February damp, cold in Freestone County

February came in and went out on the damp and chilly side with above normal rainfall and below normal temperatures. We had eight days with measurable rainfall for a total of 4.58 inches with a trace of sleet on Sunday, Feb. 11. Normal rainfall for February is 3.36 inches. Total rainfall for the year now stands at 5.32 inches. Normal rainfall at this point in the year is 6.98 inches. The 2018 Farmer's Almanac did predict below normal temperatures and above normal rainfall in February for East Texas. February temperatures, for the most part, were slightly above normal with a low of 20 degrees on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and a high of 82 degrees on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The coldest three months of the year are now behind us and spring is just around the corner.



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