Maine’s February marked by warmth, lack of snow

Posted March 08, 2010, at 4:01 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — The National Weather Service in Maine says last month has gone into the books as one of the warmest, least-snowy Februarys on record.

Bangor had only 2.7 inches of snow for the month — a record for the least snowy February.

Caribou had 9.8 inches, which was the ninth-lowest total on record. And in Portland, the 3.2 inches of snow was the seventh-lowest snowfall total since records began in 1871.

The average temperature for the month in Bangor was the third-highest on record, at 7.5 degrees above normal. Caribou was nearly 11 degrees above normal — the second-warmest February on record.

Portland had the fourth-warmest February on record, coming in at 6 degrees above normal.