New storm for Northeast a return to old winter ways

As another winter storm approaches the Northeast, Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says while the winter has been tough on some areas, for the vast majority it has not been record-breaking.

Spaccio says:

“Continuing the trend of an active winter season, another winter storm is heading up the coast toward the Northeast. The National Weather Service has Winter Storm Warnings for Georgia through Vermont. Snowfall forecasts range from over a foot of snow near the center of the storm’s path to nothing farther inland.

“This winter seems especially cold and snowy – but how bad has it been?

“In part, it depends on where you are. Some areas have continued to be in the path of these storms, other have been inundated with lake effect snow, and others actually haven’t seen that much snow. The temperatures have been colder than normal for most areas, but not record-breaking.”

Snowfall rates for Dec. 1 – Feb. 11

 

Area

Snowfall

Historic rank

(most snow)

Bridgeport, Conn.

39.8

7

Hartford, Conn.

36.2

23

Washington, D.C.

8.2

70

Wilmington, Del.

32.4

6

Caribou, Maine

67.7

18

Portland, Maine

57.5

21

Boston, Mass.

46.2

13

Worcester, Mass.

54.5

13

Baltimore, Md.

13.3

46

Concord, N.H.

43.6

28

Atlantic City, N.J.

23.6

11

Newark, N.J.

43.7

7

Binghamton, N.Y.

63.5

11

Albany, NY

45.9

23

Buffalo, N.Y.

84.7

9

Central Park, N.Y.

41.5

7

Islip, N.Y.

43.5

2

Kennedy Airport, N.Y.

34.1

6

LaGuardia Airport, N.Y.

36.5

5

Rochester, N.Y.

59.8

36

Syracuse, N.Y.

71.4

26

Allentown, Pa.

43.7

5

Erie, Pa.

92.9

4

Harrisburg, Pa.

29.2

22

Philadelphia, Pa.

43.3

4

Pittsburgh, Pa.

40.2

9

Scranton, Pa.

34.9

16

Williamsport, Pa.

32.2

20

Providence, R.I.

30.8

24

Dulles Airport, Va.

16.9

14

Burlington, Vt.

40.1

49

Beckley, W.Va.

30.7

35

Charleston, W.Va.

23.7

21

Elkins, W.Va.

35.6

37

Huntington, W.Va.

18.8

23

 

Temperature statistics for Dec. 1 – Feb. 11, 2014

 

Area

Average Temperature

Historic rank (coldest)

Bridgeport, Conn.

30.5

20

Hartford, Conn.

26.9

38

Washington, D.C.

37.1

86

Wilmington, Del.

32.1

30

Caribou, Maine

12.0

29

Portland, Maine

22.6

43

Boston, Mass.

30.1

63

Worcester, Mass.

24.4

33

Baltimore, Md.

33.2

38

Concord, N.H.

21.1

31

Atlantic City, N.J.

33.1

46

Newark, N.J.

31.5

26

Albany, N.Y.

23.1

43

Binghamton, N.Y.

21.7

19

Buffalo, N.Y.

22.9

22

Central Park, N.Y.

33.1

62

Islip, N.Y.

31.8

11

Kennedy Airport, N.Y.

32.8

22

LaGuardia Airport, N.Y.

32.9

25

Rochester, NY

23.6

32

Syracuse, N.Y.

23.2

27

Allentown, Pa.

26.6

17

Erie, Pa.

24.9

24

Harrisburg, Pa.

28.2

22

Philadelphia, Pa.

33.0

47

Pittsburgh, Pa.

27.3

26

Scranton, Pa.

25.4

23

Williamsport, Pa.

24.9

19

Providence, R.I.

29.7

44

Dulles Airport, Va.

32.8

20

Burlington, Vt.

20.5

69

Beckley, W.Va.

30.8

31

Charleston, W.Va.

33.0

21

Elkins, W.Va.

29.0

35

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