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BEST START TO FEBRUARY EVER!

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FEBRUARY CRUSHING IT SO FAR...

A sensational day is unfolding over much of the Midwest with temperatures running far above the February norms. The majority of the warmth is centered over the central U.S. thanks to an abnormally strong ridge of high pressure and mild air.

With highs again today in the mid 40s to low 50s. Here's this afternoon's projected temperature departures. Thank goodness it's not the other way around, or we would really be chillin'!

I was poking around to get a handle on just how nice things have been, and I was a bit surprised to see that after 6 days, this February will be off to the best start in its history in the Quad Cities (and the majority of my area). The average high through Tuesday will be close to 51 degrees. The average temperature to date is over 40.4 degrees, which at least for the moment is higher than 1882 when the average reading for the month was 39.5 degrees.

So far, temperatures are running nearly 17 degrees above normal per day! Who would have thought that in mid-January when we had 18–24 inches of snow in the ground and sub-zero lows? Not me. Anyway, we have 2–3 more days to enjoy before a turn to more seasonal levels. In fact, if all goes according to plan, record highs in the upper 50s to low 60s are a distinct possibility Thursday. I'm down with that. Roll weather...TS PS Due to my recent health issues, I'm in need of your donation to the site more than ever. If you use it and find value in it, please consider a donation. Thanks to you who have already made a contribution!


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