Preliminary numbers from the Oklahoma Mesonet, the state’s weather network, indicate the average statewide temperature during February was 35.4 degrees, 6.3 degrees below normal and the 14th coolest since records began in 1895.
The statewide average precipitation total was 2.61 inches, .85 inches above normal and ranked as the 19th wettest February on record. The lowest temperature recorded by the Mesonet during February was 7 degrees at Hooker on the Feb. 23 and the highest temperature was 66 degrees at Butler on Feb. 18. Idabel led the way with 6.62 inches of precipitation and Alva had the
lowest total with .91 inches.
Oklahoma City finished the month with an average temperature of 36.6 degrees, 5.7 degrees below normal. The precipitation total stood at 2.47 inches, .91 inches above normal. Oklahoma City measured 1.5 inches of snow during February.
The highest temperature of the month was 62 degrees on Feb. 18 and the lowest was 20 degrees on Feb. 9.
Oklahoma City’s seasonal snowfall total now stands at 20.7 inches, the sixth highest total since 1892. Oklahoma City’s highest snowfall total is 25.2 inches, set during the winter of 1947-48.
The climatological winter (Dec. 1-Feb. 28) finished as the seventh coolest and 40th wettest on record, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.