What to know about February

The Full Moon seen behind the Freedom Tower courtesy Getty images
The Full Moon seen behind the Freedom Tower courtesy Getty images

Can you believe we’re about to leave January? We’ve had some jacket mornings and afternoons, and our month leaves with a warm Saturday and cooler Sunday. This month has had an official LOW temperature at Bush Airport of 31F on the 12th and our high reached 78F on the 25th (although Hobby made it to 81 that same day!). Rain has only filled the buckets to 2-2.5″, so a bit below normal and tomorrow won’t bring more than a smidge. Of course, if the fog counted that would be a different story!

One of my viewers, Lourdes, wrote me this last Tuesday:

Frank, What happened to your prediction of La Nina ruling this winter? You said it would be a dry, warm winter.

That prediction still holds, Lourdes!

As we look ahead, the Groundhog in Pennsylvania is NOT going to see his shadow; Punxsutawney will have a cloudy, snowy Tuesday. That means an early spring and, honestly, we’re already seeing robins and peach blossoms! NOAA has issued their February outlook and they are calling for a huge part of the country to be warmer than normal:

NOAA February outlook is warmer than normal

Precipitation is forecast to be sparse for us:

NOAA has us dry while wet weather is found north

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