Last Day of Winter Brings Record Cold to Midwest; More Heavy Rain in California

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:20 PM GMT on February 28, 2014

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Friday, February 28 marked a fitting final day of meteorological winter over Michigan, which has seen one of its most severe winters in memory during 2013 - 2014. An Arctic blast of cold air poured out of Canada over the Great Lakes, bringing the coldest temperatures ever measured so late in the year to Flint (-16°F), Gaylord (-29°F), and Houghton Lake (-29°F). The coldest spot in the country was in Michigan's Upper Peninsula city of Newberry, where the mercury plunged to a remarkable -41°F. In the Lower Peninsula, the cold spot was Pellston with -33°F--the city's 7th coldest morning on record. In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the -29°F reading in Marquette was that city's coldest temperature since March 3, 2003, and only the 8th time since record keeping began in 1872 that a temperature of -29° or colder had been observed. Farther to the north, Peawanuck, Ontario hit -47°F. What's remarkable about these records is that they were set without fresh snow on the ground--though there is plenty of horrible-looking old snow around! I still have about 20" on the ground at my place, 30 miles south of Flint. My backyard Davis weather station recorded -18°F Friday morning, which was the 2nd coldest temperature of the winter.

It's been another month of remarkably persistent cold over the Upper Midwest in February, and as of February 27, these cities were on track to have a top-ten coldest February on record:

Chicago (9th coldest)
Green Bay, WI (4th)
Minneapolis, MN (9th)
Kansas City, MO (9th)
Fort Wayne, IN (6th)
Dubuque, IA (3rd)
Peoria, IL (6th)
Rochester, MN (4th)
Madison, WI (10th)
Moline, IL (5th)


Figure 1. Winter Storm Titan coils up off the coast of California in this MODIS image taken on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Image credit: NASA.

A second day of heavy rains for California
A very moist “Pineapple Express” atmospheric river of moisture from the Hawaiian Islands will bring much-needed rains to nearly all of drought-ravaged California Friday and Saturday. As of 8 am PST Friday, Downtown Los Angeles had received 1.17" of rain since midnight. It was the second consecutive day Los Angeles had received over 1" of rain, as 1.05" fell on Thursday. The last time Los Angeles had received more than 2" of rainfall in a 48-hour period was nearly 3 years ago--March 20 - 21, 2011, when 2.58” fell. Today's rains have forced the closure of a 10-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County because of a high likelihood of rock slides in an area made bare by last year's Springs Fire in Camarillo, according to the Associated Press. Mandatory evacuation orders were also issued for about 1,000 homes in the eastern foothill suburbs of Glendora and Azusa, which lie beneath nearly 2,000 acres of steep mountain slopes denuded by the Colby fire in January. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed coastal Southern California in their "Slight Risk" area for severe weather, with a few waterspouts and severe thunderstorms possible. Storm total rain amounts of 2 - 4 inches are expected through Saturday night at lower elevations in Southern California, with 4 -7" in the foothills and 8 - 10" in the mountains.

Two Pacific tropical storms form, boosting the odds of an El Niño
The atmospheric and oceanic conditions in the Equatorial Pacific are ripe for an El Niño event to develop this spring or summer. As detailed in a guest blog post by WSI's Dr. Michael Ventrice on February 21, all that is needed to trigger an El Niño this spring or summer are strong and persistent bursts of westerly winds in the Equatorial Pacific to help push warm water from the Western Pacific Warm Pool eastwards towards South America. Two tropical storms capable of doing just that formed in the Pacific on Friday, boosting the odds that we will see an El Niño event this spring or summer. In the Western Pacific, Tropical Storm Faxai formed Friday morning about 400 miles southeast of Guam. The minimal 40 mph tropical storm is located close to the Equator, at 9°N latitude, which means the the counterclockwise wind circulation around the storm will drive west-to-east winds along the Equator, giving a substantial push to warm waters attempting to slosh eastwards towards South America and start an El Niño event. Faxai is expected to intensify to a Category 1 typhoon by Monday, but is not a threat to any islands. In the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Sixteen formed Friday morning near the island of Fiji. This minimal 40 mph tropical storm is moving south-southeast at 10 mph, and is expected to slowly intensify to a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds by Monday. The clockwise circulation of winds around the storm will also help drive westerly winds near the Equator that will boost the odds of an El Niño event. However, since this storm is farther from the Equator (16°S), it will not have a strong an impact on boosting El Niño odds as Tropical Storm Faxai will.


Figure 2. Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory satellite orbiting the planet Earth. Image credit: Britt Griswold, NASA Goddard.

Important new precipitation measurement satellite launched
A key new NASA satellite called the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory was launched into low-Earth orbit, 253 miles above the ground, on Thursday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. NASA confirmed that the satellite successfully deployed its solar arrays and is stable and pointed at the sun. The satellite is a joint venture between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The new satellite has the most sophisticated instruments ever launched into space for the study of precipitation, and allows the first-ever space-borne measurements of snow. The satellite carries two instruments to measure rain and snowfall:  the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR), and the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI). Together, these two instruments will collect improved observations that will allow scientists to better "see" inside clouds. In particular, they both provide new capabilities for observing smaller particles of rain, ice and snow. The satellite is scheduled to begin providing useful data in May 2014, and will allow worldwide precipitation measurements every three hours. Data from the satellite will be fed into global computer forecast models, and should help improve weather and climate forecasts.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and I'll be back Monday with a new post.

Jeff Masters

Polar Vortex (gardner48197)
Temps below zero plus wind chill this morning...
Polar Vortex
Sundogs over Noonan (JerryWalter)
This photo shows sundogs, 22^ halo, 46^ halo and circumzenithal arc (rainbow at the top). (Cold -10^F and windy at 25 mph)
Sundogs over Noonan
A brief break... (Tsurai)
Our current round of showery weather let the sun through just long enough to splash this beauty across the seascape.
A brief break...
Rian! :) (noneinc)
Only the second significant rain of the winter. The next storm (starting today, 2/28) is supposed to be even bigger. :D
Rian! :)

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2059. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:01 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
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2058. Climate175
4:00 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2052. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the vortex will do a circle dance till then and we wait till the sun warms up the polar air mass
So around end of April we will be fine.
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2057. hydrus
4:00 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2044. Astrometeor:


Your statement generalizes the feelings of all of the older folks who are currently running the world's nations and ruining future generations' lives.



He didn't specifically say that...

Personally, I don't think civilization will be lost. However, there will definitely be more wars, more fighting, more poverty and hardship as weather disasters happen with increasing intensity and dangerous climatic changes.
Not all older folks think the same Astro. I hope that your not lumping all older folks into the ruining category. Many of us believe in doing the right thing to make the world a better place for future generations. Some of them right here on the blog.
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2056. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:58 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
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2055. Climate175
3:58 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2049. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
spring comes on april 15th this year
Well i believe you, here is the almanac's prediction for April.
img src="APRIL 2014
1st-3rd. Snow or rain showers.
4th-7th. Cold air moves in; rain or snow possible.
8th-11th. Increasing threat of showers, thunderstorms.
12th-15th. Unseasonably warm.
16th-19th. East Coast storm; possible late-season wet snow parts of New England; chiefly rain farther south.
20th-23rd. Clear, much milder weather for NYC Easter Parade; good weather Patriots' Day in Massachusetts, Maine.
24th-27th. Sudden cold snap! A brief shower, then unseasonably cold.
28th-30th. Rain, flakes of wet snow parts of New England.">
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2054. weathermanwannabe
3:58 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
My last comment of the am, before Dr. M. posts (and comments on the bitter cold in the upper mid-west), is that the Earth is a lot smaller than we realize; ask any astronaut that has gone into orbit (at 17,500 mph) circling the Earth every few hours.

What happens in China, the Amazon forest, the Arctic (take your pick) does and will impact the globe. Climate change issues aside for the moment, one catastrophic volcanic eruption can cause a brief cooling period and one meteorite impact, near the Yucatan peninsula, ended the dinosaur age.

We are all in the same small boat.
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2053. washingtonian115
3:57 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2047. Climate175:
I kid i kid, i have about 5 inches here. Spring is coming soon. 2 more weeks. Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday.
Models show more snow threats coming.The one late week is iffy.
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2052. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:57 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
the vortex will do a circle dance till then and we wait till the sun warms up the polar air mass
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2051. ncstorm
3:57 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Yep..what I figured Keep..
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2050. ncstorm
3:56 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
00z CMC..Carolinas coastline is looking at a continuous bout of rain if nothing else..



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2049. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:56 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2047. Climate175:
I kid i kid, i have about 5 inches here. Spring is coming soon. 2 more weeks. Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday.
spring comes on april 15th this year
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2048. ricderr
3:55 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Personally, I don't think civilization will be lost. However, there will definitely be more wars, more fighting, more poverty and hardship as weather disasters happen with increasing intensity and dangerous climatic changes
just go back half a century or more and remember the dust bowl....thriving towns became ghost towns as people had to pack up and move...jobs...life savings....homes...all lost
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2047. Climate175
3:55 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2046. washingtonian115:
Where are you?
I kid i kid, i have about 5 inches here. Spring is coming soon. 2 more weeks. Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday.
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2046. washingtonian115
3:52 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2036. Climate175:
0 inches here.
Where are you?
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2045. ricderr
3:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2014

Here is a site you might like.



http://coolwx.com/record/



thanx
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2044. Astrometeor
3:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2022. Waltanater:
In a hundred years, who's gonna care?


Your statement generalizes the feelings of all of the older folks who are currently running the world's nations and ruining future generations' lives.

Quoting 2039. ncstorm:



You are suggesting in 10 years civilizations will be lost? See when I see these statements and then go back to state it was said I get a "prove it"..so I am asking just so I'm not misunderstanding..


He didn't specifically say that...

Personally, I don't think civilization will be lost. However, there will definitely be more wars, more fighting, more poverty and hardship as weather disasters happen with increasing intensity and dangerous climatic changes.
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2043. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2039. ncstorm:



You are suggesting in 10 years civilizations will be lost? See when I see these statements and then go back to state it was said I get a "prove it"..so I am asking just so I'm not misunderstanding..
sometimes things happen in but a blink of a eye
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2042. oldnewmex
3:50 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
AAACK!!! Ads are appearing on my WU pags, and are, predictably, making the pages much slower to load and refresh. Is anybody else experiencing this issue? This is what I hoped to prevent with a paid WU membership...
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2041. ricderr
3:49 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
forget about el nino......china's gonna change our weather


CHINA’S POLLUTED AIR IS CHANGING THE WEATHER
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITYrightOriginal Study

Posted by Keith Randall-Texas A&M on January 23, 2014

Air pollution over Asia, most of which is coming from China, is affecting the world’s weather.

The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, are based on analysis of climate models and data collected about aerosols and meteorology over the past 30 years.

Satellite photo shows huge air pollution clouds at far left. Japan is on the right. (Credit: NASA JPL)
Satellite photo shows huge air pollution clouds at far left. Japan is on the right. (Credit: NASA JPL)
“The models clearly show that pollution originating from Asia has an impact on the upper atmosphere and it appears to make such storms or cyclones even stronger,” says Renyi Zhang, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University and a co-author of the study.

“This pollution affects cloud formations, precipitation, storm intensity, and other factors and eventually impacts climate. Most likely, pollution from Asia can have important consequences on the weather pattern here over North America.
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2040. jpsb
3:48 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2006. ricderr:
Flint, Mich., breaks daily record low with -16 degrees, also breaks all-time monthly record low set in 1978 - @NWSDetroit



Here is a site you might like.



http://coolwx.com/record/
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2039. ncstorm
3:47 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2034. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


100 years you think we have that long
try 20 years on for size
maybe even 15 could even be 10
but it won't be 5 years or less



You are suggesting in 10 years civilizations will be lost? See when I see these statements and then go back to state it was said I get a "prove it"..so I am asking just so I'm not misunderstanding..
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2038. ricderr
3:45 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
CLIMATE HURTLES TOWARD SCORCHING IN 2099
STANFORD UNIVERSITYrightOriginal Study

Posted by Bjorn Carey-Stanford on August 8, 2013

STANFORD (US) — Climate change is on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, report scientists.

Without intervention, this extreme pace could lead to a 5 to 6 degree Celsius spike in annual temperatures by the end of the century.

If the trend continues at its current rapid pace, it will place significant stress on terrestrial ecosystems around the world, and many species will need to make behavioral, evolutionary, or geographic adaptations to survive.
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2037. wxchaser97
3:45 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2026. TroutMadness:


Heck, did you see, Pellston -29 this morning and Grayling -25. Last year i think there were only a couple of nights where it went below 0 in Grayling

Yeah I saw that. Also saw that Flint got to -16F, breaking another record. Looks like Metro failed to get below zero, but there's another chance tomorrow. Also the record is 5F for tomorrow, so we have a better shot at breaking that anyway. Record low maximums are also at risk today.
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2036. Climate175
3:44 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
5 inches.
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2035. ricderr
3:43 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
HURRICANE TRACKER PREDICTS STORM’S STRENGTH AND PATH
PENN STATErightOriginal Study

Posted by A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State on February 27, 2014

Meteorologists say a new hurricane prediction system uses airborne Doppler radar to accurately track a storm’s path days before it makes landfall.

Researchers at Penn State used the system—called WRF-EnKF or real-time convection-permitting hurricane analysis and forecasting system—to analyze Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on the New Jersey coast on the evening of October 29, 2012. The analysis and forecast system began tracking on October 21 and the Doppler radar data analyzed covers October 26 through 28.

“For this particular study aircraft-based Doppler radar information was ingested into the system,” says Fuqing Zhang, meteorology professor. “Our predictions were comparable to or better than those made by operational global models.”
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2034. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:43 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2022. Waltanater:
In a hundred years, who's gonna care?


100 years you think we have that long
try 20 years on for size
maybe even 15 could even be 10
but it won't be 5 years or less
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2033. ncstorm
3:41 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
GFS Total precip



CPC
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2032. ncstorm
3:38 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
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2031. TroutMadness
3:37 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting PanhandleChuck:


Exactly why I left the North!

Although, some on here believe that soon you will be able to swim in Lake Erie year round. LOL!!!!!!!!

Well, this is the first time in a pretty long while there is enough ice on western Lake Erie to icefish, although i'm not gonna make the long walk out to Stoney Point anymore
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2030. washingtonian115
3:34 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2028. PanhandleChuck:


Exactly why I left the North!

Although, some on here believe that soon you will be able to swim in Lake Erie year round. LOL!!!!!!!!
I've nick named this the winter that won't end.Lol.But hey.I better enjoy it while it last because before you know it we'll be discussing 90 degeree temps and high humidity.
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2029. Patrap
3:34 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
926 AM CST MON MAR 3 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT AFTER 11 PM...

.A VERY COLD AIRMASS OVER THE AREA WILL SET THE STAGE FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OVER THE REGION BEGINNING
AROUND 11 PM NEAR EDNA AND EXPANDING NORTH AND NORTHEAST THROUGH
THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT. AFTER A COLD EVENING WITH TEMPERATURES AT
BELOW FREEZING AN AREA OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA...AND SHOULD LEAD TO LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. ROADS MAY BECOME ICY AND
ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICING.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING TUESDAY MORNING BETWEEN 9
AND NOON WITH AREAS TO THE NORTH BEING THE LAST TO RISE ABOVE
FREEZING. THE QUANTITY OF ACCUMULATIONS IS STILL IN QUESTION BUT
SOME ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>213-226-227-235-03 2330-
/O.NEW.KHGX.WW.Y.0004.140304T0500Z-140304T1800Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-
JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-
WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...
BRYAN...CALDWELL...CLEVELAND...COLDSPRING...COLLE GE STATION...
COLUMBUS...CONROE...CORRIGAN...CROCKETT...DAYTON. ..EAGLE LAKE...
EDNA...EL CAMPO...GROVETON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...HUMBLE...
HUNTSVILLE...KATY...LAKE SOMERVILLE...LIBERTY...LIVINGSTON...
MADISONVILLE...MISSOURI CITY...NAVASOTA...ONALASKA...PASADENA...
PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND...ROSENBERG...SEALY...SHEPHERD...
SUGAR LAND...THE WOODLANDS...TOMBALL...TRINITY...WEIMAR...
WHARTON...WILLIS
926 AM CST MON MAR 3 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY.

* EVENT...A VERY COLD AIRMASS OVER THE AREA WILL SET THE STAGE FOR
THE POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OVER THE REGION
BEGINNING AROUND 11 PM NEAR EDNA AND EXPANDING NORTH AND
NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT. AFTER A COLD EVENING
WITH TEMPERATURES AT BELOW FREEZING AN AREA OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD OVER THE
AREA...AND SHOULD LEAD TO LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET. ROADS MAY BECOME ICY AND ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES
WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICING. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE
ABOVE FREEZING TUESDAY MORNING BETWEEN 9 AND NOON WITH AREAS TO
THE NORTH BEING THE LAST TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING. THE QUANTITY OF
ACCUMULATIONS IS STILL IN QUESTION BUT SOME ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES IN THE WARNING AREA MAY BECOME
SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ACCUMULATION OF ICE ON ROADWAYS...BRIDGES
AND OVERPASSES MAY MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.
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2028. PanhandleChuck
3:31 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2012. washingtonian115:
5 and half inches and counting.


Exactly why I left the North!

Although, some on here believe that soon you will be able to swim in Lake Erie year round. LOL!!!!!!!!
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2027. Doppler22
3:30 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
February stats for me :D

I had 8 days of snowfall.
I got a total of 33.1" for the month, mostly from Pax from which I got 21".
I got 0.4" of ice from Nika.
This is one of the more snowier Febs but not the snowiest I believe.
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2026. TroutMadness
3:29 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting wxchaser97:
Winter was the coldest in 35 years across SE MI and the top-5 snowiest for Detroit and Flint. So far, Detroit has gotten 83.7" of snow. This is 9.9" away from tying the record of 93.6" from 1880-1881. There are many statistics that were in the top-5 and top-10 all-time across SE MI.

NWS Detroit/Pontiac official statistics.

I did a PowerPoint presentation on the winter of 2013-2014. Besides some minor grammatical errors that I know about and can't fix at the moment, there shouldn't be any big errors. Link

Note: The data is preliminary and will be updated in the next two days.


Heck, did you see, Pellston -29 this morning and Grayling -25. Last year i think there were only a couple of nights where it went below 0 in Grayling
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2025. ricderr
3:26 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
My future Grand kids and Great-grand children.......

amen
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2024. ricderr
3:26 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
I'm not sure If I can ship snow.It'll be expensive.

wash...think about all the snow deprived children across the world...they'll never have the chance to grow up and make a snowman....snow angel....they will never have that feeling of frozen fingers....can't you do your part...or will you just sit there and do nothing as these poor dear children suffer...it's only pennies a day and you two can brighten the future of a poor deserving child...won't you give...today

this mesage brought to you by "save the snow"
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2023. weathermanwannabe
3:25 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2022. Waltanater:
In a hundred years, who's gonna care?


My future Grand kids and Great-grand children.......
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2022. Waltanater
3:22 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
In a hundred years, who's gonna care?
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2021. washingtonian115
3:21 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Quoting 2015. ricderr:
5 and half inches and counting.


i'm sorry wash....capital weather says you can only have up to 3...please send some back :-)
Lol.I always get more then people down town thanks to elevation and I'm away from the river/heat island.I'm not sure If I can ship snow.It'll be expensive.
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2020. weathermanwannabe
3:21 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Also; here is a portion of the 2013 IPCC Climate Change report:

Surface air temperatures over land warm more than over the ocean,and northern polar regions warm more than the tropics. The excess of land mass in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) in comparison with the
Southern Hemisphere (SH), coupled with the greater uptake of heat by the Southern Ocean in comparison with northern ocean basins means that the NH generally warms more than the SH. Arctic warming is much greater than in the Antarctic, due to the presence of the Antarctic ice sheet and differences in local responses in snow and ice. Mechanisms behind these features of warming are discussed in Section 12.4.3. Maps and time series of regional temperature changes are displayed in Annex I and regional averages are discussed in Section 14.8.1.


My point is that the Antarctic ice sheet provides some stability to the weather issues in the Southern hemisphere but the Arctic (and potential loss of NH snowpack) is a different animal; these impacts will really be felt in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe-US-Asia North of the Equator). Now factor in the recent Polar Vortex issue in the NH...............
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2019. ncstorm
3:21 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Good Morning..every Southeastern NC county is under a winter storm advisory except my county and Brunswick which are the same counties that were hit the hardest last storm and given the same treatment then..seems they are trying their luck again..


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2018. ricderr
3:19 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Public schools in the Dallas and Denton districts will be closed tomorrow - @NBCDFW
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2017. ricderr
3:19 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Freezing rain and ice turn to snow in the DC metro region, as road crews roll out trucks, plows and salt - @WashingtonPost
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2016. ricderr
3:19 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
States of emergency effective in New Jersey, Tennessee, Delaware, Mississippi, as winter weather moves in - @NBCNews
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2015. ricderr
3:18 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
5 and half inches and counting.


i'm sorry wash....capital weather says you can only have up to 3...please send some back :-)
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2014. wxchaser97
3:17 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Winter was the coldest in 35 years across SE MI and the top-5 snowiest for Detroit and Flint. So far, Detroit has gotten 83.8" of snow. This is 9.8" away from tying the record of 93.6" from 1880-1881. There are many statistics that were in the top-5 and top-10 all-time across SE MI.

NWS Detroit/Pontiac official statistics.

I did a PowerPoint presentation on the winter of 2013-2014. Besides some minor grammatical errors that I know about and can't fix at the moment, there shouldn't be any big errors. Link

Note: The data is preliminary and will be updated in the next two days.
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2013. ricderr
3:17 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Power outages: 30,712 in Tennessee, 22,093 in Texas, 21,181 in Arkansas, as a result of severe weather - @NBCNews
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2012. washingtonian115
3:16 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
5 and half inches and counting.
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2011. ricderr
3:16 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
and just for washingtonian


Snow totals in 1-3 inch range in Washington with heaviest totals in northern suburbs - @capitalweather
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2010. ricderr
3:16 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Nearly 2,100 flights canceled into, out of and around US today; 485 delays reported - FlightAware.com
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2009. ricderr
3:15 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Texas Department of Transportation deploys extra sand trucks along I-45 near Corsicana to help free hundreds of stuck vehicles - @CBSDFW
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