February Was Colder But Winter Temperatures Were Normal
February was colder but with less snow than during a normal year.
The National Weather Service reports the average temperature in the Quad Cities was 24.4 degrees, about two degrees colder, while in Dubuque the average last month was 19.8 - three degrees below normal.
February snowfall in both was about 4 inches less than normal.
For the winter, which the National Weather Service considers to be December through February, the Quad Cities average temperature was 25.5 degrees, just about normal for the area. In Dubuque, it was just half a degree colder than in a normal year, at 21.5 degrees.
And snowfall during the winter was far below normal - 11 inches less than in a normal year based on records dating back to 1991.