March 25-26th Blizzard Facts
On March 25th and 26th a powerful storm system developed off the Southeast U.S. coast. The storm took a track from east of Cape Hatteras, NC to a point about 200 miles east of Nantucket Island, MA then north into Atlantic Canada. This was no ordinary storm system, many atmospheric conditions came together just right to cause explosive intensification of this storm off the east coast with a 45 mb pressure drop in just 24 hours recorded!
February Adds To Record Breaking Winter
Despite the calendar flipping one month closer to spring, one of the coldest and snowiest winters in Chicago’s 143 year weather history continued. While February was not necessarily as active as December-January in terms of the number of wintry events, the amount of new snow was still impressive. Toward the end of the period, greater temperature swings and varied precipitation types provided some hope that spring was right around the corner.
2013-2014 Northeast Winter Stats
The winter of 2013-2014 has certainly been a very long, cold and snowy one. For some locations, records have been broken in both the snowfall and temperature department. Take a look below to see some of the more impressive statistics and records across the area for select cities during the past three months.
Record Setting 2013-14 Winter
Despite the last storm mainly only bringing snow to the Mid-Atlantic and extreme coastal areas, this winter will still be engraved in the record books. While the entire Northeast - and majority of the entire eastern half of the US for that matter - is above average in terms of snowfall, the departures are particularly high through New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania...where snowfall is 20 - 40 inches above normal! This can be seen in the image above. That figure is enough to rank in the top 5 snowiest winters all-time for many.
2013 - 2014 Midwest Winter Stats
As referred to in our main summary, this past winter season has featured an abundance of cold and snow. As such, the winter of 2013 – 2014 will certainly go down in history as one of the busiest of all time. Take a look below to see some of the most impressive statistics and records across the area for select cities during the past three months.
WeatherWorks Winter Forecast Foreshadows Cold & Snowy Midwest