Preliminary data indicates that the statewide average temperature in February was 37.2° F, +0.4° F above the 1981-2010 normal of 36.8° F (Figure 1).
Statewide precipitation averaged 3.46”, +0.48” above the 1981-2010 mean (Figure 2).
Spatially, data from
the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) shows that the average February temperatures across Delaware were significantly below normal across southern New Castle and northern Kent counties, while near to above normal temperatures were found across northern Sussex County and portions of Chester County, PA (Figure 3).
Mean maximum temperatures were generally below normal across the entire state (Figure 4), while mean minimum temperatures were above normal across northern New Castle County and Chester County, PA along with portions of southern Kent and northern Sussex Counties.
Mean minimum temperatures were slightly below normal elsewhere (Figure 5).