National Climate Report - February 2017
Regional Warmest February

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Regional Warmest February


February of 2017 was the second warmest of the 122 on record, when temperatures are averaged across the contiguous United States (CONUS). However, many locations within the CONUS had their warmest February in 2017. Places have unique climate histories, including the local and regional "warmest February on record".

The top map below shows the local warmest winter on record across the CONUS for average temperature. The five largest footprints are depicted in unique colors; the other winters are combined into an "other" category. The other maps depict the same type of analysis, for: minimum ("overnight low") temperature, and maximum ("afternoon high") temperature.

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Average Temperature

RankingFebruaryExtent
1201723.2%
2195416.6%
320159.8%
419988.1%
519634.5%
map depicting local warmest TAVG winter on record

Minimum Temperature

RankingFebruaryExtent
1199822.7%
2201711.5%
319578.9%
419546.1%
519275.8%
map depicting local warmest TMIN winter on record


Maximum Temperature

RankingFebruaryExtent
1201723.8%
2195419.2%
320156.9%
419955.3%
519914.9%
map depicting local warmest TMAX winter on record