Winter has almost felt non-existent this year for a large chunk of the country. That includes us in Kentucky, where average temperatures are leading us to experience one of the warmest February’s on record.

What You Need To Know

  • La Niña pattern is currently in place

  • Temperatures and precipitation have been above normal in February

  • It has been a top 10 warmest February for some locations

  • Mild weather is forecast to continue through the end of February

In a typical La Niña pattern, a pattern in which we are under, the Ohio Valley experiences warmer temperatures and above normal precipitation. For the second half of this winter, these conditions have prevailed.

Arctic air has been unable to penetrate the eastern half of the country, thanks to the polar jet setup.

The average temperature for climate reporting sites in the Commonwealth is well above normal February numbers. In fact, some locations are experiencing a top 5 warm February as of Feb. 21.

With more above normal temperatures expected through the end of the month, these rankings can only get higher.

Rankings and average temperatures as of Feb. 21

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