4-1 Summarizing the winter - it was cold! Nearly 5 below normal. Below is the climate data map from
Accupro, for DEC-MAR. 6 days reached 0 or below. 10 was the lowest high. We have not broken 60 degrees in 2014, but reached 58 in January, and 59 in March. This is unusual, but 2013 had a similar lack of warmth.
We also ended up with about 75% of the precip we normally do, with Feb being slightly over 100%. March was very dry, until the last three days when half the months rain fell. The airport recorded only
a trace of snow for March. The 62" of snow recorded at the airport is half the record amount, but 50%
greater than average.
These stats, particularly the cold, are remarkable since the teleconnections did not cooperate, or add up to this pattern. Nothing terribly cold on the AO, almost entirely positive NAO, and a PNA that split its time. EPO also was nothing steady
|Temp departures Dec-Mar|
TOTALS FOR DXR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 68 TOTAL PRECIP 3.03 LOWEST TEMPERATURE 3 TOTAL SNOWFALL 13.2 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 31.6 NORMAL PRECIP 4.16 DEPARTURE FROM NORM -0.6 % OF NORMAL PRECIP 73 HEATING DEGREE DAYS 1026 NORMAL DEGREE DAYS 1015
TOTALS FOR DXR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 58 TOTAL PRECIP 2.47 LOWEST TEMPERATURE -7 TOTAL SNOWFALL 14.4 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.0 NORMAL PRECIP 3.76 DEPARTURE FROM NORM -4.4 % OF NORMAL PRECIP 66 HEATING DEGREE DAYS 1295 NORMAL DEGREE DAYS 1167
TOTALS FOR DXR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 50 TOTAL PRECIP 3.25 LOWEST TEMPERATURE -5 TOTAL SNOWFALL 34.8 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.7 NORMAL PRECIP 3.18 DEPARTURE FROM NORM -7.0 % OF NORMAL PRECIP 102 HEATING DEGREE DAYS 1148 NORMAL DEGREE DAYS 961
TOTALS FOR DXR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 59 TOTAL PRECIP 3.12 LOWEST TEMPERATURE 2 TOTAL SNOWFALL trace AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 31.0 NORMAL PRECIP 4.43 DEPARTURE FROM NORM -7.6 % OF NORMAL PRECIP 70 HEATING DEGREE DAYS 1047 NORMAL DEGREE DAYS 818