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North Balti Zen

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YTD now:

3.5 BWI (2.5 on 3/14)

3.4 DCA (1.7 on 3/14)

7.3 Dulles (5.6 on 3/14)

That 3.5 for the season bumps BWI off the list for top 5 worst snowfalls seasons on record.

The 3.4 seasonal total for DCA moves them off the top 5 worst ever list.

The 7.3 for Dulles also moves them from what had been in running for their worst seasonal total ever to off the top 5 worst list.

So BWI still with a top 5 worst snowfall season, but barely.

Late season "save", I guess, although doesn't feel like it to me.

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17 minutes ago, North Balti Zen said:

YTD now:

2.9 BWI (2.2 on 3/14)

3.1 DCA (1.7 on 3/14)

7.2 Dulles (5.6 on 3/14)

That bumps BWI to 5th worst all-time seasonal snowfall after being tied for 1st worst.

The 3.1 seasonal total for DCA moves them off the top 5 worst ever list.

The 7.2 for Dulles also moves them from what had been in running for their worst seasonal total ever to off the top 5 worst list.

So BWI still with a top 5 worst snowfall season, but barely.

Late season "save", I guess, although doesn't feel like it to me.

I'm seeing 3.4 for DCA, 3.2 for BWI and 7.3 for IAD. 

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As the rain falls on this February evening it seemed like the right time to bump this.  Here is the mountain to climb to avoid one of the worst snowfall seasons ever in my area (currently 3rd lowest since 1925)

#80: 1987-88  9.9"

#81: 1991-92  9.5"

#82: 1975-76  9.4"

#83: 2011-12  8.4"

#84: 1994-95  8.0

#85: 1949-50  8.0

#86: 1937-38  7.7"

#87: 2017-18: 7.3"

#88: 1954-55  6.7"

#89: 1930-31  5.7"

#90: 2008-09  5.1"

#91: 2001-02  4.9"

#92: 1972-73  3.0"

#93: 1931-32  1.4"

Edited through 2/17

 

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1 hour ago, WVclimo said:

As the rain falls on this February evening it seemed like the right time to bump this.  Here is the mountain to climb to avoid one of the worst snowfall seasons ever in my area (currently 3rd lowest since 1925)

#80: 1987-88  9.9"

#81: 1991-92  9.5"

#82: 1975-76  9.4"

#83: 2011-12  8.4"

#84: 1994-95  8.0

#85: 1949-50  8.0

#86: 1937-38  7.7"

#87: 1954-55  6.7"

#88: 1930-31  5.7"

#89: 2008-09  5.1"

#90: 2001-02  4.9"

#91: 2017-18: 3.4"

#92: 1972-73  3.0"

#93: 1931-32  1.4"

 

Congrats, you have almost caught up to the FL panhandle, and have 200% of my seasonal total.

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Average snowfall is 50-65%. We've had arctic blocking all winter. +PNA persistent through the Winter is our best pattern but everything in the northern hemisphere is +500mb. It's moved north 50-150 miles pretty quickly. Snowfall on the ground days is even lower. (I wrote NOAA a letter about this and all I got in response was a system-update on their end). 

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18 hours ago, AfewUniversesBelowNormal said:

Average snowfall is 50-65%. We've had arctic blocking all winter. +PNA persistent through the Winter is our best pattern but everything in the northern hemisphere is +500mb. It's moved north 50-150 miles pretty quickly. Snowfall on the ground days is even lower. (I wrote NOAA a letter about this and all I got in response was a system-update on their end). 

Your posts always sound like you are drunk.  Don’t drink and post.

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As crappy as this year has been, AGAIN, it won't be top 5 worst at DCA or BWI - but if things stop now, Dulles would be a top five worst for that location.

 

I am still salty that the mid-March slop from last year knocked all three airports from the top 5 worst list for last years abomination of a winter.

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On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 9:26 PM, Cobalt said:

Updates on futility?

I edited my original post, but through Saturday's event there are now 6 winters in the past 93 years in this area with a lower total than what I have measured this season.  Still a pretty rough year, but hoping for at least one more snowfall in March.

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On 2/19/2018 at 11:48 AM, WVclimo said:

I edited my original post, but through Saturday's event there are now 6 winters in the past 93 years in this area with a lower total than what I have measured this season.  Still a pretty rough year, but hoping for at least one more snowfall in March.

Well.. you got it!

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5 hours ago, Cobalt said:

Well.. you got it!

Sure did !  :beer:

As your Boom thread notes, its been a great stretch for March snows.  Hopefully next year will bring a better distribution of snow throughout the winter season.

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