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THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY

2003

Welcome to the February issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Well, folks, here we are with the February Weatherfun Newsletter. By the time you read this, that furry creature called Punxsutawney Phil has already done his thing and we know how much more winter we have to go through.
I don't know about you, but I would rather put my money on the amount of dust on Bill's golf clubs.

Well, most of us at this time have gone through some of the coldest weather that we have seen in many years. Here in Warren it has been the coldest weather in close to five years. But, no records were broken, only plenty of water pipes. It was the duration of the cold that made it feel so much worst than what it really was.

Now here we are in February and the 25th. Anniversary of the Blizzard of 78. I hope to have some pictures and websites that I know you will all enjoy about this once in a life time storm shortly.

Here's hoping that February will not be too tough on all of us, and the one inch of dust builds up on Bill's golf clubs real quick and spring will not be that far away.

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January's Weather
  • 1st - Mid-Atlantic and New England hit with heavy rains & wind. Northern New England got snow.
  • 1st - 2nd Still another storm slammed into the NW with strong winds, heavy rains, & mountain snows.
  • 3rd - Another East Coast storm dumped heavy rain along the coastline, and heavy snow inland. Parts of New York & New England got up to 2 feet of snow.
  • 6th - 7th Santa Ana winds in southern California made for very warm temps, but also dried out the woods causing several forest fires. At least 2 deaths were caused by the winds.
  • 7th - 8th Springlike temperatures in the middle of the country with many places setting records.10th - 13th Lake Effect snows dropped up to 4' in a few areas.
  • 10th The first real Artic outbreak of cold air sweep down across the eastern 2/3 of the country, and stayed.
  • 14th Lake Effect snows dumped up to 40" of snow in small areas of New York.
  • 16th - 17th A storm brought up to 10" of snow in the middle of the country, and then moved across the mid-Atlantic and out to sea.
  • 18th - 19th Bitter cold air in the eastern US, with many record lows set.
  • 21st - 25th More Arctic air blasted into the eastern 2/3s of the country setting many record Low temps with snow flurries in Florida, while parts of the southwest set record High temperatures.
  • 23rd The cold snap brought the North Carolina coast its first significant snowfall in 13 years. High winds piled the snow in drifts 2 feet deep, while record Low temperatures were set throughout the South.
  • 26th - 27th More Arctic air swept into the eastern half of the nation, while parts of the Plains set record Highs.
  • 30th - 31st Record High Temps in the West with LA hitting 91 degrees on the 31st.

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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