Weather Blog: Freezing February

Arctic air putting a long-lasting freeze on the Midwest.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 1:23 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s safe to say that it has been an absolutely frigid February.

The last time the thermometer at the Fort Wayne International Airport rose above 32 degrees Fahrenheit was on February 4, 2021.

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The high that day was 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do you remember how warm that feels?

Me either!

The high temperature in Fort Wayne has been at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 days straight.

Impressive yes, but it isn’t a record by any means.

That record goes to a frigid stretch that lasted 37 consecutive days.

The cold blast started on December 28, 1976 and it lasted until February 2, 1977.

In that stretch, the coldest high temperature was 2 below zero which was registered on January 16, 1977.

The coldest low temperature was a brutal 16 below zero on January 17, 1977.

Ouch.

The temperature will remain at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Fort Wayne for at least 3 more days.

That would make this a 16 day stretch.

Depending on how you slice it, you can consider it the 9th longest stretch with multiple dates tying or it is the 23rd longest stretch if each date had its own rank.

Needless to say, February 2021 has had 14 days of below average temperatures registered at the airport.

With a monthly average temperatures of 16.3 degrees Fahrenheit, it is ranked as the 5th coldest February on record.

The top spots go to 1978 (11.8°), 1979 (14.8°), 15.7° (2015) and 16.1° (2007).

Things will start to improve in the temperature department once Sunday rolls around.

We will likely drop from the 5th spot as highs are expected to finally “warm” above the freezing mark and remain that way to round out the month of February.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1506866

Reported Deaths: 20637
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion2056892545
Lake1006641508
Allen935801017
Hamilton72876550
St. Joseph64730759
Elkhart49383628
Vanderburgh48286528
Tippecanoe43764336
Johnson38300526
Hendricks36427460
Porter34494473
Madison29024543
Clark25868326
Vigo25633345
LaPorte23430309
Monroe23133247
Howard22089379
Delaware21603368
Hancock18686220
Bartholomew18152215
Kosciusko17921203
Warrick16933214
Wayne16230302
Floyd15876257
Grant15364298
Morgan14409231
Boone13514138
Noble11815141
Dearborn11676113
Henry11667201
Shelby11649151
Marshall11337168
Dubois11257152
Jackson10586104
Cass10269143
DeKalb10202130
Lawrence10196220
Huntington10156139
Gibson9583126
Montgomery9274143
Knox9043125
Harrison8983117
Whitley874371
Steuben8603105
Jasper8252115
Clinton818995
Miami8128133
Putnam8128100
Jefferson7849127
Wabash7827139
Ripley7180114
Adams6658102
Daviess6558129
Scott645186
White620483
Clay607175
Greene6064112
Decatur5967120
Wells5944120
Jennings591680
Fayette5786122
Posey552648
LaGrange529697
Randolph5073129
Washington503669
Owen4976100
Fountain475880
Spencer451756
Sullivan443065
Starke440586
Fulton434192
Orange429582
Jay414664
Rush410237
Perry386455
Carroll381749
Franklin377550
Vermillion358362
Pike323445
Parke322538
Tipton317375
Blackford274055
Pulaski272275
Newton233661
Brown228956
Benton219021
Crawford217532
Switzerland197814
Martin189422
Warren175922
Union170219
Ohio124016
Unassigned0739

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2460869

Reported Deaths: 31245
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin2660682065
Cuyahoga2589843018
Hamilton1711291714
Montgomery1142371604
Summit1077801391
Lucas917461160
Butler81317942
Stark759401400
Lorain63561792
Warren51721475
Mahoning50412915
Lake47212605
Clermont45258429
Delaware40037212
Trumbull39108755
Medina38036419
Licking37943408
Fairfield34857334
Greene33267422
Portage31942360
Clark31218445
Richland29019423
Wood28563297
Allen25249395
Miami23567395
Muskingum22859245
Columbiana22539403
Wayne21740356
Tuscarawas19252427
Erie18390222
Ashtabula18260342
Marion18111232
Scioto17366207
Ross16832252
Pickaway15948178
Hancock15761228
Geauga15374223
Lawrence14350186
Belmont13767247
Union1375384
Huron13682182
Jefferson13250258
Sandusky13047199
Athens12272106
Knox11850198
Seneca11762200
Darke11111198
Ashland11022178
Washington10836168
Auglaize10540142
Crawford10172175
Shelby10101157
Brown9734140
Fulton9531150
Guernsey9423117
Highland9396148
Defiance9321135
Logan9228142
Clinton9087127
Mercer8902111
Madison8836106
Preble8265162
Williams8127135
Putnam7922135
Ottawa7809121
Champaign7782112
Jackson7582117
Perry731298
Coshocton7210136
Morrow712882
Fayette688687
Pike640586
Hardin6397128
Gallia614791
Adams6000124
Van Wert5923121
Henry586493
Hocking5718104
Wyandot491590
Carroll4909100
Holmes4814161
Paulding414664
Meigs387473
Monroe307468
Noble289351
Harrison287961
Morgan283348
Vinton247945
Unassigned08
Fort Wayne
Clear
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Hi: 23° Lo: 8°
Feels Like: 10°
Angola
Clear
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Hi: 22° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 16°
Huntington
Clear
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Hi: 23° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 11°
Decatur
Clear
17° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 10°
Van Wert
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 25° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 9°
Windy conditions are on tap for Saturday with highs near 30 degrees.
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