The Hanford climate station in eastern Washington reports February 2015 to have been their warmest February in the 71 year historical record from 1945 – 2015. The mean of 45.3 F exceeded the previous record in February 1958 by +0.8 F. More detailed information can be found here.
Final results are in…at the Olympia Airport over the past 74 years since 1942 this past month was the 3rd warmest February in the historical record:
1) 1958 47.0 F
2) 1963 46.1
3) 2015 46.0
At Eugene Airport with 76 years of record since 1940 this past month was the 4th warmest February on record:
1) 1963 49.2 F
2) 1968 48.9
3) 1958 48.7
4) 2015 48.2
March came in like a polar bear up in Eureka on the Arctic coast of Canada with a max temperature of -55 F and a min temperature of -60 F on 1 March 2013, the 2nd consecutive day to reach -60 F. Yesterday marked the 12th consecutive day with a min temperature of -50 F or below at Eureka with 8 of those 12 colder than -55 F. The SLP reached an unusually high 1051 hPa yesterday as well.
They are celebrating in Wenatchee WA. For the first time in nearly 3 weeks the temperature has risen above freezing with 33 F reported at 11 AM 29 Jan 2013. The max temperature reached 37 F back on 10 Jan 2013 before sinking below the freezing mark for the next 19 days.
Up at the 500 hPa level, this morning finds a considerably warmer temperature at Yakutat AK, with -19 C, than at Tucson AZ where the temperature is -31 C. The warmest 500 hPA temperature this month (Jan 2013) at Yakutat AK was -17 C on 13 Jan 2013 while Tucson has today matched the -31 C also reported on 14 Jan 2013 for the coldest this month. Check out the 500 hPa chart here.
The temperature reached 71 F at Walla Walla Airport on both 4 and 5 November 2012. While well above normal (54 F) it doesn’t come close to the November record high temperature of 80 F on 4 November 1975.