Northwest Arkansas Winter Is Fifth Coldest In 65 Years

Posted: March 9, 2014 at 4 a.m.

FILE PHOTO JASON IVESTER Michael Thomas, head groundskeeper, scrapes snow and ice from the parking lot Feb. 5 at Heritage High School in Rogers. “We’ve had really mild winters, so I guess we got spoiled to thinking it’s normal. This is winter,” Mike Borengasser said with a laugh. Borengasser is a climatologist with the state.

The National Weather Service confirmed what many suspected: This is one of the coldest winters on record.

By The Numbers (w/logo)


Average temperatures (day and night) at Fayetteville’s Drake Field:

w December: 34.4 degrees, 3.1 below average

w January: 31.5 degrees, 4.1 below normal

w February: 33.8 degrees, 5.9 below normal

w Winter (weighted): 33.2 degrees, 4.3 below normal

Source: National Weather Service

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