FEBRUARY RECORD HIGHS/LOWS/PRECIPITATION/SNOWFALL NORMALS/SUNRISE/SUNSET/NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS

Based on official USWB/NWS data. Downtown Airport records since 1972 are noted with an asterisk. POMP is the Probability Of Measurable Precipitation for the day....TPoP is the probability of audible thunder for the day.....POMS is the Probability Of Measurable Snowfall for the day, all based on the 1888 to 1996 period. The normals are for KCI. The sunrise/sunset times were computed by the U.S. Naval Observatory program and vary slightly from year to year. Originally compiled by Allen Pearson. Updated February 5, 2014


      Max/Year Min/Year  Max Pcpn POMP TPop Snow     POMS Normals    Sun Up/Dn
Feb 1 71/1911  -12/1985  0.97/1968 23%  2% 10.0/2011*  18% 40/22/0.05 7:25/5:40
Feb 2 69/1992  -14/1905  0.36/1943 26%  2%  4.2/1929  18% 40/22/0.05 7:24/5:41
Feb 3 76/1934  -12/2011  0.90/2012 26%  3%  6.0/1901  15% 40/22/0.05 7:23/5:42
Feb 4 72/1946   -8/1905  0.72/1892 30%  2%  7.5/2014  20% 40/22/0.05 7:22/5:43
Feb 5 67/1963  -14/1982 *1.23/2008 27%  3%  7.5/2004  14% 40/22/0.05 7:21/5:44
Feb 6 71/2009* -19/1982  2.04/1928 20%  3%  3.3/1982  14% 40/22/0.05 7:20/5:45
Feb 7 73/2009* -12/1895  0.57/2013*19%  0%  4.7/1933  10% 41/23/0.05 7:19/5:47
Feb 8 68/1938  -13/1933  1.31/2001 20%  0%  4.0/1982* 16% 41/23/0.05 7:18/5:48
Feb 9 72/1943  -20/1899  0.81/1894 19%  3%  2.5/2001  10% 41/23/0.05 7:17/5:49
Feb10 75/1999*  -7/1982  0.46/1953 31%  4%  6.1/1988* 15% 41/23/0.05 7:15/5:50
Feb11 73/1951  -19/1899  0.69/1894 30%  2%  7.1/1894  15% 41/23/0.05 7:14/5:51
Feb12 72/1961  -22/1899  0.80/1894 31%  4%  8.7/1894  16% 41/23/0.05 7:13/5:52
Feb13 71/1967  -21/1905  1.45/1911 30%  2%  5.5/1978  13% 42/24/0.05 7:12/5:53
Feb14 76/1954   -4/1936  1.83/2003 29%  0%  5.8/1897  19% 42/24/0.05 7:11/5:55
Feb15 72/1911   -6/1936  0.65/1954 29%  4%  6.5/1903  15% 42/24/0.05 7:09/5:56
Feb16 74/1961   -8/1979  1.50/1911 17%  2%  1.6/1999   6% 42/24/0.05 7:08/5:57
Feb17 75/2011*  -9/1903  1.69/1961 22%  3%  6.0/1893   8% 42/24/0.05 7:07/5:58
Feb18 74/1930   -7/1903  1.43/1955 27%  4%  9.8/1926  14% 43/24/0.05 7:06/5:59
Feb19 74/1930   -3/1936  1.41/1891 19%  4%  3.8/1938   9% 43/25/0.05 7:04/6:00
Feb20 71/2011*  +2/1918  1.16/1997 31%  5%  8.0/1960  16% 43/25/0.05 7:03/6:01
Feb21 75/1935    0/1918  0.78/1974 26%  3%  9.2/2013  18% 43/25/0.05 7:02/6:02
Feb22 79/1995*  +3/1910  1.03/1925 29%  6%  3.6/1994  10% 43/25/0.05 7:00/6:04
Feb23 73/1933   -5/1910  1.04/1942 27%  5%  7.2/1965  13% 44/26/0.05 6:59/6:05
Feb24 81/1930   +2/2010  1.17/1892 22%  4%  6.2/2011  11% 44/26/0.05 6:58/6:06
Feb25 80/1995*   0/2003  1.03/1899 22%  5% 10.5/1993  11% 44/26/0.06 6:56/6:07
Feb26 76/1896   -8/1934  1.17/1913 25%  2%  8.4/2013  15% 45/26/0.06 6:55/6:08
Feb27 76/1976* -13/1934  1.22/1900 30%  4% 11.8/1900  10% 45/27/0.06 6:53/6:09
Feb28 78/2006   -4/1891  1.38/1987 31%  3%  5.8/1919  18% 45/27/0.06 6:52/6:10
Feb29 83/1972   +6/1996  0.33/2004 17%  0%  2.7/1980  10% 45/27 0.06
            
Month 83/1972  -22/1899  6.76/1911 20%  3% 20.7/1960  14% 42/24/1.31 CST
      Max/Year Min/Year  Max Pcpn POMP TPop Snow     POMS Normals    Sun Up/Dn
                         Month    Month     Month
The year 1900 was not a leap year

The sunrise/sunset times were computed for 39 degrees 3 minutes North, 94 degrees 33 minutes West.
                       NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS

Heaviest one-day snowfalls (11.8" Feb 27 1900)  (10.5" Feb 25 1993)
(9.9" Feb 18 1926)  (8.7" Feb 12 1894)  (8.0" Feb 20 1960) (7.5" Feb 5,2004)
Heaviest two-day snowfalls (15.8" Feb 11-12 1894) (13.0" Feb 27-28 1900) 
(10.8" Feb 24-25 1993)
Snowiest Februarys (20.7" 1960) (20.5" 2013) (18.4" 1900) (17.1" 1894)(16.2 2011) 
 (15.7" 1993) (15.4" 1897)  (15.0" 1912)  (14.3" 1914)  (13.8: 1901)  
Least Snowiest Februarys ( A trace in 1996,1991, 1957, 1953, 1943, 1931)
Wettest Februarys (6.76" 1911) (4.27" 1892) (3.33" 1900) (3.27" 1955)
(3.16" 1942) (3.07" 1913) (2.87" 1915) (2.77" 1928) (2.77" 1908)
Driest Februarys (0.07" 1917) (0.07" 1920) (0.20" 1991) (0.31" 1981)
(0.32" 1921) (0.35" 1967) (0.36" 1923) (0.41" 1963) (0.41" 1972)
Most Thunderstorm Days 4/1911  3/1955  3/1951  3/1942  3/1930  3/1926  3/1925
Fewest Thunderstorm Days: More than half of the years had no thunderstorms
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Feb 1 1893 The high temperature of 4 below zero is tied with 
    Feb 2 1905 for the coldest high.
Feb 1   There have been nine February 1sts with low temperatures of zero or 
    less.
Feb 2   There have been two February 2nds with average temperatures
    below zero.....1905 with a minus 9 and 1917 with a minus 2.
Feb 3 1902  A winter storm on the 2nd and 3rd gave 9.2 inches of snow.
Feb 3 1934  The morning low of 33 degrees gave little hint that the
    afternoon's high would be 43 degrees warmer.
Feb 4  There have been four February 4ths with heavy snow, more than
    any other day in February.
Feb 5 1924  The two-day snowfall of 8.6 inches followed a record warm
    Groundhog day, and the storm delayed trains and left roads impassable.
Feb 4-5 2004 Snow fell for 18 hours producing amounts from 3" to 11" of snow!
    The average snowfall in the metro was 8".
Feb 6  Up until 1982 the record low was a minus 4, but in 1982 the
    temperature at KCI dropped to a frigid 19 degrees below zero. This was
    the sixth coldest night of record (1889-1996).
Feb 7  There was no measurable snow on this day from 1934-1973.
Feb 8 1966  The high/low of 67/56 made it the warmest (by far) of
    any February 8th.
Feb 9  This is the last day of winter with a chance of a high
    temperature being zero or colder based on the 1889-1996 record.
Feb 10 1932  The morning low was a springlike 63 degrees, which is
    21 degrees warmer than the next warmest low (42 in 1993).
Feb 11 1894  A winter storm produced 7.1 inches on the 11th and
    and additional 8.7 inches on the 12th. The two day total is the most
    for any February.
Feb 12 1899  The mercury bottomed out at 22 degrees below zero, a
    Kansas City record that stood until December 1989. 
Feb 13 1905  The second coldest February day with a low of 21 degrees below.
Feb 14 Valentine's Day has not recorded a thunderstorm (1889-1996).
Feb 15 1993  A heavy snowfall began around midday and continued on
    through the evening. While the total snowfall at KCI was less than 
    five inches, there were heavier amounts in the southern suburbs and
    some parts of the Missouri Ozarks had more than a foot of snow.
Feb 17 1936  The temperature failed to climb any higher than a +5.
Feb 18 1926 the 9.8 inches of snow is the third heaviest one-day
    total for February.
Feb 19 There have only been four February 19ths with a thunderstorm,
    but three of them came in consecutive years (1953-1955).
Feb 24 1930 The high of 81 degrees is the warmest for any non-leap
    year.
Feb 25 1993  Snow that began just before midnight continued on through-
    out most of the day and by afternoon had dumped more than a foot in
    many parts of town, especially the southern and eastern suburbs.
Feb 28 1900 The winter storm ended with a two-day total of 13 inches,
    the second heaviest storm total for the month of February.
Feb 29 1972  The month's record high came on this extra February
    day with a reading of 83 degrees.