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Could February be the coldest month ever in Western New York? Maybe...

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February is very close to becoming the coldest month ever in Western New York. 

National Weather Service  Meteorologist John Hitchcock notes the forecast calls for subzero conditions again, adding that temperatures have not been above freezing locally all month long.  

Hitchcock said the average temperature this month has so far been 11.5 degrees.  The record, he said,  is 11.6 degrees, set back in February of 1934.   

Hitchcock said with the forecast predicting more extreme cold over these last few days of February, the area has a good shot at breaking that record making February, 2015, the all-time coldest month ever in Western New York.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.