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Old 03-01-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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NWS Memphis posted this on Facebook: The latest stats are in! Memphis averaged 36.2F in February...ranking it the 8th coldest February on record since 1875. More amazing...Memphis averaged 30.3F for the last half of February. This was the coldest last two weeks of February ever recorded...beating the previous record by 5 degrees!!

And out of that, 2.3" of "snow" was managed (a good bit of it's actually sleet). It doesn't get much worse than that. I had more imby though.

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Old 03-01-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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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.
Wow! I just looked into that and I never knew that happened on LI. Last night I checked the temperature of Westhampton and it was similar to central NY. Is this area that much colder every winter? I always thought of eastern LI of being very mild. How large is the area with this microclimate?
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Is this area that much colder every winter? I always thought of eastern LI of being very mild. How large is the area with this microclimate?
The microclimate exists in most of Eastern-Central Suffolk County; basically everything east of William Floyd Pkwy but excluding the very coastal areas like Montauk, Orient, or the very "thin" parts of the twin forks.

Westhampton is the center of it, as it is the only place I know of that has recorded temps below -10F in recent years. In fact it hit -15F in 2009, which I thought was just insane at the time. It is also the only location on Long Island that consistently records temps below 0F at least once or twice every year.

Generally the nighttime temps in that area are approximately 6-7F colder than NYC on average, though this year was more extreme (Westhampton hit 0F almost 15 times this year, and the avg low in Feb was some 10F colder than NYC).

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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It's official. This year has the longest stretch of a 10" or more snowpack on the ground at the coast (BDR). It's been SO RARE here to see this snowpack lasting on the ground and now into March to boot. Wow. 17.5" here.

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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On top of every other crazy cold & snow stat lately, how about this one?

New record at the coast here for snow on ground in March And more coming? This snowpack is just so weird seeing.

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Old 03-04-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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^ That's the complete opposite of here. Here is a graph of Grouse Mountain (4000 ft tall mountain outside of Vancouver. Let's just say that they didn't have much of a ski season this year. The lowest snowpack on record for March 1 was 39 cm of snow, or 143 mm of snow-water equivalent. This year? A big fat ZERO! Even the April 1st snow pack has never been zero!


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Old 03-04-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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^ That's the complete opposite of here. Here is a graph of Grouse Mountain (4000 ft tall mountain outside of Vancouver. Let's just say that they didn't have much of a ski season this year. The lowest snowpack on record for March 1 was 39 cm of snow, or 143 mm of snow-water equivalent. This year? A big fat ZERO! Even the April 1st snow pack has never been zero!


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The chart explains a lot how warm the West Coast experienced this winter. Very impressive that they never recorded zero accumulation before.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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The chart explains a lot how warm the West Coast experienced this winter. Very impressive that they never recorded zero accumulation before.
It is common to have little or no snow on the ground at sea level, but Grouse Mountain is at 3700 feet elevation. It's doubly amazing because winter was wetter than average.
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Unless I'm mixing up, I remember seeing snow on the north shore mountains near Vancouver in late July. was there 2011
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