New month, same cold
January is the coldest month of the year, but February is right behind it. In fact, it is at this point of the year that I often hear people long for spring. The lack of sunshine and the persistent cold air has a way of getting to you over time.
Every once in a while, February can be the turning point toward milder air. Although it usually happens in March, the first 70-degree day of the year has occurred times in February.
Interestingly, those three dates came in a five-year span – Feb. 11, 1999, Feb. 25, 2000, and Feb. 27, 1996. Those are the only February days to ever make it into the 70s.
Weather wise: There is no sign of this February bringing that kind of warmth, but it does look like highs reaching the 40s could be a fairly regular occurrence this month.