February of 2017 will down as one of the warmest and driest in recent memory.

The Hannibal Filter Plant reports there were no less than five days last month when the day’s high temperature topped 70 degrees.

On three of those days new record highs were reached, with the record high equaled a fourth day.

High temps reached 75 on the 20th, 74 on the 28th, 73 on the 19th and 72 on the 17th and 18th.

On the flip side, there were only two days when the morning lows dropped below 20, with lows of 12 on the 8th and 11 on the 9th.

It was also an extremely dry February, with the Filter Plant only recording .52 of an inch of moisture for the month, about a fourth as much as an average February.

In fact, that’s the least amount of precipitation recorded in any month at the Filter Plant since last February, when only a third of an inch of moisture was recorded.

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