While the Top Shop Visitor Center at the peak of the Mountain also witnessed snowfall, data was unable to be gathered many days due to the harsh weather conditions that forced the top to close.
Grandfather Mountain's recorded snowfall for the winter to date (since Oct. 1, 2013) is 20.9 inches at the Entrance Gate, 23.1 inches at the Nature Museum and 4.38 inches at the Top Shop.
February also was an extremely windy month; a peak wind speed of 81.3 mph was recorded on Feb. 13 and Feb. 15. Twelve of the 28 days charted winds above 60 mph.
The automatic weather station at the top of Grandfather Mountain recorded an average high temperature for February of 36.9 degrees and an average low temperature of 21.9 degrees. Those averages were nearly identical to Mount Mitchell State Park, according to data from the State Climate Office.
Unlike frigid January, February did not hold any sub-zero temperatures; the lowest temperature recorded was 10 degrees on Feb. 15. The highest temperature recorded was 54 degrees.
Photos: Grandfather Mountain