What is the Only Major US City to Have a 100 Degree Temperature Day in February?

by Joe Dorish 24 days ago in america

Can You Name the Major US City that had a 100 Degree Temperature Day in the month of February?

What is the Only Major US City to Have a 100 Degree Temperature Day in February?

There is one and only one major city in the United State that has had a 100 degree temperature day in the month of February. Do you know what that city is?

This article will tell you the only major city in the United States that has had a 100 degree temperature day in the month of February. Before telling you the city the article will provide you with a few clues as to which major city has cracked the century mark so you can try and guess the city.

A major city means a city with at least 1 million people living in its metro area. Everyone will know the city in the United States that has had a 100 degree weather temperature day in February.

There are well over a dozen smaller cities in the United States that have had 100 degree weather temperature days in February. But most people will not know those cities.

As of this writing, this author knows of know city in the United States that has ever had a 100 degree temperature day in the month of January. January is the coldest month in the United States and it's simply too cold for a 100 degree day.

While February is also a cold month in the United States (it's the second coldest month of the year in the country) it is warmer than January and it sometimes does get warm enough that 100 degree days do occur in a few places like the major city this article is about.

By the time March rolls around it warms up sufficiently in the United States that over 50 different cities have had 100 degree temperature days during the month. Some of the better known cities that have had 100 degree temperature days in March are Palm Springs, Yuma, Arizona, Laughlin, Nevada, McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, Carlsbad, New Mexico and Death Valley in California.

Before I get to the major city with a 100 degree day in February, here are a few clues to help you make a guess which city it is.

The city is not Miami and it's not located in Florida. While many cities in Florida have had 90 degree temperature days in February it does not get hot enough in the Sunshine State in February for any city to have a 100 degree weather temperature day that early in the year.

In fact, the city of Tampa in Florida has never had a 100 degree temperature day while the city of Miami has only reached the century mark just one time in its recorded history.

The earliest 100 degree weather temperature day in Death Valley has occurred in March. Death Valley has never had a 100 degree day in the month of February. Death Valley is the hottest place in California and the world.

Las Vegas and Phoenix have also never had a 100 degree temperature day in February. Those two cities do not really heat up until later in the year. So what is the city?

What is Only Major US City to Have 100 Degree Temperature Day in February?

San Antonio - 100 degrees on February 21, 1996

San Antonio, Texas is the only major city in the United States to have had a 100 degree weather temperature day in the month of February. And San Antonio has only had a 100 degree in February once on February 21, 1996.

Surprisingly, the hottest weather temperature ever recorded in San Antonio is only 111 degrees. You would think the only major city in the United States to have a 100 degree temperature day in February would get a lot hotter than 111 degrees in the summer.

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Joe Dorish is a native New Yorker who has traveled to all 50 states and beyond.

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