Valentine's Day brings wintry mix, light snow
John Malan's Storm Team 4Cast for Feb. 14, 2013Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE - A wintry mix is on tap for Valentine’s Day in Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin as an Alberta Clipper low pressure system moves across the northern part of the state.
The north woods could get two to four inches while in the south it will be a mix of snow showers, sleet and even rain showers. There is a chance for more light snow tonight in Milwaukee as arctic air plows into the area.
January is by far the coldest month of the year on average, and February generally has the biggest snow storm totals. While there have been some record breaking snowfalls this month, it can also be just as cold as January at times. The coldest temperature for the month of February in Milwaukee was twenty-six degrees below zero set on the 3rd back in 1996. This ties the all-time record coldest temperature for Milwaukee which was recorded on January 17th back in 1982. All three winter months in Milwaukee have recorded temperatures at or below twenty degrees below zero.
The coldest temperature for the month of December was twenty-two degrees below zero set on the 19th in 1884. The first month of winter has recorded the least number of temperature records lower than twenty below zero with only five days, while February has experienced seven and January a stunning twenty-one days.