Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Case You Missed It

Yes, officially, we have surpassed last winter's paltry snowfall of four inches.

Yesterday's 0.2" of snow at the Airport in that morning "burst" of snow nudged our total up to 4.2" for the winter, which puts us safely above last winter's total. Officially, from a "yuck" standpoint for the snowstarved, this winter isn't worse.

It may not have snowed enough for you so far...and while it's January 29th and the results aren't quite what you have wanted them to be, we do have a few weeks of chances ahead to put some additional snow on the total for the winter.

Around the region, snowfall totals are still generally in the single digits outside of the northern suburbs (my house is at 10.2" winter-to-date and a few locations have picked up around a foot for the winter based on rough estimates) and Monmouth and Ocean Counties are also doing pretty well compared to their peers this winter, thanks to November 7th in their case.  Harrisburg and Allentown are at 9.8" and 9.5" through yesterday, with Wilmington bringing up the rear at 2.3".

Unfortunately, the mid and long range aren't all that terribly conducive for snow chances.  We have a couple of shots ahead of us -- Friday for snow flurries or snow showers, Saturday night into Sunday with a clipper passing through, but the trend in modeling for the first full week of February is normal to above on temperatures.  Longer range looks pretty mild into the middle and then latter half of February as colder weather locks up in the West.  This doesn't mean that snow chances are completely out the window but it does mean that the window of opportunity in the short term is not all that terribly promising.