If February is an accurate gauge, winter has packed up and returned to the North Pole. Temps flirted with the record of 75 on Monday, and will dance around record levels all week. Whether or not we hit records, temps will consistently run 20+ degrees above the norm.
By the numbers, you can see that this month has been much warmer and drier than average. Late-week rain may ease the rainfall deficit, but daily near-record highs will likely push this February into the top 5 all-time warmest Febs:
Our early spring weather is a stark contrast to February just a couple of years ago. On this date in 2016, we set a record high of 75 degrees. Just a year earlier on this date in 2015, we set a record low of -7: