport) saw a record high and record warm low yesterday. High 76, broke old record of 68 set in 1982. Warm low 48, broke old record of 44 set in 1984.
- Charleston, SC: Earlier this week, Charleston’s record warm low of 66 wasn’t just a daily record warm low, but an all-time record warm low for the months of Jan and Feb
- Washington, DC: Just 3.1″ of snow so far this season. If DC doesn’t get anymore snow this winter. It will be the 2nd time on record the city saw back-to-back seasons with less than 4″ of snow. (2011-12 & 2012-13 the other such occurrence.)
Do you live in any of these cities? Tell us what the weather was like in your area this week in the comments below!