A message to Mother Nature: I think I speak for the group when I say “we give up”. We’ve had it. Whatever it takes, just bring back the warm weather! The global warming crowd is shivering in their igloos wondering where they went wrong. They should not have tempted fate by claiming to speak for you! You have reasserted your superiority over us mere mortals with a spectacular display this winter, and you have certainly got our attention! Cities are not being inundated by rising oceans due to melting polar ice caps. Despite Spring being only 18 days away, the northeast and especially New England is buried under a thick mantle of snow and ice (2′-4′ deep in many cases).
Snow Depth Reports (Click To Enlarge)
The arctic air just keeps on coming down in waves. But the sun always wins out eventually. We just hope that as the strengthening sun gradually overtakes these bitter air masses in the weeks to come, that the melting occurs gradually so as to keep flooding problems to a minimum. Here are some highlights from the Winter of 2014-15:
Snowiest Winter in Boston on record! 99.4″ during December-February and all but 0.3″ of that fell in January & February!
February was the all-time coldest month in Hartford, CT (BDL). The monthly average temperature was a scant 16.1 degrees. This was a stunning 13.6 degrees below average and eclipsed the previous coldest month of February 1934, which had an average temperature of 16.5 degrees.
This was the all-time snowiest February on record in Providence, Rhode Island. They had 31.8″ of snow, which was 23.3″ above normal!
This was the all-time snowiest winter in Worcester, Mass. They had 101.4″ of snow during December-February! It was also the all-time coldest and all-time snowiest February there, with an average temperature of 14.2 degrees and 53.4″ of snow!
What’s even more impressive about these snow totals is that hardly any fell during December. More details about the meteorological winter in review can be found here.
Water Content Of Snowpack (Click To Enlarge)
2″-7″ of new snow accumulated across much of southern New England and Long Island yesterday and last night. We should see some clearing by this afternoon, but the wind will start to pick up. Another cold night in store with a lot of single numbers and teens by sunrise Tuesday. The next system will bring some snow beginning by Tuesday evening/early Tuesday night, but a southwest flow will draw up enough milder air to change that over fairly quickly to mixed precipitation and rain during Tuesday night. Colder air will follow as we go into Wednesday night, and the question is whether or not the next area of moisture will get in here in the form of snow Wednesday night, or slide out just to our south.