Weather Tidbits: Valentine’s Day Climatology

This Weather Tidbits explores the climatology for Valentine’s Day. The average high for the holiday is 48°, with an average low of 29°. The record high for Valentine’s Day was a balm 71° set back in 1990; while temperatures plummeted to -1° in 1979 for the record low. The wettest Valentine’s Day was in 1936 at 1.20 inches; with a probability of rain at 34 %. The snowiest was in 1965 at 3 inches, with a probablilty of snow at 5%; which is tied for Groundhog & MLK days for holidays with the best chance of snow. Other records for the holiday include the record cold high of 20°, also set back in 1979; and the record warm low of 61°, happening in 1984.

High temperatures are typically above 50° 52% of the time; with last year having a high at the freezing mark of 32° & subfreezing temps happening 7% of the time. Lows are normally below freezing 68% of the time; with the last low above freezing occurring in 2018 at 35°.

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