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Old 09-15-2013, 08:30 AM
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Our coldest month is nearly always December.
The coldest part of the winter doesn't set in for us until the very end of December.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Yea it isn't much more and the higher areas would get near that.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here are mean number of days with snow cover (> 0.5") for selected Northeastern US locations. Data for 1981-2012.

First number is average. Second deviation

Philadelphia, PA: 15.6, 10.6
Providence, RI: 27.1, 15.9
Amherst, MA: 60.9, 24.8
Ithaca, NY: 73.7, 20.5
Hanover, NH: 100.8, 23.9

Coastal New England would feel more snowy but not extremely different. The inland stations are snowier than almost any populated area of the UK.
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Checking a hill town (1250 feet), it gets 100 snow covered days / year compared to 60 for me down in the valley.
VERY interesting stats. So even 1250' feet in UK only has 100 days of snow cover? Hanover, NH at 528 feet gets that. And Latitude is 43.50N there.(south more)
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:46 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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So even 1250' feet in UK only has 100 days of snow cover?
The only places in the UK that get over 60 days are the Grampians and the Cairngorms, which are at 3000-4400ft.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Helsinki and Turku have around 105 days with snow lying, while the Åland islands have around 80, and Northern Lapland around 210. (At least 1cm/0.4in.)

My elevation is 9 ft I think.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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VERY interesting stats. So even 1250' feet in UK only has 100 days of snow cover? Hanover, NH at 528 feet gets that. And Latitude is 43.50N there.(south more)
No, 1250' in western Massachusetts has 100 days of snow cover. Maybe for Northern Ireland:

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Probably a quarter of the winter but the higher hills like 500m are covered about 50 days. But let me just say that it varies considerably year by year.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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Chicago doesn't have much more days than us.
I'm fairly sure that the standard is different in the US. Here in the UK, I think that it counts as a day with snow coverage if the ground is at least 50% covered in snow at 9am. In the US, there has to be a coverage of at least half an inch, I believe. So a light dusting which will have completely melted by 10am would count over here, thus inflating the figures.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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My definition is ground totally covered for 24 hours.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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The only places in the UK that get over 60 days are the Grampians and the Cairngorms, which are at 3000-4400ft.
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No, 1250' in western Massachusetts has 100 days of snow cover. Maybe for Northern Ireland:
Wow! Thanks for the correction. That's an interesting and crazy stat. Sounds like there's little snow cover for the lower elevations there. Impressive in my eyes for that latitude. Something I didn't know.

I wonder what Mt Marcy and Algonquin summits in NY (4200') average.
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