February was a cold month, highlighted statistically by a two-week period of cold air of Arctic origin that moved in Feb. 5 and lingered through the 17th. During this period, the weather was persistently cold, but not extraordinarily so. The coldest reading for both Fargo and Grand Forks was 25 degrees below zero, which is fairly standard for the coldest temperatures in any particular winter.
For Fargo, the average high in February was 14.5 degrees, and the average low was minus 0.8 degrees for an average daily mean temperature of 6.8 degrees, which is 7.8 degrees colder than average. Mild weather returned near the month's end with a peak temperature of the month at 44 degrees on the 26th. For Grand Forks, the average high was 13.7 degrees and the average low was minus 3.1 degrees, for an average daily mean temperature of 4.6 degrees which is 7.7 degrees colder than average. The peak temperature of the month was 46 degrees on the 26th.