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Winter 2016-17 Analysis

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#1
snow_wizard

Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:54 PM

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No doubt the winter we just experienced was the most solid from the perspective of persistent / recurring cold the NW has experienced in a good many years.  Very possibly the best in that regard since 1992-93 and maybe further back than that for many locations.  A stubborn positive height anomaly centered at 50N 165W was responsible for the persistent cold and was in fact quite different than the mean anomaly that effected winters like 2008-09 and 1992-93.  The block had much more of an ":old time" look t it.  Might this be the beginning of a better regime for us?  Only time will tell.

 

Here is the three month 500mb anomaly composite for Dec - Feb.  Very impressive for a 3 month mean.

 

 

 

 

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Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2017-18 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0

Coldest Low = 32

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs Below 40 = 0

 

 


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BLI snowman

Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Nice to see the cool West/warm East profile return.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

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The winter temperature anomaly was subtle in SoCal due to clouds. Winter mean [58.4°] was below normal [60.1°] at my location but this is only 23 years of data. Generally, the warmer nights negated the cool cloudy days for near normal means. Heating degree days are fairly high [608 since 7/1/16].


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snow_wizard

Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:14 PM

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The Puget Sound Lowlands ranked number 17 since 1895 for temperature average for Dec - Jan with an average of 35.8. Pretty darn respectable and coldest of the century so far.

Death To Warm Anomalies!

 

Winter 2017-18 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 0.0

Coldest Low = 32

Lows 32 or below = 1

Highs 32 or below = 0

Lows Below 20 = 0

Highs Below 40 = 0