There has never been a February since records began in 1877, during which the temperature has failed to reach the 70 degree mark, wrote the National Weather Service in Oxnard, California, in a public information statement. This year marks the first February in 141 Februaries without a high temperature of at least 70 degrees. An avarage February hits 70 degrees half a dozen times.
This has been one of the colder, wetter winters I have experienced, wrote Jeremy Herbst, a meteorologist who has lived in Los Angeles for more than 15 years. We have had frost on a number of mornings and more rainy/cloudy days than usual.
In addition to the dreariness, Los Angeles has seen its fair share of rainfall this month. A record 2.2 inches on Valentine's Day helped edge it above Seattle for the month.