Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast – the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.
The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca shivered through their coldest months ever.
The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4. The monthly average was 9.0 in Syracuse, 12.2 in Binghamton and 10.2 in Ithaca.
Boston’s 64.8 inches of snow easily beat the city’s old record of 41.6 inches.
The month also set February records elsewhere. Record lows for the month were also set in Hartford, Connecticut, at 16.1; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at 20.9; and Portland, Maine at 13.8.
Providence, Rhode Island, had a February record 31.8 inches of snow.