February is a cold winter month and the driest of the year with 2.7" (69mm) of rain. Rain gives way to gather 5.7" (145mm) of snow during the month. Blizzards are a distinct possibility in winter, and travelers would do wisely to schedule plans by keeping an eye on the weather. The cold is intense and regularly below freezing. The majority of the public, as well as private places, have highly efficient heating systems, but thermal inner wears along with warm coats, are lifesavers. Washington, D.C. records the least number of tourists during the winter.