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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

February 2015
Beech leaves in winter

Feb 28
 

The average temperature for February 2015 was 10° F, which is 10.3° below “normal”!
Precipitation as water equivalent was 0.41 inches, which is 0.70 below normal
 The highest temperature for the month was 34° F and only 1 other day rose above 32, i.e. only 2 days rose above freezing. 14 days fell below 0° F as a low temperature
23 of the 28 days had daily avg temps below “normal”
There were frequent very high wind chills due to frequent strong winds
Greatest snow depth was 7 inches and that for a single day

Feb 20
  The low temperature was -12° F early this morning, but a more moderate midday is forecast. A light snow began to fall about 11 a.m.
Feb 19
  Green Bay’s low temperature of -13° F this morning is the coldest of the winter so far. The high temperature was +6°.
Feb 18
  Green Bay's low temperature was -12° F, which equals (Jan 5) our low for the winter, and the high temperature was only +5°.  The average daily temperatures are about 6.3 ° below normal for February to date. Precipitation (as water equivalent) is less than half of normal for that period, so it is a relatively cold and snowless month so far.
Feb 14
The conifers add much-appreciated color to the landscape, especially in the northern portions, as here on Door County.
Feb 11
The deer at UWGB look surprisingly healthy considering the winter has been fairly long and cold so far.
 
Feb 10
  Green Bay received 2.7 inches of new snow, but the total snow depth is still only about 5 inches.
Feb 8
  After a couple of slightly warmer days we have been hearing a few Northern Cardinals singing in our neighborhood.
Feb 5
  Daily temperatures are running about 5-10° F below normal during the first 5 days of February.
Feb 1
  Green Bay's high temperature today was only 16° F and the average wind speed was 23.7 m.p.h with a maximum of 35 m.p.h.

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