Feel like a warm winter? February was the hottest in history

Published on March 1, 2023 at 3:11 pm

A bitter-cold Christmas was basically the only taste of winter we’ve seen since.

Nine of the past 40 days have tied or broke record highs, and last month was the hottest February in Jacksonville’s history, according to weather records.

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The average daily high last month was 79.4 degrees, almost 11 degrees warmer than normal. After averaging the mild nights with the warm days, the total average was the warmest on record at 65.9 degrees — the type of weather we typically experience in late April and May.

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author image Meteorologist Mark Collins came to The Weather Authority after working in marine research at the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Before his research time, Mark worked for four years at WTSP in Tampa. He also has anchored weather on Miami's WTVJ and in the weather forecast center at Miami's WFOR. In Tallahassee, Mark developed the weather program at Florida News Channel's statewide cable network startup in the late 1990s. Mark received his bachelor's degree at Florida State University. He studied meteorology there and at Mississippi State University.

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