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  1. Andrew Maddis

    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    Great Post Tom and what is amazing is the fact that NYC had 2 separate arctic outbreaks where the temp dropped below 5 degrees and yet they sit under 10 inches of snow. I cannot find a winter that did this. I have never seen so many opportunities to get snow end up with nothing. 2 winters ago though we had 3 snowstorms a day after temps were in the 60s. Last March was simply incredible and I received 17 inches of snow on MARCH 21-22 2018 AND 5 inches on APRIL 2 2018. Many times this decade we got lucky. Our luck ran out on us this winter in a big way. What is ironic is I wish this had been a blowtorch warm winter. If its not going to snow, it might as well be warm.
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    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    This winter the cold really has been uncomfortable for me. When there is snow on the ground, it doesn't seem as cold but cold without the snow is just awful, my hands get painful very quickly and the cold goes right through me. I did turn 52 back in October and I lost 60 lbs and cut out sugar completely from my diet. The cold never bothered me at all before this winter. Now I understand why people retire to warmer climates. Then again, maybe its because the cold was never really steady. Steady cold winters with few warmups don't feel as bad because the body adjusts to the cold but when you have the up and down temps, it feels colder. Am I the only one or do others feel this as well?
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    Snow/Sleet/ZR/Kitchen Sink 2/10-2/12 Event

    33andrain here.
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    Snow/Sleet/ZR/Kitchen Sink 2/10-2/12 Event

    Its 28 degrees here but I am not shocked. A East wind with cold high pressure has less effect in FEB/MAR than it would in NOV/DEC. Colder SSTs do play a role.
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    Snow/Sleet/ZR/Kitchen Sink 2/10-2/12 Event

    Changed to sleet 20 minutes ago by me.
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    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    DEC 1989 was similar but it was only that one month and as bad as JAN /FEB 1990 were which is still the warmest JAN/FEB Couplet on record, where I used to live in Queens NY, I still managed to get 5 inches of snow in JAN 1990 and 3 inches in FEB 1990. Thanksgiving Day 1989 was still the biggest snowfall of the winter. The 1979-80 winter had cold periods but was bone dry...the driest winter in my lifetime.
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    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    The trend continues for NYC where a NINA winter in which NYC is average to above average in snowfall is followed by a significant dropoff in snowfall the following winter. We have had a fantastic decade though, it snowed when it really shouldn't have, we threaded the needle so many times. Now we cannot even buy a flake. I am stunned that we had 2 separate outbreaks of temps below 5 degrees and here we are with nothing to show for it. This IS though a Historic Winter, just not in the way we like, but it is still historic. The winter of 2018-19 will become the most studied winter on record.
  8. Take away the NOV snowstorm and this winter is a colder version of 1991-92 where we couldn't get any significant snow until we got 2 storms on March 19 and March 22nd of that year. That winter to had predictions of large snow totals and it was an el nino winter. The NAO stayed positive and the NINO didn't develop as it was supposed to. The cold was from Mid JAN to Mid FEB and then March 1992 was cold.
  9. Andrew Maddis

    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    Actually last Monday was much worse. The winds were 40-50 MPH and the wind chills were in the mid -20s I believe. That was one of the coldest real feel days I have ever experienced.
  10. Andrew Maddis

    Rant N' Rave (Banter) Thread

    Maybe it’s because I am 52 or because I lost a lot of weight but this winter I feel the cold like I never have before and it sucks. The cold goes right through me and It stings my extremities something awful.
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    [Eastern US] Jan. 2019 Pattern & Forecast Disc. #2

    This is why you continue to elevate to a level few will ever reach John. Your analysis and reasoning are Excellent and the confidence you have is definitely reassuring.
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    [Eastern US] Jan. 2019 Pattern & Forecast Disc. #2

    Central and Eastern Canada will build their snowpack over the next couple of weeks which is good for keeping Canada cold, which in turn is Great for us for Late Feb and March snowfall potential. As long as Canada stays cold, that is what counts. I honestly could give 2 craps about good blocking.....if there is no snowpack in Canada and you get stale air, you end up with crap. The March 13 2010 storm would have been the "Blizzard of 1888 2.0" if there was cold in Canada, which there wasn't. We got blocking, but a massive rain and windstorm instead. Canada will stay cold and snow-covered through the coming weeks...THATS what I like to see.
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    [Eastern US] Jan. 2019 Pattern & Forecast Disc. #2

    FEB 2017 anf FEB 2018 are the 2 warmest on record. March 2017 not only had the big snow and sleet storm but it also had the coldest March week in over 100 years. Last March was just epic and historic.
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    [Eastern US] 1/29 - 1/30 Snow Event + Squall Line

    I missed the whole show by mere minutes. My D train I operated from Coney Island to the Bronx went under the portal by 36th street in Brooklyn just as the first flakes fell and by the time I came above ground on the Manhattan Bridge, it was over. Oh well, glad everyone enjoyed it and seeing the pictures and hearing what others saw is good enough for me.