HIGHS

FOR THE MONTH (FEB. 26) 64.0(DEG)

AVERAGE THIS MONTH 54.1(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 43.6(DEG)

RECORD (FEB. 28, 1972) 69.0(DEG)

LOWS

FOR THE MONTH (FEB. 5) 11.0(DEG)

AVERAGE THIS MONTH 30.5(DEG)

30-YEAR AVERAGE 24.6(DEG)

RECORD (FEB. 9, 1933) -30.0(DEG)

SNOW

SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY 13.3"

NORMAL FEBRUARY SNOWFALL 9.4"

SEASONAL SNOWFALL (SEPT.-FEB.) 71.3"

NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL 43.2"

PRECIPITATION

TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY 1.08"

30-YEAR AVERAGE 1.23"

MOST IN 24-HOURS (FEB. 11) 0.46"

RECORD (1936) 3.22"

Records set at Salt Lake weather station

FEB. 1: Tied record high-low temperature of 38 degrees; also 1963.

FEB. 1: Record-high temperature of 61 degrees; old record, 59 in 1963.

FEB. 2: Record-high temperature of 58 degrees; old record, 56 in 1953.

FEB. 7: Record-high temperature of 60 degrees; old record, 59 in 1943.

Utah Weather Highlights:

EARLY FEBRUARY: Unusually mild period with daily high temperature records set, especially Feb. 1, 2.

FEB. 11-12: Wintery storm system hit northern part of the state. Precipitation was enhanced greater along the Wasatch Front and over adjacent mountains as the cold front stalled.

FEB. 12: Cross-country skiers triggered an avalanche in Gobblers Knob area of Big Cottonwood Canyon. One of the three skiers, who were swept into an aspen grove, was killed. Another sustained a broken leg, and the third skier was rescued unhurt. Two National Weather Service employees, Larry Dunn and Graham Stork, assisted in the rescue and performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in trying to revive the dead skier. Snowfall amounts (in inches), Brighton, 33; the Spruces, 25; Porterville, 14; Salt Lake International Airport, 8; and Provo-BYU, 4.

FEB. 13-14: Another storm hit with a vengeance in most areas of the state, depositing a substantial amount of snow laced with gusty winds. The cold front and associated heavy snow moved through the heart of the Wasatch Front during the morning commute and continued to snow through mid-afternoon. The storm produced hundreds of Valentine's Day accidents and resulted in the closure of schools in Cache Valley and Rich County. To avert a major accident, a Waterford School bus driver swerved to avoid a car near the Lehi exit on I-15, causing the bus to slide down an embankment. Forty students and the bus driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Heavy rains in southwest Utah caused the Santa Clara and Virgin Rivers to run high, but no flooding was reported.

Some snowfall amounts (in inches): Solitude, 20; Brighton, 12; Holladay, 10; Trenton, 12; Laketown, 17; and Taylorsville, 9; Some rainfall amounts (in inches), Goldstrike Mine, Washington County, 3.35; Enterprise, also Washington County, 1.82; Tooele, 0.90; Centerville, 0.82; Hurricane, 0.66; and Ogden, 0.60.

FEB. 19-24: Another warm spell with a number of record-high temperatures set.

FEB. 24-28: More moisture, but mostly in southwest Utah, recorded. Eleven inches of snow fell at Brian Head ski resort and 5 inches at Duck Creek Village, Kane County.

Some monthly precipitation totals: Alta, 5.80 inches (90 percent of normal); Blanding, 0.95 (106 percent of normal); Brigham City, 0.65 (40 percent); Bryce Canyon, 1.61 (119 percent); Holladay, 1.82 (110 percent); Kanab, 1.64 (124 percent); Salt Lake International Airport, 1.08 (88 percent); Heber City, 0.87 (56 percent); Richmond, 1.89 (124 percent); and Tooele, 1.66 (125 percent).

Source: Salt Lake forecast office, National Weather Service