February is quickly approaching and I thought I would put out an outlook for the 'snowiest' month of the year. This year doesn't look to provide the whallop we usually deal with, though, so for non-snowlovers, this is your month again.
FEBRUARY OUTLOOK FOR BOSTON AND ITS SURROUNDING SUBURBS_______
Boston....February 1st 37/22
Boston....February 29th 42/27
The average snowfall for the month is around 12.7 inches, coming in as the snowiest month on record for Boston. Many powerful Nor'easters are common during this month. We may remember the Blizzard of '78, the President's Day Blizzard in '03, and the President's Day Blizzard II in '05. This is the month in which we usually get our largest snowstorms. However, this year looks to be a lot more tame compared to past February's. Daytime average highs come up as well with the warmest temperature on record at 70 degrees. However, we can still get some of the harshest cold air the Arctic can deliver with the record low for the month at -18 degrees. So keep the shovel handy this month, but know that the light is at the end of the tunnel. Only about 6-8 more weeks of wintertime weather.
Nearby Suburbs....February 1st 36/16
Nearby Suburbs....February 29th 41/21
Spring is coming right around the corner, but this month still reminds us that we are in the grip of old man winter. Snowfall for Boston's nearby suburbs usually averages around 20 inches for the month. We pick up some of the biggest snowstorms this month as in the Blizzard of '78 when many suburbs picked up 2-3 feet of snowfall. Spring warmth will try to make its way to New England this month and severe weather will be common in the Southern US. Its a temperature of extremes and BIG STORMS. Watch out!