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February 2022 Climate Report for Memphis, TN

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Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN

Temperature 

Average temperature: 44.0 degrees (2.1 degrees below average) 

Average high temperature: 54.9 degrees (0.6 degrees below average) 

Average low temperature: 33.0 degrees (3.7 degrees below average) 

Warmest temperature: 75 degrees (16th) 

Coolest temperature: 22 degrees (4th, 5th, 6th) 

Heating Degrees Days: 582 (50 above average)

Cooling Degree Days: 0 (2 below average) 

Records set or tied: None

Comments: 14 days saw temperatures fall below freezing which is 4 above average

Precipitation 

Monthly total: 8.02″ (3.47 ” above average) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 10 (0.1 days above average) 

Wettest 24-hour period: 2.31″ (23rd-24th) 

Snowfall: Trace (1.0″ below average)

Records set or tied: Tied record daily snowfall – Trace (23rd)

Comments: A trace of snow was recorded on the 3rd, 4th, and 23rd. 0.71″ of freezing rain accumulated on the 3rd.

Miscellaneous 

Peak wind: Southwest/49 mph (17th) 

Average wind: 9.0 mph 

Average relative humidity: 64% 

Average sky cover: 50%

 Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.
 

Cirrus Weather Solutions / MemphisWeather.net, Bartlett, TN

Temperature 

Average temperature: 42.3 degrees 

Average high temperature: 54.2 degrees 

Average low temperature: 30.6 degrees 

Warmest temperature: 72.8 degrees (11th) 

Coolest temperature: 17.6 degrees (5th) 

Comments: None 

Precipitation 

Monthly total: 7.14″ (automated rain gauge), 8.40″(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge) 

Days with measurable precipitation: 9

Wettest date: 2.03″ (22nd) (via automated gauge) 

Snowfall: Trace

Comments: 0.3″ of freezing rain on the 3rd. Traces of snow occurred on the 3rd and 4th.


Miscellaneous 

Peak wind: South to southwest/29 mph (16th & 17th)

Average relative humidity: 71% 

Average barometric pressure: 30.22 in. Hg

Comments: None

Click here for a daily statistical recap for Bartlett, TN.

 

MWN Forecast Accuracy

MWN average temperature error: 2.80  degrees 

MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 52% 

MWN average dewpoint error: 2.77 degrees 

MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 53% 

MWN’s forecasts extend out five periods (2.5 days, or roughly 60 hours). Historical accuracy statistics can be found here.
 

Climate Outlook – March 2022

The March climate outlook for the United States from the Climate Prediction Center is shown below. Above average temperatures are forecast for a large area from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio River Valley and southeast U.S. into the south-central U.S with strongest chances in the Deep South and Florida. Below average temperatures are expected across the Northern Rockies and west coast. Odds favor above average temperatures (46%) for Memphis over the course of the month versus a 22% chance of below average temperatures. The average temperature for March is 54.2 degrees.

Precipitation is expected to be above normal from the Northeast U.S. into the Midwest and south through the Mississippi River Valley, as well as the Pacific Northwest. Highest odds of wet conditions are in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Below average precipitation is forecast for the Rio Grande Valley into the Desert Southwest, as well as in Florida. For Memphis, odds favor above average precipitation (46%) versus a 21% chance of below average precipitation, which historically averages 5.74 inches in March.

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Meteorologist Erik Proseus

2022-03-12 18:21:00

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