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  1. Hmm I wonder what caused the blob? We went from atlantic and arctic blocking to pacific blocking and -EPOs.
  2. That's awesome, I love it when leaves stay on trees so they don't have to be raked
  3. What? I thought both 1976-77 and 1977-78 were weak el ninos lol. Also, there was a pool of cool water near Cali that made 2015-16 el nino pretty dry in So Cal.
  4. Chris, what do you think is causing this? Funny thing is, we had an area of cold temps in the eastern Pac off the California coast during our record el nino a couple years ago.
  5. I find the record warmth here in October highly concerning. I find our best winters occur when October is cold, and November a little milder than normal (sounds counterintuitive but works out.) I'm not sure December will be our best month, I think we might "snap back" after November's chill back to above normal. If that's the case, this might be much more of a backloaded winter than a book ended one- I think both February and March will produce our best wintry weather. It might be a situation where Dec and Jan are + temp and Feb and Mar are - temp.
  6. I saw one a few weeks ago. They're supposed to be very rare. In our area at any rate.
  7. How about snow and lightning together ;-)
  8. That's too bad, I was hoping for a record autumn. But we might get a record of a different kind, Don, if November does indeed end up that cold, we'll easily smash the record for the greatest change from the previous month, beating out what occurred between Dec 2015 to Jan 2016.
  9. They seem to do better than Westhampton on radiational cooling, but KMVY's extreme lows aren't as extreme as KFOK's for some reason. Toms River (KMJX) is the other location that does exceptionally well on nights like that.
  10. Thanks, this helps a lot! Basically what's going on is I have a list of 5 digit numeric codes and I'm trying to identify which city each one represents. 04416 was the first one in the list, so I searched for that first and it's how I found the gladstone link. Many thanks for this! It's interesting that when I append the 5 digit station codes at the end of the gladstone link, sometimes it changes the end of the link to include the four digit airport code, even for locations overseas. Very useful!
  11. I'm also noticing a resemblance to 1993-94 in these steep gradients. That year the below normal snowfall radiant was south of Philly and the above/well above normal gradient started near the mid-Jersey shore. Also a predominantly +NAO winter (it shows we can get a big snowfall season without a predominantly -NAO.) Based on your ideas, I'm thinking you believe the gradients will be further north this year.
  12. Hi all, I am looking for a master file that tells me what all the different 5-digit WMO station identifiers stand for. I keep track of the most extreme stations around the world, and most use the WMO 5 digit identification system. As an example, the WMO code for Summit Camp, Greenland is 04416 http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/04416 There are about 41,000 different station codes for locations around the world, but I haven't been able to find a master list that shows what station each number code stands for. Where can I find this list? Here is the closest I've come to it. http://www.weathergraphics.com/identifiers/ http://www.xn--nrdholmen-07a.net/sos4r/2010/04/wmo-identifiers/ http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/ois/volume-a/StationIDs_Global_1509.pdf http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/ois/volume-a/vola-home.htm None of these has the full list of station identifiers though, the closest I get is a general list of ranges for stations in each country or region. Further explanation for what I'm looking for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Location_identifier#WMO_station_identifiers WMO station identifiers[edit] The World Meteorological Organization uses a system of five-digit numeric station codes to represent synoptic weather stations. An example is 72295 for Los Angeles International Airport. The first number specifies the region: 0 to 1 for Europe, 2 to 3 for Russia, 4 for Asia, 5 for the Far East, 6 for Africa, 7 for North America, 8 for South America and Antarctica, and 9 for the Pacific. The remainder of the numbers are set at the regional and national level.
  13. That was the Kara Block going to work in January 2016 wasn't it (although that month was still above normal but nothing like what December 2015 was- plus we also had our biggest snowstorm on record in January 2016!) As the monthly average keeps ticking down, there's a good chance the Oct17/Nov17 difference will beat Dec15/Jan16 though we probably won't get the same kind of historic snowstorm that January 2016 gave us. Our average temp for November has to go down a full degree to match the temperature difference, and that is definitely doable though.
  14. Oops sorry I meant Sunday morning! I saw FOK was at 20 degrees at around 5 am.
  15. Great job, Ray, I don't like to count words ;-)