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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2018, 06:04:50 PM »
What a difference a couple of hours can make, genuine FROPA here, 67F to 47F, and a touch of rain.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #126 on: February 01, 2018, 06:08:45 PM »
Picked up right where we left off, 2017 hottest year on record here, now tack on the past month, hottest January on record too. The hits keep commin', 83F today.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #127 on: February 01, 2018, 08:12:26 PM »
Average temperature here in January was 12.7F degrees warmer than last year! Last year was the most brutal winter seen in decades. Most forecasters expected a repeat. So far this winter has been a piece of cake  \:D/

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #128 on: February 01, 2018, 08:27:48 PM »
Since moving to Nebraska this was 2nd coolest January out of 4. Nothing extreme only -1F below average.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #129 on: February 02, 2018, 08:30:18 AM »
Have records back to 03 for this location.
January 2018 was 52.4 which was cool by the average standard of 58.1.
In contrast January 2017 was ridiculously warm at 61.5.
My coldest so far was 49.5 in 2010.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #130 on: February 02, 2018, 10:19:35 AM »
I guess we flipped the country, average wise. January 2017 was 50.7F (just about average) at my location, and January 2018 was 58.7F.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #131 on: February 02, 2018, 10:25:17 AM »
Still waiting for real winter to arrive here.  January ended up 3.3F above my 23-year average of 17.1F.  My coldest January was 11.2F in 2008, while the warmest was in 2015 at 22.4F.

Still waiting for snow.  My snow on the ground records only go back to the winter of 06-07.  I currently have 10.5" at my snow stake, the all time low for this date.  Average for the first of February is 24.4".  Highest was in 2008 at 36.0" while previous low amount was 13.5" in 2010.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2018, 06:52:03 AM »
Little nippy this morning. Still couple more hours before sunrise.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2018, 07:52:38 AM »
Windchill reached -35 on east side.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #134 on: February 10, 2018, 04:20:26 PM »
Little nippy this morning. Still couple more hours before sunrise.

On a whim, I googled Valentine.  I think it is interesting about the history of the time zones.  It stopped, however, at 1967.  How is the time zone situation now?

I also think it is interesting about how the post office remails mail with the Valentine post mark for Feb.14th.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #135 on: February 10, 2018, 04:57:15 PM »
Little nippy this morning. Still couple more hours before sunrise.

On a whim, I googled Valentine.  I think it is interesting about the history of the time zones.  It stopped, however, at 1967.  How is the time zone situation now?

I also think it is interesting about how the post office remails mail with the Valentine post mark for Feb.14th.

They moved the line west town about 15 miles now. Time zone was right down main street. I lived western all my younger life until I left in 1963 and went to school on central side.
 
Wish we were western now, being we are far west for central it's still light at 10pm summer.  It doesn't get dark enough at 43 longitude until 11pm to do fireworks on fourth of July so this means around town we get fireworks until 1am in the morning for couple weeks leading up to 4th. (fireworks are legal in town)

On positive side if you like staying up late and doing yard work at 9:30 in the evening you still have plenty of light.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #136 on: February 10, 2018, 09:04:03 PM »
I am on the western edge of eastern time, so I understand about time zones.  In a way I wish the zones were not political but geographically equal.  I wish we were in central time.

Little nippy this morning. Still couple more hours before sunrise.

On a whim, I googled Valentine.  I think it is interesting about the history of the time zones.  It stopped, however, at 1967.  How is the time zone situation now?

I also think it is interesting about how the post office remails mail with the Valentine post mark for Feb.14th.

They moved the line west town about 15 miles now. Time zone was right down main street. I lived western all my younger life until I left in 1963 and went to school on central side.
 
Wish we were western now, being we are far west for central it's still light at 10pm summer.  It doesn't get dark enough at 43 longitude until 11pm to do fireworks on fourth of July so this means around town we get fireworks until 1am in the morning for couple weeks leading up to 4th. (fireworks are legal in town)

On positive side if you like staying up late and doing yard work at 9:30 in the evening you still have plenty of light.
Greg Whitehead
Ten Mile, TN USA


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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #137 on: February 11, 2018, 07:08:17 AM »
After a cold January February is starting out warm. Forecast high today is 85! That's nuts for the beginning of February. For the next week it's 80's and 60's.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #138 on: February 11, 2018, 09:55:52 AM »
I would like a little of that. Winter is my favorite time of year but ready for some warmth.
We are well below normal for first 11 days Feb.
So far below (0F) (-18C) 19 days this winter. Coldest (-27F) (-33C).

Haven't had much snow but it rarely melts when it does just puddles with ground  frozen 36" deep makes ice.   

You can see my ground ISS on post by Cocorahs gauge sensors for ground temperatures this morning  13 at 4" to 31 at 36"
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #139 on: February 13, 2018, 02:14:29 PM »
A tough winter for us snow lovers in New England. We've had some decent snow storms, but they've all been followed by warm temps or rain...or worse...both!

Southern Vermont ski areas had a foot and a half of snow last week...followed by rain Sunday. Ugh!  #-o
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2018, 02:52:43 PM »
CPC had the upper plains above normal for February if you can believe that. They've since changed to below.
Guess the weather rock was wrong again.
So far first 10 days -14 below normal but we do have a warmup this week before its winter again starting Sunday night.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #141 on: February 16, 2018, 07:53:38 AM »
Through Feb. 15, so far this month average high 28.6, low 2.3, mean 16.1 which is -11.1 below normal.
With another arctic outbreak due Monday.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #142 on: February 18, 2018, 07:55:36 AM »
Looks like we could be in for the "big one" as long time resident and friend predicted yesterday. GFS has parts of western Nebraska 18"+. Here in Valentine 11" or more potential. With wind and arctic cold air it will shut the area down for a few days.  Did I say my favorite time of year is WINTER... :lol:
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
Fun time of year almost over... :-(
My February summary. Temperature well below normal and coldest month station history (4 years) and ranks top 20 coldest February's dating back to 1890 for Valentine Ne.
 
Mean temperature (17.9) below average (-9.3 ), average high (30.6 ), low (4.3). Precipitation was above normal (+ 0.21 ) with (0.69) total for month and 10.5" snow. Monthly high (53.2), low (-17) with all 28 days freezing or below and 8 Days below zero. And this is all in (F) Fahrenheit of course.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #144 on: March 01, 2018, 10:33:18 AM »
Thanks to a cold snap from the 20th thru the 28th, February ended up being only 2.2F above my 22-yr average of 20.1F.  This marked the fourth straight month with above average temperatures.

February High temperature was 43.6F and the low was -12.5F.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #145 on: March 01, 2018, 11:19:32 AM »
I found 1936 was the all time cold mean for February 1.8F. Can't imagine what that must of been like. 

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2018, 07:23:13 AM »
Some winter statistics over last 4 seasons for my Nebraska station.

Dec, Jan, Feb. 2017-2018 was coldest with mean temperature 21.5 , 2016-2017 mean 24.1, 2015-2016 mean 27.8, 2014-2015 mean 25.3.

Coldest single month was also this year February 2018 mean 17.9. Next coldest month was Dec 2016 mean 19.2.

Snowiest month was February 2017 20" which also recorded most snow single storm 14" .
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