...1898... The snow pack was 24 inches at Newport, Rhode Island this day, shattering the record of 10 inches, set the year before (1897)
...1918... The low temperature dipped to 1 degree below zero at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 2 degrees, set in 1908.
...1961... The third great snowstorm of the winter season struck the northeastern U.S, Newport, Rhode Island recorded 17.9 inches (2nd highest daily total at station) and 2.46 inches of liquid precipitation, breaking the records of 12.2 inches of snow and 1.46 liquid precipitation from1926. Cortland NY received 40 inches of snow.
...1964... A great blizzard was in progress across the Texas Panhandle. this blizzard, which began on the 2nd and ended on the 5th, dumped 26 inches of snow on Borger, 23.8 inches on Miami, and 23.5 inches on Claude.
...1972... A wind gust of 55 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 54 miles per hour set back in 1926.
...1987... Gales lashed the northern Pacific coast and the coast of northern New England. A storm in the central U.S. produced five inches of snow at Rapid City SD.
...1988... A winter storm produced heavy snow from the Upper Ohio Valley to New England, with up to 12 inches reported in Vermont and New Hampshire. Strong northerly winds in the Upper Midwest produced wind chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero.
...1989... Two dozen cities in the south central and northwestern U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date. The low of 14 below zero at Boise ID was a February record. A winter storm continued in the southwestern U.S. Alta UT reported 49 inches of snow in four days, Wolf Creek CO reported 66 inches in six days, including 28 inches in 24 hours, and up to 84 inches buried the ski resorts of northern New Mexico in three days.
...1990... A winter storm produced heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. Snowfall totals in Maine ranged up to 13 inches at Gorham, with 11 inches reported at Portland. Totals in New Hampshire ranged up to 14 inches at Franconia, with 13 inches reported at Portsmouth. A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain caused numerous traffic accidents in eastern New York State resulting in three deaths and fourteen injuries. Subzero cold also gripped parts of the northeastern U.S. Caribou ME and Houlton ME reported morning lows of 15 degrees below zero.
...1995... At Newport, Rhode Island, the barometric pressure fell to 28.72 inches, breaking the record of 29.07 inches set back in 1926.
...1996... Frigid temperatures continued over the northern U.S. and spread southward to the Gulf Coast. A 55 degree below zero reading at Couderay, Wisconsin set the record low temperature for the state. Amasa, Michigan checked in with 51 degrees below zero. Tulsa, Oklahoma had a morning low of 11 below for its coldest temperature in 66 years. Muskegon, Michigan recorded an all-time low of 19 below. La Crosse, Wisconsin, completed its longest stretch of subzero temperatures ever (144 hours). The center of the frigid arctic high moved over Louisiana, setting an all-time record high barometric pressure of 30.82 inches at Baton Rouge, LA.
7.15 inches of rain deluges Pinson, AL, setting an all-time record rainfall over 24 hours for the town.