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New York's Winter Snow Totals Revised Upward for 2015 & 2016
Weather Conditions on Dates of Historical Significance in New York

First Three Months of 2015 Were Second Coldest of Past 100 Years

In the past 100 years, only 1920 had a January thru March that was colder than 2015's.  What placed 2015 this high was February's extraordinarily cold conditions (11.4 degrees below average).  However, when all years going back to 1870 are considered, 2015 falls to thirteenth coldest (but 2015 still places among the coldest 10%).  Where 2015 stands out is in its snowfall.  Among the twelve January-March periods colder than it, 2015 was the snowiest, with snowfalls in Jan-Feb-March amounting to 49.1", which was nearly ten inches more than the second highest total.

 

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COLDEST FIRST 3 MONTHS OF YEAR
           
  Mean Temperature  
  Jan Feb Mar Average* Snow
1888 23.0 29.3 30.0 27.1 36.3"
1885 29.4 22.7 30.6 27.7 23.2"
1875 23.8 25.2 34.1 27.8 34.3"
1904 25.3 25.4 36.4 29.1 25.9"
1883 25.2 30.2 32.7 29.3 29.5"
1893 23.7 29.4 35.5 29.5 39.9"
1872 28.8 29.9 30.5 29.7   9.9"
1895 29.8 24.1 35.4 30.0 22.5"
1912 23.7 28.8 37.6 30.1 20.0"
1881 24.7 28.7 36.7 30.1 22.6"
1920 23.4 28.5 39.9 30.7 38.8"
1886 26.8 27.5 37.6 30.7 19.8"
2015 29.9 23.9 38.1 30.9 49.1"
Source: NOAA, Local Climate Data  
*Weighted to reflect Feb's 28/29 days  

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William

Very interesting Rob. Have you found any solid evidence of correlation in terms of rising CO2 and other greenhouse gas levels and the rising temperature?

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