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Old 02-27-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Is the pre-1948 data from the Bradley Airport station or somewhere else? Interesting how big of our difference there is between Hartford and here, I'm about 30 miles north of the Bradley Airport station but this month is a bit under 12.0°F.
Yeah, the pre 1948 is the thread-ex which always includes the location change which in this case means HFD, Hartford.. That's why they call it "area" in the records. But it's not like its a big area change, differences wouldn't be that drastic from one to the other although sometimes is. BDL(Windsor Locks started 1949) HFD, Hartford goes back to 1905.

Interesting about your difference there though from BDL. I wouldn't think would be that much. Bigger planes? LOL

but when you say "I'm", is that your backyard station or are you using CEF or BAF?

ALB average Feb 2015 is 12.7°
BAF is 14.4°
BDL is 16.0°
HFD is 16.7°
BDR 19.9°

Can't find for CEF but you might be similar to Albany's climate/weather?
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Thanks, interesting where one has to look to find areas with similar features.
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Richardson Grove is at 500 feet so not that high up. Though yes, the extended dry spells create a different situation. But March is very wet and has a large diurnal range there.
500 ft and a few km inland, compared to my station at 20 ft and under 1km. Going to 500 ft and further inland can see a doubling of rainfall at the same diurnal range.

While I was looking up Richardson Grove S.P on Wiki, I recalled that I had been there -beautiful area and forest.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:29 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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but when you say "I'm", is that your backyard station or are you using CEF or BAF?

ALB average Feb 2015 is 12.7°
BAF is 14.4°
BDL is 16.0°
HFD is 16.7°
BDR 19.9°

Can't find for CEF but you might be similar to Albany's climate/weather?
Amherst CO-OP station. Can't find CEF either.

Daily Summaries Station Details: AMHERST, MA US, GHCND:USC00190120 | Climate Data Online (CDO) | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

or

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS - Climate Summary

And yea, averages are probably close to Albany.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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The high arctic research station of Eureka, Nunavut is known for many things. Among them the driest place in Canada, the coldest place in Canada on average, and the place with the least amount of cloud cover in Canada. On the latter point, Eureka gets more than 3500 hours per year with clear skies (0 to 20% cloud cover). This compares to:
-2600 hours in Winnipeg,
-2400 in Regina,
-2300 in Ottawa, Toronto, Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Yellowknife,
-2200 in Montreal,
-2100 in Victoria and Moncton,
-2000 in Edmonton and Kamloops,
-1900 in Vancouver and Penticton,
-1800 in Abbotsford,
-1600 in Whitehorse,
-1200 in St. John's and Terrace, and
-1100 in Prince Rupert.

In terms of hours of sunshine, Eureka gets 2100 hours per year. This is similar to Kamloops, Victoria, and Ottawa, and certainly less than that the 2500+ hours that Calgary and Medicine Hat get.

Why is it that the number of hours of clear skies matches with the number of hours of sunshine hours +/- 200 hours for all the places above except Eureka where there a difference of 1400 hours?

The answer is that they get their cloudy weather during the summer and their clear weather during the winter when 24 hour darkness exists.

Here is an interesting comparison. In December Eureka has 450 hours of clear skies while semi-arid Penticton, BC (pretty much the cloudiest place in Canada during December and January) only has 35 hours of clear skies for the month. That's 14.5 hours per day verses just over 1 hour per day. Summer is a completely difference animal. Eureka bottoms out in August with a mere 94 hours of clear skies, which is the lowest in Canada during August (with the exception of 3 other high arctic places in Nunavut). By contrast, Penticton gets 284 hours of clear skies, which is the most in Canada outside of the 308 hours Victoria gets. Plus, Penticton gets another 224 hours of mixed sky conditions. This leaves a mere 224 hours of cloudy conditions in Penticton, which is the lowest in Canada for August besides Cranbrook, BC. Eureka, on the other hand, gets 517 hours of cloudy conditions in August.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I have a question.....

Boston has 64.8" of snow this month which obviously is their snowiest since 1800s....


Denver Colorado's snowiest month is December 1913 with 57.4".
Grand Forks, ND is 30.9" January 1989.
Minneapolis, MN is 46.9" Nov 1991
Bangor Maine 58.0" Feb 1969
Caribou Maine 59.9" Dec 1972
Concord, NH 46.7" Jan 1935
Burlington, Vermont 56.7" Dec 1970

I forgot what I had to ask I'm kinda speechless.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:51 PM
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Nice to see Boston can compete some places more known for winter weather. And some even snowier places:

Syracuse, NY is 78.1" Jan 2004
Rochester, NY is 64.8" Mar 1958
Buffalo, NY is 82.7" Dec 2002
Marquette, MI is 64.5" Jan 1997
Mt. Washington, NH is 172.8" in Feb 1969
Mt. Mansfield, VT is 83.5" in Dec 2007
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Denver has set a record for most snow in February (currently at 22.4 inches for the month with more expected tomorrow) and 20 of the days had a high above 40 F(2 in the 40s, 8 in the 50s, 7 in the 60s, and 3 in the 70s). That is what I call a weather roller coaster.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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Number of days dropping below 10°F (-12C) at BDR coast not only most for the month but most for any month on record! (67 yrs)

Feb Normal is 2 days! They hit it 14 times this month.

Also most for the year (Jan-Dec) Still have March and December to add to that. Nuts around here this month

Here's the Top 18 years with the most number of days below 10F for each month.



Ice thickness is the most we've seen out there. I'm hearing ships and ice fisherman say the same. That's what happens with a historic cold month
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Warmest February on record in Seattle.
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:24 PM
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Warmest February on record in Seattle.
Coldest February on record in Buffalo, NY ....average temp a bone chilling 11F
breaking old record, feb 1934 11.6F
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