February 2015: Coldest in the East, Warmest in the West

February 2015: Coldest in the East, Warmest in the West

Northeastern Snow on February 16, 2015                     JB9213

The eastern half of the United States saw hundreds (and perhaps thousands) of low-temperature records broken during February of 2015. The waters around New York City were choked with ice, slowing ferry traffic and shipping. By the end of February, Boston had reached 100 inches of snowfall and was just a few inches short of the all-time record; the yearly norm is 32 inches. The ocean around Nantucket was so cold and snowy that waves took on the consistency of slush.

Ironically, in the same month, record-breaking temperature averages made the western half of the country warmer than any other winter in recorded history.

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