How Late in the Season can it Snow?
After experiencing a blockbuster 2013 – 2014 winter season, winter kept its strong grip on the Northeast even into mid - April when one last round of snow blanketed the region from the 15th to the 16th. Many may be wondering if snow this late in the year is truly an anomaly or if we have experienced more impressive late season snow events in years past. We analyzed the records and snow normals to find the answers.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 6
Our next featured meteorologist is the “Reale” deal in terms of forecasting and keeping our clients on top of the weather. Rob Reale began as an intern at WeatherWorks in 2009, before officially joining in October 2010 as a full-time meteorologist. Other than forecasting, Rob helps with the day to day operations, the forensic department, social media, and also assists in managing parts of our Certified Snow Total service. I sat down and asked Rob a few questions:
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.