February Temperatures Break Records Across County

Though ending on a warmer note, February saw multiple destructive rainstorms and snowstorms throughout San Diego County

As February comes to an end, preliminary data shows that for some parts of San Diego, it’s been one of the coldest months in the county’s history.

As a whole, the county had its coldest February in 60 years, according to NBC 7 Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap.

San Diego’s average temperature settled in at 60.6 degrees Fahrenheit, a solid eight degrees below the county’s average for this time of the year, Midcap said.

According to information collected by the National Weather Service (NWS), Ramona and Big Bear Lake are on track to having their all-time coldest months ever.

So far, February’s average temperature in Big Bear Lake is just 26.4 degrees Fahrenheit. It fell a whopping four degrees from its last coldest February in 2010 and two degrees from its all-time coldest record in January 1989.

In Ramona, the average temperature tied with its all-time coldest month -- January 2007, reaching 46.8 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NWS’ preliminary data.

Other areas throughout the county came close to breaking their all-time coldest records.

Campo is averaging 43.9 degrees Fahrenheit in February, which is 1.4 degrees off from its coldest recorded temperatures ever -- February 1956. It did mark the second coldest February for the region, however.

Vista was, on average, just a half-degree away from breaking its 50.0 degrees Fahrenheit record for its coldest month ever. However, the current 50.4 degrees Fahrenheit average does mark the coldest February on record for the region, based on NWS’ initial results.

Palomar Mountain had an average temperature of 35.3 degrees Fahrenheit, more than seven degrees off from the region’s coldest month ever -- January 1949.

Alpine saw its third coldest February on record, hitting an average temperature of 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The month wasn’t able to unseat its coldest month in recorded history, which was reached in January 1955 with an average temperature of 46.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Though ending on a warmer note, February saw multiple destructive rainstorms and snowstorms throughout the county. This included downed trees and power poles, icy roads that forced drivers to put chains on their cars or turn around, and hazardous hiking conditions.

The data from NWS, however, is not complete, as it found current averages throughout the county without including the final days of February. NBC 7 will update this story as that information comes in.

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