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  1. 1 hour ago, Isotherm said:

     

    I'm at -4.2 for March, with a mean temp of 36.9F. For comparison, February had a mean temp of 40.7F! This month's temperatures are more akin to December.

    My maximum temperature this March has been 58F, which is lower than my max in Dec (65), Jan, (63), and Feb (78). A maximum temperature in the upper 50s is fairly cool even in mid winter, nevermind March. Really demonstrates the -NAO blocking effectiveness in precluding significant warm-ups.

    This week now looks to struggle in the 50s. I may not hit 60F this March, which must be almost record breaking.

    The other impressive thing is that we achieved these departures without any real cold to work with in Canada. Given the intensity of the pattern we just witnessed the last few weeks, I think we got off kind of easy as far as temps go.

  2. 2 hours ago, gravitylover said:

    Say hello to springtime. Yes this is today 20 minutes from my house. 

     

    I was very impressed by the amount of snow on the ground by Harriman State Park when I was up that way last week. Went there to take some pictures, but couldn't even move around the trails without being thigh deep in snow. Definitely the deepest winter I've seen in the area this late in the season.

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  3. Most of the models are kind of past their usefulness for a system like this--at least until the ccb and banding sets up. But from everything we've seen so far, this storm is probably going to be one of those deals where places like Eastern Monmouth are getting blitzed while New Brunswick is 34 and rain/white rain. Given the state of the broader global pattern right now, I'd place my bets on something interesting happening over meh, though.  

  4. 9 hours ago, NorthShoreWx said:

    Seems to happen a lot here.  I'm only a mile or two from the Sound and there's a constant roar in the treetops during these storms.  I think there's a connection. The snow growth theory may have merit as well.

    The good news is that while we may have less snow [depth] on the ground tonight, I find it lasts longer here.

    I have family that lives near the NJ coast and I always notice the same thing whenever I experience the bigger coastal storms down there. Little wind seems to reach the ground and the trees barely move, yet it sounds like a busy airport outside. Snow quality is usually in the 8-10:1 range regardless of temperature, too.

  5. 13 minutes ago, Big Jims Videos said:

    There's no way to tell. We've had 3-4 inch an hour rates in point pleasant beach since 7:30. 

     

    Yeah, I'm expecting some pretty whacky totals on the final PNS for this storm. Someone might report 25" while just a few towns over report something like 12". lol

  6. 11 hours ago, donsutherland1 said:

    At 3 pm, TEB was reporting an 82° reading. That figure is suspect, as it is notably warmer than the temperature at any other nearby location.

     

    6 hours ago, Stormlover74 said:

    I noticed that last week when they were 5 degrees higher than all other sites

    Those warm spikes tend to happen at TEB fairly often. I'm pretty sure the spikes are caused by jet exhaust since the sensor is unusually close to the runway/taxiways.

  7. 3 hours ago, nzucker said:

    Very similar winter to last year with near record warmth but slightly above average snowfall. Quite surprising that we had one event per month given how warm Jan and Feb were. My biggest storm was 9.5" on 2/9 in a month that finished +6.

    Everyone will remember the "bust" on March 13th, though, which leaves a bitter taste. What was billed as a blockbuster 20+ event ended with 7.6" in Central Park. 

    This winter was very similar to many of the analogs posted including 71-72, 73-74, 83-84, and 07-08. You have to adjust for how mild the climate is nowadays...the older analogs will never verify exactly because of the overall warmth. 

    I'd argue that the cold shots were NOT that intense. Central Park had a winter low of 14F, only 5F colder than the record high minimum of 19F set in 01-02. 2015-16 was -1F, 14-15 was 2F, and 13-14 was 4F. So we were much warmer than recent years.

    I was alluding more to the December and March cold shots.  Those were definitely fairly impressive...especially areas just outside the city. Our most favorable setups for single digit cold occurred outside of Jan-Feb, so our lowest winter min ended up on the higher side. 

  8. Quite a few of those winters had fairly impressive warm-ups, too. In a lot of ways this winter conformed to the winters on that list quite nicely--the key difference being the overpowering warmth in February.  The cold shots that made their way down were usually pretty intense, though...just not many of them.

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