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Most Extreme Weather on Valentine's Day - From Blizzards to Tornado Outbreaks

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The weather on Valentine’s Day has brought everything from blizzards and deep freezes ideal for cuddling to severe storms and spring-like heat waves over the years.

Whiteouts, bitter cold, tornadoes and record warmth number among the holiday's meteorological highlights and lowlights. Lovers and friends have weathered the gamut of conditions while celebrating February 14.

Valentine's Day Blizzards

Blizzard of 2021

In 2021, snow covered every state except Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina in an unusually expansive Valentine’s Day whiteout. Dozens of record lows fell across the Plains while Minnesota wind chills nosedived below -50 degrees Fahrenheit.

A state-wide blackout began in Texas that evening as cold strained the grid. Just five years prior, New York City dipped below zero on the holiday’s coldest reading since records began.


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