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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DEC-MAR Summary


 
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
 December 
 
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
January
 
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
 
February
  
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
 
March 
 
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

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