A surfer watches waves at La Jolla Shores beach. Photo by Chris Stone
A surfer watches waves at La Jolla Shores beach. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego experienced the 10th warmest February on record for average high temperature and the 10th coolest February for average low temperature — what meteorologists call a “long thermometer.”

The National Weather Service reported that San Diego recorded the coolest average low temperature — 45.1 degrees — since February 1949. The coolest average temperature on record for February in San Diego was 41.9 degrees in 1894.

The average high temperature in February 2022 was 69.6 degrees. The record average high temperature in San Diego was 74.4 degrees set in 2016.

February 2022 in San Diego was also the only month since 1874 to record temperatures in the 90s and in the 30s in the same month.

The high of 91 degrees on Feb. 12 was the highest February temperature on record in San Diego.

The lowest temperature recorded in San Diego in February 2022 was 38 degrees on Feb. 25.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.