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Old 02-13-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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As of today…NYC has received only 4.5 inches of snow this whole winter (Dec/Jan/Feb). The total figure for snowfall in NYC is now 7.2 inches, but this is becasue of the freak snowstorm on Nov 1st dropped 2.9 inches. Otherwise, NYC is still more than 20 inches below normal. So far Seattle is beating NYC in snowfall this winter.

The climatologically clock is ticking for NYC – by late February in NYC the odds (when you consider climatologically averages) falls like a rock for NYC to get a true snowstorm.

So what do you think – will NYC end winter 2011/2012 with 4.5 inches of total snow?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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All I know is... Last 31 years Every Single Time NYC got less than 3 inches of snow in December they ended up with below normal snowfall. Thats a fact. I pointed this out back in December.

As far as ending with 4.5? I dont know...I dont think so. Maybe 8.5"?

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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We're beating New York this winter too!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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They haven't released the totals for here yet, but ignoring October (6.5"), I don't think our snowfall has been higher this winter. 0" December; no more than 5" (I think? Wasn't around the whole time) in January, so far <1" this month.

Considering we average much more snow than New York City, I think our amount is more surprising.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto got 7.8 cm (about 3 inches) in Dec., 16.2 cm in Jan (6.4 inches). and 1.2cm (only half an inch) so far this month according to Environment Canada's stats and that's also quite below average.

My impression is that it's been also among the least snowiest years (many highs above freezing) here, though 06/07 and 09/10 were also very mild and with little snow.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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They haven't released the totals for here yet, but ignoring October (6.5"), I don't think our snowfall has been higher this winter. 0" December; no more than 5" (I think? Wasn't around the whole time) in January, so far <1" this month.

Considering we average much more snow than New York City, I think our amount is more surprising.
The more north you go the more surprising it is. Upstate NY and Vermont are shocking. NYC only averages basically 2 feet a winter so it doesnt surprise me to see years like this.

I'm seeing 30.4" for Worchester, MA this year so far. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=box

These graphs were from NWS & TWC.
Normal Snowfall in Syracuse(to Jan23rd) is over 5 feet, they are just over 2 feet this year)



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Old 02-13-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here's another one..You ready for this?

Total snowfall since December 1: Amarillo, TX 9.2"; Boston, MA 6.8"; Hartford, CT 6.8"; Albany, NY 8.4"; New York City 4.3" - even Concord, NH, just barely beats Amarillo with 10.8" - a measly 1.6" more.

Total flip. The South is getting more snow then the north this winter. Even New Mexico is in the mix.


Snowstorm slams Amarillo, causes several wrecks - YouTube

And Texas Panhandle got 4" of snow in October. Go figure that one out. lol
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:36 PM
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Hmm. My snow totals are probably close to Hartford's. Though sometimes it's localized, but it's the best guess.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Hmm. My snow totals are probably close to Hartford's. Though sometimes it's localized, but it's the best guess.
Hartford, CT
Oct. 12.3"
Nov. 0
Dec. T
Jan. 6.8"
Feb. T
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:45 PM
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Hartford, CT
Oct. 12.3"
Nov. 0
Dec. T
Jan. 6.8"
Feb. T
Hmm. Hartford got almost double the amount snow I got in October. Do you if the January totals are from coastal storms? Then it's possible Hartford got more snow than Amherst.

But if Hartford is slightly warmer than Amherst, so if part of the precipitation then was coming as rain, it might have fall as snow in Amherst.
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