In Concord, February On Track To Be Coldest On Record

Feb 20, 2015

Concord in winter.
Credit Brian Wallstin

  It's been a cold February in New Hampshire, and it could go down in the record books as one of the coldest in Concord since weather observers started keeping records in 1869.

Temperatures in February have averaged 11.3 degrees below normal for the month so far in the state's capital. It hasn't risen above freezing since Feb. 10.

The coldest February on record so far in Concord is 1934, when the average temperature for the month was 12 degrees.

The National Weather Service said as of Friday, it's been the coldest February on record for Concord but that could change with a bit of a warm-up expected on Sunday.

The record for the coldest temperature in Concord is 37 degrees below zero, set on Feb. 16, 1943.