My 2013-2014 Quick Winter Recap

By: Doppler22 , 9:58 PM GMT on May 04, 2014

Share this Blog
2
+

A bit late on this but I have been quite busy with some things. This past Winter was very exciting and to a certain extent, tiring. Many people here in York, Pennsylvania were quite over with Winter by February. Here is just a quick recap of Winter in my area:::::::


Total Accumulation: About 72"
Snowiest Month: February (33")
Estimated Days with snowfall: Around 30
Strongest Storm: Winter Storm Pax, 21" (February 13th)


Winter started off somewhat early with our first trace of snowfall occurring November 27th. Afterwards we had a short break but started December with a decent 6" snowfall. The rest of December we got around 10" of snow including a trace of snow Christmas Eve. We rang in 2014 with another 6" snowstorm on January 2nd/3rd. By now people were starting to complain. Also I should mention, during January there were several cold outbreaks that sent us way below average. The lowest temperature at my house was around -20 with a windchill of -29. There were several times the windchill dipped below -10. We had another break for the "January Thaw" which seems to happen every year but then 'Winter Storm Janus' kicked us back into Winter with 10" of snow January 21st. The rest of the month was rather uneventful. February was predicted to be the snowiest month, with good reason. Many times February is the snowiest month of the year. Just like January, February started with a bang on Feb 3rd with 9" of snow from 'Winter Storm Maximus'. Then, February really threw us for a loop. On the 5th, 'Winter Storm Nika' gave my area up to a half inch of ice. Schools were closed for 2 days and power was out in many places for days. Some people even lost power for more then a week. That storm was also deadly for trees. Tons of trees were down everywhere including 4 large trees right around my house. The sound of the trees coming down left and right was quite nerve racking. My house did not receive any damage but some friends of mine had trees down on their houses. The 13th, we got slammed again by 'Winter Storm Pax'. I received around 21" of snow and areas around me may have locally gotten more then two feet of snow. This storm reminded many of the 2010 Winter Storms which slammed the area and got nicknames like 'Snowmageddon' or 'snowpacolypse'. The rest of the month, thankfully, we had a break form heavy snowfall but the cold was still very much in place. March had 3 measureable snows with the highest being 'Winter Storm Wiley' on the 26/17th with 2.25" of snow. In April it had begun to warm but not before surprising people with another trace of snow on April 15th. There were also numerous frosts in the beginning of the month which has delayed many from planting flowers.


This may not be very in depth, but this is just a quick overview of this past Winter. I surely won't forget this Winter anytime soon because of the sheer cold and total amount of snow seen. I feel really sorry for all the kids in my area that are going to school an extra week or two in June. I am actually happy Winter is over and please, Mother Nature, bring on 70's and sun. The wait is on for next Winter :)

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 6 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

6. Doppler22
2:14 AM GMT on May 05, 2014
Quoting 5. Astrometeor:



My cousin just south of you in Maryland owns a push-snowblower. He makes $100s every winter.

Oh yeah. You could make good money with that. Especially in Winters like this past one. My uncle drives a snowplow for the State of Maryland and he makes good money.
Member Since: February 13, 2012 Posts: 11 Comments: 3880
5. Astrometeor
12:07 AM GMT on May 05, 2014
Quoting Doppler22:

I think it was, at my location ( right near the Mason Dixon) seemed to be a bullseye for several storms. I mean I could be off by a few inches but not many. I kept track myself :p


It is very much possible when you are tired of shoveling it :p (And when you actually want a summer, and not a June full of school) And your're welcome :p


My cousin just south of you in Maryland owns a push-snowblower. He makes $100s every winter.
Member Since: July 2, 2012 Posts: 101 Comments: 10500
4. Doppler22
11:30 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Quoting 2. MaxWeather:

interesting.. I got 57" this season.

I think it was, at my location ( right near the Mason Dixon) seemed to be a bullseye for several storms. I mean I could be off by a few inches but not many. I kept track myself :p

Quoting 3. Astrometeor:



And Isaac fell just short of 100".

Stop bragging about all of your snow. I don't ever want to hear about someone getting sick of snow...it's not possible.

It is very much possible when you are tired of shoveling it :p (And when you actually want a summer, and not a June full of school) And your're welcome :p
Member Since: February 13, 2012 Posts: 11 Comments: 3880
3. Astrometeor
11:03 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Quoting MaxWeather:
interesting.. I got 57" this season.


And Isaac fell just short of 100".

Stop bragging about all of your snow. I don't ever want to hear about someone getting sick of snow...it's not possible.
Member Since: July 2, 2012 Posts: 101 Comments: 10500
2. MaxWeather
10:52 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
interesting.. I got 57" this season.
Member Since: April 11, 2014 Posts: 31 Comments: 1423
1. Astrometeor
10:44 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
70s lol.

It hit 88 here at my house today, we might breach 90 tomorrow.

Thanks for the post, Logan.
Member Since: July 2, 2012 Posts: 101 Comments: 10500

Viewing: 6 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About Doppler22

Hello. I'm just a person who loves weather. I live in York County, PA and have 2 brothers... neither of which like weather ha :)

Doppler22's Recent Photos

Hurricane Igor
Tornado Season
Hurricane Michael
Isabel's Fury