Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Feb 28, 2014 02:52 PM CST

The end of February gives weather record-keepers a chance to summarize what'sbeen going on--in this instance, cold and dry trends for much of Missouri.--Bryce

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – February may go into the records as the coldest in 35 years, says Pat Guinan, state climatologist at the University of Missouri.

“December and January were cold. February was colder,” Guinan says. Temperatures ran 12 degrees Fahrenheit below normal in northern Missouri and 9 degrees colder in the south.

Preliminary data indicate a state average of 25 F, which is 9 degrees below normal. “That’s colder than February 1989. If ...

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