February 25 Weather History

...1909.. The high wind gust peaked at 62 miles per hour at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 46 miles per hour, set in 1904.

...1914.. The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island bottomed out a 4 degrees, breaking the record of 10 degrees, set in 1894.  South Carolina had its biggest snowstorm in modern history. 18 inches fell at Society Hill.

...1916... 2.57 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island on this date, breaking the record of 1.53 inches set in 1903.

...1922... The temperature at Los Angeles CA soared to 92 degrees to establish a record for the month of February.

...1977... Dust reduced visibilities from eastern Virginia through the southeastern states to Florida between the 24th and the 28th. The dust originated in the western Great Plains on the 22nd and 23rd, with wind gusts above 100 mph reported at Guadalupe Pass TX, at White Sands NM, in Sherman County KS, and in eastern Colorado.

...1987... Low pressure in Nevada produced snow from the southwestern U.S. to the Dakotas. Snowfall totals in Arizona ranged up to 82 inches at Alpine. Flagstaff AZ reported 23 inches of snow in 24 hours. Other heavier snowfall totals included 20 inches at Daggett NV, 24 inches at Brian Head UT, 24 inches at Red Lodge MT, and 26 inches at Angel Fire NM. Snow at Los Alamos NM pushed their snowfall total for the winter past their previous record of 123.5 inches.

...1988... Overnight snow squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region buried Pulaski NY under 17 inches of snow. Sunny and mild weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. Havre MT reported a record high of 66 degrees.

...1989... Thirteen cities in Florida reported record low temperatures for the date, including Jacksonville with a reading of 24 degrees. Severe cold in Florida claimed three lives, and resulted in 250 to 300 million dollars crop damage. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. Dodge City KS reported record high of 80 degrees.

...1990... Snow spread across the northeastern U.S. Massachusetts was blanketed with 8 to 15 inches of snow, 5 to 10 inches was reported in Rhode Island (7.5 inches in Newport, Rhode Island), and totals in Connecticut ranged up to 10.5 inches at New Canaan. In central New York State, snow and high winds resulted in a number of chain-reaction multiple accidents, and a total of 108 persons were injured. Snow and high winds created white-out conditions along Interstate 87 in Saratoga County NY. Subzero cold was reported from Minnesota through Michigan to northern New England. Duluth MN reported a record low of 26 degrees below zero.

...1993... The big snow season of 1992-93 continued to set records. Evansville, Indiana set a new monthly snowfall record for the month of February on this date with 18.4 inches. 12.7 inches of snow fell in 24 hours at Columbia, Missouri to set a new 24 hour snowfall record for the month. Light snow at Pocatello, Idaho raised its seasonal snowfall total to 85.7 inches to set a new all-time seasonal snowfall record. The old record was 85.6 inches set in the 1983-84 season.

...1998... A big two day snowstorm came to and end across New York and northern Pennsylvania. Snowfall totals included 30 inches at Conklin Forks, New York, 27 inches at Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, 25 inches at Slide Mountain, New York, 23 inches at Ellenburg Depot, New York, and 22 inches at Litchfield, Pennsylvania.

...1999... 9.2 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 8.6 inches set in 1969.

...2009... St. George and St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands off the southwestern Alaskan coast recorded their highest wind gusts on record with 94 and 91 mph, respectively.

...2010... The barometric pressure fell to 28.74 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 28.92 inches that was set in 1965.

...2017... For the second consecutive day the high temperature reached 61 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, the previous high for the date was 59 degrees set in 1976. This was the third 60 degrees plus day for the month, tying the record from 1976.

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