Mont Grand-père Weather report for February 2022

Last updated on Mar 8, 2022 5:38 PM

February 2022 saw average winter weather on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at official National Weather Service stations in the park.

The coldest day on record last month, February 5, saw a temperature of 8 degrees Fahrenheit, with a wind chill of -20.2. The lowest temperature ever observed on Grandfather Mountain in the month of February (not counting the wind chill) was -19°C on February 25, 1967.

The hottest temperature on record last month was 57°C on February 24, seven degrees lower than the mountain’s February record of 64°C, seen on February 22, 1977 and February 15-16, 1989.

The average maximum temperature for February 2022 was 41.3°, with an average minimum of 25.7°, for an average of 33.5°.

On February 19, the weather station near the Mile High swing bridge recorded a gust of wind of 83.4 mph, along with a sustained wind speed of 73.3 mph. The station noted six days in February with wind gusts above 60 mph. The highest gust ever recorded on Grandfather Mountain was 124 mph, observed on February 25, 2019.

The station reported 6.07 inches of precipitation in February 2022, while observations recorded near the park’s nature museum recorded 5.65 inches. Precipitation is also measured at the latter location, as high winds can make it difficult to record accurate observations at the summit.

The mountain’s wettest February was in 1998, when 13.2 inches was seen near the bridge. The driest February on record was in 1968, when 0.81 inches was recorded.

The park had 16 days of total rainfall for February 2022, seven days less than the record 23 days in 1964 and 1986. The wettest day last month was February 4, when 1.36 inches fell. been recorded at the top. The wettest day on record in February was February 2, 1965, when the weather station observed 4.7 inches.

Weather reports

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation records and reports data in two different ways:

  • The park maintains an automated weather station atop the Mile High Swing Bridge. The NC State Climate Office helps the foundation calibrate the machines and ensure overall data accuracy.
  • Grandfather Mountain has been an active member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Observer Program since 1955 reporting daily temperature, precipitation, and weather events from locations near the Mile High Swing Bridge and museum of nature.

For more information on the weather at Grandfather Mountain, visit https://grandfather.com/visit/plan-your-visit/real-time-weather/.

The non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and appreciate the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call 800-468-7325 or visit www.grandfather.com to book a trip.

Grandfather Mountain experienced average winter weather in February 2022, according to data from the National Weather Service recording station near the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Photo by Monty Combs | Grandfather Foundation for Mountain Stewardship

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