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Don't be fooled by a warm start: February the snowiest month, on average

February will start much above average in the temperature department

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ROANOKE, Va. – The first handful of days to start February will be unseasonably warm, but don't let that fool you. For a few spots, February is climatologically the snowiest month of the year.

While Blacksburg's snowiest month is January, a good dose of snow falls in February, on average. Danville sees its second snowiest month of the year in February.

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For Lynchburg and Ronaoke, February is the snowiest month of the season.

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While a lot of snow can still fall region-wide in February, there are many positives if you are not a fan of winter.

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Daylight continues to increase: We have already gained more than 40 minutes since the shortest day of the year back on December 21st. We will gain about an hour more over the next 28 days. 

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Average temperatures will also warm back into the 50s by the end of the month.

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As we all know, we can still get big-time cold and snow well into March. Stick with Storm Team 10 as we venture in the second half of winter.


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