For this winter through February 16, temperatures were about 1 degree below normal in northern Ohio and normal in southern Ohio. The cold since then will cause these number to drop a little for the 3 month period.
Precipitation for winter through February 16 was 80-100 percent of normal and snowfall was near to slightly below normal except near Lake Erie.
February will end on a colder and drier note through February 28.
Looking ahead to March, the weather pattern will change from colder than normal and drier than normal to a normal to warmer than normal pattern and wetter.
The spring outlook calls for near normal temperatures and precipitation.
The outlook for summer calls for near normal to warmer than normal temperatures and near to slightly below normal precipitation.
You can view the latest 16-day rainfall outlook at the National Weather Service Ohio River Forecast Center at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ohrfc/HAS/images/NAEFS16day.pdf
The temperature departures from normal through March 8 are: http://origin.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/sweaver/cfs_fcst/images1/wk1.wk2_20150222.NAsfcT.gif
The rainfall departures from normal through March 8 are: http://origin.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/sweaver/cfs_fcst/images1/wk1.wk2_20150222.NA.gif
The temperature departures from normal through March 22 are: http://origin.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/sweaver/cfs_fcst/images1/wk3.wk4_20150222.NAsfcT.gif
The rainfall departures from normal through March 22 are: http://origin.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/sweaver/cfs_fcst/images1/wk3.wk4_20150222.NA.gif