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Old 02-28-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Warmest February on record in Seattle.
January was 9th warmest
December was 4th warmest

I remember those days. No thanks. Had 20 months in a row above normal. Time to make up for lost time. Lol

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Coldest February on record in Buffalo, NY ....average temp a bone chilling 11F
breaking old record, feb 1934 11.6F
Awesome opposites. Could of used Caribou actually. Coldest Feb in Caribou 2.6°F beating Feb 1993 4.1°

Buffalo 3rd snowiest Feb on record too with 46.2"
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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Coldest February on record in Buffalo, NY ....average temp a bone chilling 11F
breaking old record, feb 1934 11.6F
Coldest month on record there as well as Rochester NY, too. Pittsburgh missed the mark for coldest February and will come in at 18.4F, including today's numbers. Record-coldest February at all but one (Akron/Canton OH) of NWS Cleveland's main climate sites (Erie PA, Cleveland, Youngstown OH, Mansfield OH, and Toledo OH), but still far off the Jan 1977 benchmark.
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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
Fourteen at Bridgeport?!? Good heavens! Including today, Pittsburgh has 16 days with < 10F lows; ties 1875 and 1979 for the February record count, and more than Jan 2014. Only Jan 1940 (2nd-coldest of any month) and Jan 1977 have had more. This is a nice change from the count of 0 during Feb 2012, my freshman year (each successive winter has on balance been colder)

Regarding the ice, ice on even the Chesapeake has surpassed Jan 1994 levels according to local Coast Guard icebreaker members, and should in modern times be only exceeded by Jan 1977. http://www.abc2news.com/lifestyle/ch...istoric-levels

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Old 02-28-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Fourteen at Bridgeport?
Twelve times here at Islip (ISP). Most ever for a single month, though still pretty close to the 10 times in January 2005.

Westhampton (FOK) was really impressive. It went below 10F on 21 days this month, and hit 0F or lower on 11 days this month. It even hit -12F on the 21st. The average low there was 6F. This is coastal Long Island, for pete's sake!
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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In April 1987, A lot of communities in Alabama recorded measurable snowfall, the latest on record. Birmingham got 6 inches, but later in the month it hit 92F which is the hottest April temp on record for there. Where I live we saw both our coldest (30F) and hottest (93F) April temperatures on record that month. Here is an article about the April snow:

Story of an Illegal Snowstorm : The Alabama Weather Blog
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Twelve times here at Islip (ISP). Most ever for a single month, though still pretty close to the 10 times in January 2005.

Westhampton (FOK) was really impressive. It went below 10F on 21 days this month, and hit 0F or lower on 11 days this month. It even hit -12F on the 21st. The average low there was 6F. This is coastal Long Island, for pete's sake!
There has to be something wrong with those numbers. -12 on the southern coast of eastern long island? That's similar to the coldest in Poughkeepsie...

Here in Westchester we went below 0 only twice the entire month. I doubt Westhampton has been below 0.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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There has to be something wrong with those numbers. -12 on the southern coast of eastern long island? That's similar to the coldest in Poughkeepsie...

Here in Westchester we went below 0 only twice the entire month. I doubt Westhampton has been below 0.
I'm far from the "expert" on this, but from what Shalop has said, soil content (sandy, I suppose) and distance from UHI work together to be highly conducive to extreme radiative cooling.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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My town has the highest diurnal range (11.9C) for the rainfall (1470 mm) that I can find anywhere. Might be higher somewhere, but I can't find it.

Might also be the place where snow falls are close (within 5 km every year), but is the rarest (once every 35-40 years).
Queenstown, Tasmania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This place is a good contender.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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A good ratio, but it's quite a way inland and and has a bit of altitude. I'm looking for somewhere at sea level and by the sea, like my location. My area has has locations with rainfall up to 3600mm at the same diurnal range as I get here, but those places are up in the hills a bit
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Interesting look...

3rd February in a row with a colder temp then previous & it was a doosy free fall one. Never been one colder in any month.

Northern CT on left, Coastal CT on right.

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Old 03-01-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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There has to be something wrong with those numbers. -12 on the southern coast of eastern long island? That's similar to the coldest in Poughkeepsie...

Here in Westchester we went below 0 only twice the entire month. I doubt Westhampton has been below 0.
The numbers are legitimate.

I would have reason to doubt them if Westhampton was the only station on Long Island that was consistently recording subzero readings this month, but there are many other CO-OP stations and smaller airports in that general area which also went well below zero a few times this month. These include Bridgehampton Co-op, Shirley Airport, Upton Co-op, Baiting Hollow, etc.

Here's the Nowdata page if you want to examine that area yourself: National Weather Service Climate

Under locations, click "view map," and then choose "Show more stations." Basically choose any station in eastern-central Long Island and you will see subzero numbers. The entire area is boss at radiative cooling on clear, calm nights.
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