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Grading Winter 2018-2019

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My first time grading. I think a D. I think a C for the winter but I then drooped it for the golfing impact.

The pluses were the early start in November, the11 inches in January, and hitting snowfall averages.

The negatives were the disappointments I felt after lurking on the board all winter such as the relatively big snowfall predictions, reading the Euro weeklies are cold the next four weeks, etc. Also because of the early winter start and the continued wetness, I probably golfed less this winter then I have in a long-time. And it continues. Last Monday, Tuesday, yesterday, today and tomorrow, it looks like I will need four layers of clothes, including thermals, to golf which makes it hard to swing a club. And adding insult to injury, my  golf trip to Palm Springs and then Vegas had two 90 minute frost delays and the shorts I packed were useless as I needed thermals and pants,

 

 

 

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Centreville VA, A-

I think grading is going to be extra location dependent this year. From DC down south I think it was a pretty great winter. Most weeks we had something to keep an eye on, plenty of little events materialized and I finished with a little above average snowfall for my area. The January event was amazing and the November storm was a suprise treat. I think we all saw early on that the weeklies and other long range guidence was going to be extra useless this year so I didn't hang my hat on any excessively snowy patterns being spit out. I know how uncommon gangbuster events are for this region so not getting one, even in a Ninõ doesn't bother me. If your up north and didn't hit Climo I see your gripe, but otherwise it really felt like a nice winter overall.  

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1 hour ago, DanTheMan said:

Centreville VA, A-

I think grading is going to be extra location dependent this year. From DC down south I think it was a pretty great winter. Most weeks we had something to keep an eye on, plenty of little events materialized and I finished with a little above average snowfall for my area. The January event was amazing and the November storm was a suprise treat. I think we all saw early on that the weeklies and other long range guidence was going to be extra useless this year so I didn't hang my hat on any excessively snowy patterns being spit out. I know how uncommon gangbuster events are for this region so not getting one, even in a Ninõ doesn't bother me. If your up north and didn't hit Climo I see your gripe, but otherwise it really felt like a nice winter overall.  

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On 3/17/2019 at 3:04 PM, AfewUniversesBelowNormal said:

The last "A" was honestly 02-03. 90s were such a better weather era. 

Some recent weenie research I did made me realize how utter crap the 90's were ('94 and '96 being outliers). At BWI, there was not a single 6"+ storm from January 1988 to March 1993 (which I believe is the longest stretch on record). There was also not a single 6"+ storm from February 1996 to January 2000 (which may be the 3rd longest stretch on record).

Honestly the 2010's have been the best decade for snow that I've personally seen (11/12 and 12/13 being outliers). Four climo+ winters IMBY in a decade? That ain't happening again in my lifetime.

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