Welp, the first few hours of March brought in some soaking rains across the Brazos Valley, followed up today by the possibility of more light rain along with the arrival of a cold front. However after today, things are looking more "lamb" like....that is at least for the next six days.
For all you folks out there tired of the cold and ready for warm weather, well...we are starting to turn that corner. March 21st is officially the first day of Spring, however, us in the weather world like to look at March 1st as the start of "Meteorological Spring." Confused? As we all know, Mother Nature doesn't exactly like to follow the calendar. Usually after March 1, we start to see more spring like weather...which yes, means warmer afternoons...but don't forget, can also mean beginning of severe weather season.
And by all means, I don't want to rain on your "Meteorological Spring" parade, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw one or two more strong cold front before we officially begin our "winter thaw."
With that all in mind, lets recap February...because it holds some significance.
--The average temperature for February turned out to be 46.7° making it the 5th coldest on record for College Station
--13 out of the 28 days ended with high temperatures 10+ degrees below "normal"
--Only 4 days were above 65° all month
--The average temperature from Dec 1st - Feb 28th was 47.6° making it the 4th coldest on record for that time frame
--For the month, 2.78" of rain fell at Easterwood Airport (which includes the water equivalent of the 2" of snow that fell last Tuesday)
So, we'll see have to wait and see if March is more "lion or lamb" but it does look like our coldest days are finally behind us!