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
WeatherWorks 2013-14 Winter Forecast an Overall Success
Although it has certainly been a busy and arduous year for workers in the snow and ice industry, at least this go around there was fair warning. The complete Winter Outlook issued by WeatherWorks back on October 18, 2013 captured many of the finer details of the forecast with overwhelming accuracy - in terms of both temperature and snowfall departures. Verification or observed conditions during the December 1st through February 28th time period are depicted below for reference.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 5
The next meteorologist that we will spotlight is Sam DeAlba. He is currently an operational meteorologist at WeatherWorks and also is the Director of Forensic and Data Services. If you are looking for any weather data, Sam is your guy. Sam started working at Weatherworks in October of 2009 after interning at the company the year before. He is a guru with Google Earth and Sam was just married this past October. I asked Sam a few questions:
1. Why did you choose your school for meteorology and what did you enjoy most about your college experience?
Nov. – Jan. 2013: A Busy Start to Winter
Now that we have reached the mid - point of the 2013 – 2014 winter season, it is very apparent that we are in the midst of an unusually active and cold winter. In fact, a few places along I -95 have recorded some of their snowiest and coldest winter months ever on record. Let’s take a look back at November through January to learn just how busy Mother Nature has kept the Northeast this winter.
30 Inch Hype: Don't Believe it!
Over the past few days, many have been asking about a 30 inch blizzard next week. My advice to you, is please don't believe it. Many of these blizzard rumors have roots in amateur weather facebook/twitter pages that just post whichever model produces the most snow. Most of these pages are created by those who do not have a degree in meteorology and just like the weather. Every operational forecaster on our staff (including the social media department) have either bachelor's or master's degrees in meteorology and that's why you will NOT find this storm currently mentioned in our media.
November 17th Severe Weather Outbreak: An In-Depth Look