BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Weather Service says Buffalo has set a record for the warmest February on record for a city that's typically known for snowy, bitter cold conditions during the second month of the year.

The weather service's Buffalo office says Wednesday that the monthly average temperature for February as recorded at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in suburban Cheektowaga was 34.8 degrees.

The previous warmest February on record in Buffalo was in 1998, when the average monthly temperature was 34.1 degrees.

Buffalo also had one of its least-snowiest Februarys on record, with only 5 inches of snow over the 28 days. February's normal monthly average is 17.3 inches.

The weather service says meteorological records in Buffalo go back to 1871.

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