Past IEM Features tagged: feb15
The calendar has flipped into March, so it is a good time to look back on February as is done by the featured map. Based on unofficial IEM estimates, some eastern locations in the Upper Midwest just had their coldest February since 1893. Average temperatures were warmer the further west you travel as the large scale weather pattern in February favored cold in the eastern US and warm in the western US. Iowa was somewhat stuck in the middle, but mostly sided with the cold eastern half of the country.