LibertyBell Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 54 minutes ago, Roger Smith said: March has been the coldest month of three winters, or perhaps more precisely stated, colder than all three winter months, in 1879-80, 1889-90 and 1959-60. To answer your question about a similar range of winter month temps and March, 2016-2017 had means of 38.3 in Dec, 38.0 in Jan, 41.6 in Feb and 39.2 in March. That is the narrowest range I could find in the data set in recent winters (for all four months) and it was second all-time; the all-time narrowest range was in 1871-72 (29.2, 28.8, 29.9, 30.5). However, 1868-69 might have been narrower, we don't have December 1868 but at other locations in eastern North America it was relatively cold, and the means for Jan to Mar were 35.1, 34.5, and 34.8. that three month period in 1869 might be unmatched-- it's within a degree across 3 months lol 1871-72 is only off by 0.1 from it but 1871-72 is even more remarkable for having three months in a row average in the 20s and 4 months in a row well below freezing! 1871-1872 was probably a big snowfall and snowcover winter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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