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  1. I wonder if areas near the coast will need to get back to a strong cutter pattern in early February to have a shot at its next 10” or greater snowstorm. The NYC 10.5 “ in mid-December was in a sea of strong cutters from late November through Christmas. The strong cutter storm track shut off after December 25th. Since then, it’s been weaker systems tracking across and stronger systems getting suppressed. This may be related to strong cutters causing weave breaks and eventually shaking up the pattern.
  2. Yeah, northerly flow may be the best chance for NYC to drop to 15° or lower with one of the afternoons below 32°.
  3. It does look like we could see our coldest temperatures of the winter next weekend. The models actually have the TPV diving south toward Eastern New England. So this could be a legit Arctic outbreak.
  4. There is a limit on how far north this one can come. The ridge is too far to the east in the Plains. We also have a strong -AO and 50/50 low with and TPV pressing south from Hudson Bay. The due east motion off the coast would also tend to limit the deeper moisture from getting up here.
  5. The GFS usually isn’t correct when it’s further north than the Euro, CMC, and UKMET 120 hrs out. The red flag is that the GFS usually has a suppression bias with our biggest coastal storms. So when it’s an amped outlier, it usually corrects to the other models as we get closer to the event.
  6. Yeah, record south based blocking and warmth will do that. Pretty impressive how the blocking has gotten stuck east of New England and the Canadian Maritimes since the summer. Those record warm SSTs east of the Maritimes and New England have been pretty extreme.
  7. NYC having a better snowfall departure than CAR and BOS through January 22nd highlights the challenges of seasonal forecasting with many competing influences. CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK, NY 433 PM EST FRI JAN 22 2021 ................................... ...THE CENTRAL PARK NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 22 2021... VALID TODAY AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME. CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1869 TO 2021 WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR NORMAL ................................................................... SNOWFALL (IN) TODAY 0.0 8.5 2005 0.2 -0.2 0.0 MONTH TO DATE T 4.8 -4.8 2.3 SINCE DEC 1 10.5 9.6 0.9 4.8 SINCE JUL 1 10.5 9.9 0.6 4.8 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA 431 PM EST FRI JAN 22 2021 ................................... ...THE BOSTON MA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 22 2021... VALID TODAY AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME. CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2021 WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR NORMAL ................................................................... SNOWFALL (IN) TODAY 0.0 9.1 2005 0.4 -0.4 0.0 MONTH TO DATE 0.3 9.4 -9.1 3.1 SINCE DEC 1 13.3 18.4 -5.1 14.6 SINCE JUL 1 17.6 19.7 -2.1 14.6 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 431 PM EST FRI JAN 22 2021 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 22 2021... VALID TODAY AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME. CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1939 TO 2021 WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR NORMAL ................................................................... SNOWFALL (IN) TODAY 0.4 5.3 1981 0.9 -0.5 T MONTH TO DATE 7.8 17.9 -10.1 29.8 SINCE DEC 1 34.1 40.8 -6.7 47.7 SINCE JUL 1 42.2 53.0 -10.8 70.7
  8. No surprise that the models are struggling to get the snow into New England. There will be subzero dewpoints this weekend and a strong 50/50 low. The vort/UL getting squeezed under the 50/50 low and extreme -AO -PNA isn’t helping matters. KBDL GFS MOS GUIDANCE 1/22/2021 1200 UTC DT /JAN 22/JAN 23 /JAN 24 /JAN 25 HR 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 06 12 N/X 18 28 8 32 10 TMP 44 42 35 30 26 22 20 24 26 24 19 16 14 12 12 21 30 30 23 16 14 DPT 23 20 17 15 12 9 5 2 -1 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -2 1 1 1
  9. 14 out of 17 winter months warmer than average is pretty extreme. We knew something was up when December 2015 went +13.3. It appears to have been a climate shift to warmer winters. NYC Dec 15....+13.3 Jan 16....+1.9 Feb 16....+2.4 Dec 16....+0.8 Jan 17....+5.4 Feb 17....+6.3 Dec 17....-2.5 Jan 18.....-0.8 Feb 18....+6.7 Dec 18....+2.6 Jan 19....-0.1 Feb 19....+0.9 Dec 19....+0.8 Jan 20....+6.5 Feb 20....+4.8 Dec 20.....+1.7 Jan 21.....+5.2....so far
  10. My guess is the NAM will be the tiebreaker vote between the Euro and CMC. The Euro has a stronger 50/50 low and drier air in New England. While the CMC is weaker with the 50/50 and less dry air in New England. The NAM usually does really well with these features once within its best 24-48 hr range.
  11. Finally, temperatures are just slightly below normal. But nothing outrageously cold for this time of year.
  12. We may have to wait and see which model is correct with the weekend dewpoints. The CMC isn’t as dry over New England on Sunday. So it doesn’t have any problem getting the heavier snows into New England. The NAM 24-48 hr range usually is really good at seeing snowfall cutoffs with dry air.
  13. Areas NE of NYC will have to watch the dewpoints this weekend. The Euro was really struggling to get the snow into New England next week with so much dry air being modeled. We usually need to get to within the NAMs best 24-48 hr range to know exactly where the cutoff in snowfall will set up.
  14. Something really flipped after the super El Niño. We did get that impressive cold stretch from late December 2017 into early January 2018. But the record warmth that followed with the 80° in February boosted the winter temperature departure to above average.
  15. I wonder what would have to happen for us to get extended cold like we saw in 13-14 and 14-15 again?
  16. We know that this isn’t the heat island since the warm minimums are uniform across the whole region. All our stations are in the top 3 or 4 for warmest minimums through January 21st. Even places like BTV still haven’t dropped below 0°. Same lack of cold across urban, suburban, and rural stations. Time Series Summary for WESTCHESTER CO AP, NY Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Rank Ending Date Lowest Min Temperature Oct 1 to Jan 21 Missing Count 1 2007-01-21 16 0 - 2002-01-21 16 0 2 1950-01-21 15 52 3 2013-01-21 14 1 4 2021-01-21 13 1 - 2020-01-21 13 2 - 1995-01-21 13 34 Time Series Summary for IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL AIRPORT, CT Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Rank Ending Date Lowest Min Temperature Oct 1 to Jan 21 Missing Count 1 2002-01-21 18 0 2 2021-01-21 17 1 3 2020-01-21 15 0 - 2013-01-21 15 0 - 2007-01-21 15 0 - 1995-01-21 15 0 - 1993-01-21 15 0 - 1991-01-21 15 0 - 1987-01-21 15 0 - 1975-01-21 15 0 Time Series Summary for NY CITY CENTRAL PARK, NY Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Rank Ending Date Lowest Min Temperature Oct 1 to Jan 21 Missing Count 1 2013-01-21 22 0 2 2021-01-21 20 1 - 2002-01-21 20 0 - 1932-01-21 20 0 3 1987-01-21 19 0 - 1980-01-21 19 0 - 1908-01-21 19 0 Time Series Summary for ISLIP-LI MACARTHUR AP, NY Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Rank Ending Date Lowest Min Temperature Oct 1 to Jan 21 Missing Count 1 2013-01-21 20 0 2 2021-01-21 17 1 2020-01-21 17 0 - 2007-01-21 17 0 3 1995-01-21 16 0 Time Series Summary for Burlington Area, VT (ThreadEx) Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Rank Ending Date Lowest Min Temperature Oct 1 to Jan 21 Missing Count 1 2016-01-21 2 0 - 2002-01-21 2 0 2 2021-01-21 1 1 - 1932-01-21 1 0
  17. NYC has a shot at its 3rd latest first low under 20° this weekend. The average first date since 2000 was 12-24. Just goes to show the lack of cold this winter so far. KNYC GFSX MOS GUIDANCE 1/21/2021 0000 UTC FHR 24| 36 48| 60 72| 84 96|108 120|132 144|156 168|180 192 THU 21| FRI 22| SAT 23| SUN 24| MON 25| TUE 26| WED 27| THU 28 CLIMO X/N 44| 35 45| 25 34| 19 37| 24 40| 26 38| 28 39| 26 36 24 38 Frost/Freeze Summary for NY CITY CENTRAL PARK, NY Each section contains date and year of occurrence, value on that date. Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Year Last Value First Value Season Length 1931 02-15 (1931) 16 02-16 (1932) 18 365 2001 02-22 (2001) 17 02-05 (2002) 19 347 2012 01-22 (2012) 18 01-22 (2013) 13 365 1974 02-15 (1974) 18 01-15 (1975) 17 333 1981 03-18 (1981) 17 01-09 (1982) 17 296
  18. Yeah, light accumulations often go in as a T like we saw on 4-16-14. https://nypost.com/2014/04/16/mid-april-snow-falls-across-new-york-city/
  19. A continuation of the summer pattern of recent years when the most impressive warm departures at times went north of us.
  20. Getting 40dbz now on RadarScope. Combo of the heavier rates and giant wet snowflakes.
  21. Getting a moderate to nearly heavy burst now in SW Suffolk. Snow sticking to the pavement and 34°. Large 1 inch diameter snowflakes.
  22. Snowfall approaching moderate here in SW Suffolk with a dusting on colder surfaces and 34°.
  23. Large 1 inch diameter snowflakes here in SW Suffolk and a light dusting in the colder surfaces.
  24. It’s ridiculous how warm the minimums have been in Northern New England this month. Caribou is +17 on the minimums and +8.1 on the maximums. This gives a +13.1 average departure. Climatological Data for Caribou Area, ME (ThreadEx) - January 2021 Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending. Date Max Temperature Min Temperature Avg Temperature Avg Temperature Departure HDD CDD Precipitation Snowfall Snow Depth Sum 521 328 - - 740 0 0.97 7.3 - Average 28.9 18.2 23.6 13.1 - - - - 6.7 Normal 19.8 1.2 10.5 - 981 0 1.59 14.6 - 2021-01-01 23 8 15.5 3.3 49 0 0.00 0.0 5 2021-01-02 22 12 17.0 5.0 48 0 0.33 4.0 5 2021-01-03 25 7 16.0 4.3 49 0 0.00 0.0 9 2021-01-04 26 21 23.5 12.1 41 0 0.00 0.0 9 2021-01-05 29 22 25.5 14.3 39 0 T T 8 2021-01-06 30 19 24.5 13.5 40 0 0.04 0.3 7 2021-01-07 29 21 25.0 14.2 40 0 0.00 0.0 7 2021-01-08 24 21 22.5 11.9 42 0 0.02 0.2 6 2021-01-09 31 20 25.5 15.1 39 0 T T 6 2021-01-10 28 7 17.5 7.3 47 0 0.00 0.0 6 2021-01-11 27 7 17.0 6.9 48 0 T T 6 2021-01-12 32 23 27.5 17.6 37 0 0.04 0.6 6 2021-01-13 32 24 28.0 18.2 37 0 T 0.1 7 2021-01-14 33 26 29.5 19.8 35 0 T T 7 2021-01-15 34 26 30.0 20.4 35 0 T T 6 2021-01-16 33 21 27.0 17.5 38 0 0.38 0.6 6 2021-01-17 33 30 31.5 22.0 33 0 0.15 1.3 7 2021-01-18 30 13 21.5 12.1 43 0 0.01 0.2 8 2021-01-19 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-20 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-21 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-22 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-23 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-24 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-25 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-26 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-27 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-28 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-29 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-30 M M M M M M M M M 2021-01-31 M M M M M M M M