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Record Lows - 2009


Record Low Temperatures in the United States

 

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Wow!!!  My husband and I have read Not by fire but by Ice twice, and given it to
numerous people.  So we couldn’t wait to read Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary
Leaps.
It’s great! I was especially interested in it, because I have a Bachelor of Science
degree with a major in Zoology, from Sydney University, Australia.
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Date

City

Degrees
Fahrenheit

Dec 30

Hard Freeze for North Florida this weekend - Look out orange growers! - Sat / Sun will be below freezing in some areas in Florida, possibly Mon / Tue. Extensive U.S. snow cover into the Southeast USA for much of the next 2 weeks. Some days could struggle to get much above the freezing level with night lows in the teens to 25. (Search on different towns at www.wunderground.com)

http://www.examiner.com/x-4648-Atlanta-Weather-Examiner~y2009m12d30-Winter-with-attitude

 
Dec 29

First ten days of January to be "well below normal"
"We believe that most of the central and eastern part of the country will have temperatures well below normal for at least the first 10 days of January," says AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=3 

Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Dec 28

877 new snowfall records set or tied in the USA last week
See 877 new snowfall records set or tied in the USA in the last week

 
Dec 26

191 New snowfall records - Many date back 100+ years.
Some of the most notable:

Pipestone, MN - shattered 132-year-old record by 6 inches. 
Bemidji, MN - shattered 113-year-old record by 9.4 inches.
Grand Forks, ND - shattered 116-year-old record by 7.2 inches.
Lead, SD - shattered 100-year-old record by 11.2 inches.
Lemmon, SD - shattered 101-year-old record by 14 inches.
Marion, SD - shattered 108-year-old record by 12.4 inches (over a foot).
Murdo, SD - shattered 102-year-old record by 10 inches
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=12&day= 26&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 26

Oklahoma digs out after record snowfall - The 14.1 inches of snow Thursday at Will Rogers World Airport set daily and event records, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Thoren. Northwest Oklahoma City reported about 11 inches, Yukon reported 10 inches, about 9 inches in Norman,  and 6 to 8 inches in Tulsa.

For a while,, all interstate highways in the Oklahoma City area were closed with unknown numbers of motorists stranded. Military vehicles were dispatched to rescue them. Even a couple of state troopers were stranded.

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-digs-out-thaws-after-record-snowfall/article/3427662?custom_click=headlines_widget

Thanks to Stew Stewart for this link

 
Dec 26

South Dakota - Snowfall up to 40 inches (1 meter) - Drifts up to 12 feet (4 meters) deep
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD

26 DEC 09 -     SNOW ACCUMULATIONS

8.0 INCH         MEADE SD DRIFTS UP TO 10 FEET DEEP.

5.0 INCH         CAMPBELL WY               

20.0 INCH       SHANNON SD DRIFTS 6 TO 8 FEET.      

26.0 INCH       LAWRENCE SD  

24.0 INCH       CROOK WY                     

6.0 INCH         PENNINGTON SD  

10.0 INCH       MEADE SD   DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH.

5.4 INCH         PENNINGTON SD  

40.0 INCH       LAWRENCE SD             

7.0 INCH         BUTTE SD  

17.0 INCH       TODD SD          

9.0 INCH         BENNETT SD  DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH.      
     

THIS TABLE MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE FINAL STORM TOTALS.

 INCHES 
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 40.00   LEAD SD                        

 26.00   DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH SD           

 24.00   SUNDANCE WY                        

 20.00   PORCUPINE SD  DRIFTS 6 TO 8 FEET.

 17.00   MISSION SD               

 11.00   DOWNTOWN STURGIS SD              

 10.00   BOX ELDER SD DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH.

  9.00   MARTIN SD DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH.            

  8.00   ELM SPRINGS SD DRIFTS UP TO 10 FEET DEEP.

  7.00   HOOVER SD              

  6.00   DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY SD            

  5.40   HILL CITY SD              

  5.00   DOWNTOWN GILLETTE WY           

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=unr&storyid=45207&source=0
Thanks to Kenneth Lu
nd for this link

 
 

7 inches of snow in Texas, drifts to 4 feet high  - 26 Dec 09 -  The area from the central South Plains to the far southeast Texas Panhandle received the most snowfall, with drifts of up to 4 feet. Snowfall at Littlefield and Shallowater measured 7 inches.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lub/?n=events-2009-20091223_snow
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 

 
Dec 25

Two feet of snow - Minot, ND
 

Location

Snowfall (in)

Minot

24.0

Marton

19.0

Harvey

14.0

Bismarck

13.6

Richardton

13.5

Flasher

13.0

Heart Butte Dam

12.0

Grassy Butte

11.2

New Salem

11.0

Ashley

10.8

Hazelton

10.3

Halliday

9.0

Williston

5.9

 

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=bis&storyid=45195&source=0 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 25

246 snowfall records broken - many over 100 years old !!
plus 13 tied, for a total of 259
Lead, SD, shattered 100-year-old record by almost 20 inches
Sisseton, SD shattered 109-year-old record by 11.9 inches.
Lamoni, IA shattered 112-year-old record by 8 inches.
Stanberry, MO shattered 116-year-old record by 7.4 inches.
Vinita, OK shattered 114-year-old record by 9.3 inches.
Shawnee, OK shattered 108-year-old record by 6.5 inches.
Kennebec, SD shattered 116-year-old record by 6 inches. 
Pollock, SD shattered 101-year-old record by 10 inches.
Huron, SD shattered 128-year-old record by 6.5 inches.   

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=12&day= 25&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 25

I-29 closed from Canadian border to South Dakota Border - URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED ... CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE ... ND STATE RADIO RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND

INTERSTATE 29 WILL BE CLOSING AT 830 AM THIS MORNING FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLOWS HAVE BEEN PULLED AND ZERO VISIBILITY IS OCCURRING IN OPEN AREAS.
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=CivilEmergencyMessage
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 25

Dallas - First White Christmas in more than 80 years - "More than 2 inches of snow was recorded at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Thursday," the Star-Telegraph reported. "Areas to the northwest were walloped, with 8 inches falling in Nocona in Montague County and 5 to 6 inches in Wichita Falls."

While the area had a sprinkling of holiday snow in 2004 and 1997, the last time it experienced "a true, New England-style dose of snow on Christmas Day was Dec. 25, 1926," the newspaper reported.

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1853288.html
Thanks to Brad Walton for this link

 
Dec 25

One of the 10 worst storms in Duluth's recorded history - The previous record for Christmas Eve in Duluth, which has gotten more than 22 inches in two days, was a "paltry" 3 inches in 1893, said Kevin Kraujalis, a National Weather Service meteorologist. By the time the storm is over, it could be one of the 10 worst in Duluth's recorded history.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6787166.html

 
Dec 25

Blizzards tomorrow in ND, SD, NE, WY, MN, IA and WI - The National Weather Service said blizzards would hit parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin through Saturday.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6787166.html

 
Dec 25

Record Setting Snowfall Across Oklahoma, Most Interstates Closed - Thousands of Oklahomans remain without power after a massive winter storm dumped record-setting amounts of snow on a large part of central Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City had received 14 inches of snow by Thursday night, breaking a record set in 1914 of 2.5 inches. Winds gusted up to 65 mph in Texas, drifting the snow as deep as 5 feet in some areas.
http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=11726617

Thanks to Steven Woodcock and C. H. Stewart for this link

 
Dec 24

Biggest snowstorm in Oklahoma history -  Keep your eye on Oklahoma weather, says reader Stew Stewart. Oklahoma City TV meteorologist Mike Morgan  just said (12:07 am CST) "This is quite possibly going to be the biggest snowstorm in Oklahoma history."

 
Dec 24

Blizzard warning for Texas - THE  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE. INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... CANADIAN...PANHANDLE...WHITE DEER... PAMPA... SHAMROCK... WHEELER... CLAUDE... CLARENDON...WELLINGTON.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=TX&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
     "Wow! Further south than I expected," says Kenneth

 
Dec 23

Blizzard Warning... Drifts to 10 Feet ! - 23 Dec 09 - "BE WARNED that travel conditions will be terribly bad to impossible in northeastern Kansas, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, Minnesota and eastern South Dakota ... How about drifts 10 to 15 feet high? Believe, that's no joke; it's going to happen.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=2


DO NOT TAKE THIS STORM LIGHTLY ! - 23 Dec 09 - "A life-threatening blizzard." "Those that live in this part of the country ... tell horror stories about ... getting totally disoriented just trying to get from the house out to the barn ... found in a snowdrift somewhere a couple of days later."
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=0

 

Latest Snowfall Forecast, a Nightmare before Christmas - 23 Dec 09 - "The swirling and falling snow will create whiteout conditions ... visibility will be under 100 feet at times ... picture your neighbor's house completely disappearing. Now that's what you call a blizzard."

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=1
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

 
Dec 23 Lake Superior Blizzard Warning  - 23 Dec 09 - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS UPGRADED THE WINTER STORM WARNING TO A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR AREAS AROUND THE SOUTHWEST SHORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR ... FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY.

LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT ACROSS THE TWO HARBORS... DULUTH... SUPERIOR AND CLOQUET AREAS. SNOW WILL  BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TOMORROW AND ESPECIALLY TOMORROW NIGHT INTO CHRISTMAS DAY.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 14 TO 18 INCHES  LIKELY... SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN 20 INCHES  POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY FROM DULUTH NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE HIGHER  TERRAIN OF THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR.

ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY WITH ANY TRAVEL BECOMING DANGEROUS BY LATE TOMORROW AFTERNOON  AND LASTING THROUGH MUCH OF CHRISTMAS.

IT SHOULD ALSO BE EMPHASIZED THIS STORM WILL AFFECT A VERY LARGE
PART OF THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES...INCLUDING MINNESOTA...MUCH OF
THE DAKOTAS...IOWA AND WISCONSIN.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MN&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Dec 23

Blizzard to paralyze Kansas City, Omaha, Sioux Falls - 23 Dec 09 - The blizzard will rage over the Plains Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, making travel nearly impossible. Weather.com is calling it the second "historic" storm in as many weeks. 
http://www.accuweather.com/news-top-headline.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&da te=2009-12-23_10:06
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 22

Minnesota - Snowiest Christmas in 30 years? - "It has an uncanny resemblance to the East Coast storm last Saturday," meteorologist Paul Douglas posted Monday on his Facebook page. "I want to see one to two more computer runs, but this could be the snowiest Christmas for Minnesota in 30 years."
 

"The heaviest snowfall, 12 to 20 inches, likely will fall in a swath from Minneapolis to the Iowa border and west to the South Dakota border, said National Weather Service forecaster Jim Taggart."

http://www.startribune.com/local/79869182.html?page=1&c=y
Thanks to Steven Woodcock for this link

 
Dec 22

I-5 closed over the Grapevine in southern California because of snow - Again

Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this info. 
"More unequivocal evidence of global warming," says Benjamin.
 
Dec 21

Record-breaking storm closes US federal government - The federal government was closed Monday after a record-breaking snowstorm swept across the northeastern United States.
 

The heaviest snow storm to ever hit the US capital in December, it shut down train and bus service, paralyzed air traffic, blocked roads, and left hundreds of thousands without power, and at one point stretched some 500 miles (800 km) across 14 states, affecting tens of millions of Americans.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091221/ap_on_re_us/us_storm_rdp_103

Thanks to Craig Adkins for this link

 
Dec 21

Philadelphia: A winter's worth of snow in 24 hours - Email from a reader in Philadelphia
Robert - Our latest east coast blizzard was a December record breaker here in Philadelphia (23.2 inches, breaking the old record of 21 inches from 1909).  It was also 2nd all-time behind a storm from 1996 that dumped over 30 inches on Philly. This is more snow than we usually get in an entire winter. 

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/news_breaking/79753317.html?cmpid=15585797

Thanks to Carl Swartz for this link

     Other accumulations include 24 inches in Medford and Atco and in Swedesboro,
     South Jersey; 15.4 inches in West Chester; and 11.4 inches in Newtown.
     And winter is still 24 hours away.

 
Dec 21

East digs out from record snow - The 13.4 inches that fell Sunday at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., more than doubled the date's previous record -- 6.3 inches in 1995.

In New York, the storm dumped 26.3 inches in Upton (on Long Island), a record since measurements began in 1949.

Nearly 11 inches fell on New York City. The storm could be the worst the city has seen since 26 inches fell in February 2006, National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Maloit said.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-snowstorm22-2009dec21,0,6446820.story
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Dec 20

Another Possible Plains Blizzard This Week - As the record-breaking East Coast blizzard finally departs New England, another appears to be brewing for the Plains and parts of the Midwest next week. The exact track of the storm is still in doubt, but locations such as Wichita, Kansas City, Des Moines, and Green Bay may all be walloped by heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions.
See: http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=midwestusnews
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Dec 19

Record snowfall in Virginia
Staunton digging out from under snowfall
The Staunton - News Leader Sat, 19 Dec 2009 12:09 PM PST
Staunton, Virginia -  Residents began digging out from under a record snowfall this morning...


Heavy snow expected to continue through tonight
Culpeper (Virginia) Star-Exponent Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:02 AM PST
Heavy snowfall that began overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, leading to near-record snowfall totals approaching 20 inches for the Culpeper region.

Stagg Bowl Delayed By Winter Storm
WISC-TV Madison Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:15 AM PST
SALEM, Va. -- The 2009 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III football championship game, has been delayed Saturday due to a near-record snowfall.

Thanks to Clay Olson for these links

 
Dec 19 Record snowfall in Washington, DC - and still snowing - The Weather Channel is calling this the "Blizzard of 2009." "Historic," they call it. "Epic." The daily snowfall record in Washington, DC is 10.3 inches. As of noon, the snow measured 14 inches deep, and it was still coming down at one inch per hour. Normally, the area gets less than 16 inches of snow during an entire winter, says meteorologist Mike Seidel.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091220/us_nm/us_usa_weather_snowstorm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091219/ap_on_re_us/us_storm_rdp
Thanks to Tom Chart for these links
 
Dec 18

Up to 18 inches of snow forecast for Virginia -  A precipitation-laden storm headed for the mid-Atlantic region prompted winter storm warnings today from the Carolinas to New Jersey.
 

Up to 12 inches of snow is forecast for Asheville, NC, up to 5 inches for the northeast corner of Tennessee, up to 12 inches in Delaware, and as much as 18 inches in parts of western and central Virginia.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation/AP/story/1388674.html
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=0

 
Dec 18

NYC Preps for the White Stuff  - The National Weather Service forecasts seven to 10 inches of snow for the New York City area over the weekend.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Snow-NYC-Weather-79640492.html
Thanks to Brad Walton for this link

 
Dec 18

Up to 17 inches of snow in Washington, DC - 2-4 inches tonight, 8-12 inches on Saturday, another 2-4 inches Saturday night
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=20012&wuSelect=WEATHER
Thanks to Brad Walton for this link

 
Dec 17

Storm dumps a record 5 feet 8 inches of snow on Valdez
Copenhagen got four inches of snow overnight? Big deal.


"Valdez got more than four inches per hour at the height of the snowstorm that began Monday" says this article in the Alaska Dispatch. "By the time the citizens of Alaska's only oil port finally caught a break, the snow was piled 5 feet, 8 inches deep; over the head of your average American woman, up the nose of your average American man. The National Weather Service called it record. Even then,  residents think the National Weather Service estimate was "probably a little low."

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/news/3334-valdez-socked-in
Thanks to Steven Woodcock, Benjamin Napier, Lenore Smith and Daryl Irwin for this link

     "Read how the writer attempts to shade this," says Benjamin. "Climate Change"      
      (what used to be global warming) causes huge snowstorms!

 
Dec 15 Three more feet of snow in the Cascades - Washington's Cascades received more than a foot of snow last night, says Weather.com. Another 1 to 3 feet is expected tonight.  
Dec 14 Record low "by a wide margin" in northern Nevada
See
Record low by a wide margin in northern Nevada
 
Dec 13

Up to 3 feet of snow in Utah - NATIONAL WEATHER SVC SALT LAKE CITY UT... WARNING IS FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH ... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA... BRIGHTON...  HANNA...SCOFIELD...COVE FORT... KOOSHAREM... FISH LAKE.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS APPROACHING 3  FEET ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES AND UPPER COTTONWOOD CANYONS.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=UT&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 12

Four feet of global warming at Lake Tahoe - "It's DUMPING on the mountain right now!" says their website. This storm has already dumped two feet of snow on the mountain, and we expecttwo more feet in the next 48 hours, says the message on their snow phone (1-800-432-8365.)  
Here's a live web cam from their Heavenly Gondola.
http://www.skiheavenly.com/video-and-interactive/web-cams.aspx
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 11

Snowing 5 to 6 inches per hour - "Blinding snow falling at the rate of 5 to 6 inches per hour is occurring from Redfield to Osceola in northern New York." Another 1 to 3 feet of snow possible by Saturday morning.
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/stormwatch/

 
Dec 11 California - 1 to 2 feet of snow in Sierra Nevadas tonight - So says the Weather Channel. (Sorry, I don't have a link.)  
Dec 11 Record low in Seattle --- beasts previous record of 19 set in 1919 17
Dec 10

17 killed - Snowfall records shattered - More on the way - Temps far below normal  
10 Dec 09 - Midwesterners are bracing for bitter cold and yet more snow as they dig out from a storm that killed 17 people and brought up to 19 inches of snow to some areas.

 

In  Shenandoah, Iowa, temperatures plunged to minus 15 degrees, some 33 degrees below normal. Tonight, wind-chill temperatures could dip as low as minus 25 in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.

 

As for shattered records, Hastings, Nebraska received 10.5 inches of snow, more than 4 times the previous record of 2.5 inches set in 1948, while the five inches of snow that fell in Mason City, Iowa, easily beat the 1997 record of 4.3 inches. (With 20 inches of snow, Flagstaff, Arizona also bested its previous record  - set in 1956 - by 4 times.)

 

Green Bay, Wisconsin's 14.7 inches of snow set a December-storm high, according to the weather service.

See: USA Today Midwest digs out from storm that killed at least 17

 
Dec 10 Record low in Seattle --- ties previous record 23
Dec 9

Record snowfall in Central Wisconsin; storm continues - "The snow continues to fall in Central Wisconsin. Newsline 9's Chief Meteorologist Justin Loew says Wausau tied a snow fall record Tuesday.

http://www.waow.com/global/story.asp?s=11646316
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Dec 9 Record low in Seattle --- beasts previous record of 19 set in 1932 18
Dec 8

Strongest winter storm in 30 years in Iowa and Illinois - NATIONAL WEATHER SVC ... EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDS ... BLIZZARD TO NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF EASTERN IOWA AND NW ILLINOIS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...

IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 10 YEARS SINCE SNOWS AND WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND EXPANSE HAVE BEEN SEEN ACROSS THE AREA. STORM STRENGTH IS ANOTHER MATTER. IT HAS PROBABLY BEEN 20 TO 30 YEARS SINCE THE IMPACTS OF A WINTER STORM OF THIS STRENGTH HAVE BEEN SEEN IN THE AREA.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...MANCHESTER...DUBUQUE... VINTON... CEDAR RAPIDS...ANAMOSA...MAQUOKETA...MARENGO... IOWA CITY...TIPTON... CLINTON... MUSCATINE... BETTENDORF... DAVENPORT... SIGOURNEY... WASHINGTON... WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD... MOUNT PLEASANT... BURLINGTON... KEOSAUQUA....FORT MADISON... GALENA...FREEPORT...MOUNT CARROLL...MOLINE...ROCK ISLAND... MEMPHIS...KAHOKA...

6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW... LOCALLY HIGHER... ALONG AND NORTH OF HWY 30 ... THUNDER-SNOW POSSIBLE TONIGHT ALONG WITH VERY HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR.
See entire forecast:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=IA&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 8

Flights in Chicago canceled as snow moves in; worst still to come - (Excerpts)
Tonight...Snow and sleet accumulation up to 2 inches. Blustery. Temperatures nearly steady in the mid 30s. .

Wednesday...Windy...cloudy. Rain early in the morning. Snow in the morning...then a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Turning sharply colder.
 

Wednesday Night ... Windy. Mostly cloudy. Much colder. Lows 3 to 7 above...except 8 to 12 above downtown. Lowest wind chill readings 10 below to 20 below zero after midnight. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the evening decreasing to 35 mph after midnight.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weather/

 
Dec 8

Record snowfall in Arizona - More than 4 times previous record! - Northern Arizona residents were digging out today from a powerful storm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Flagstaff, more than four times the record of 5 inches set in 1956.  Flagstaff generally receives about 100 inches of snowfall a year.

See entire article, entitled "Northern Arizona Digging Out From Powerful Storm"
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/flagstaff/northern_az_storm_120809
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Dec 7

Large areas of USA under winter & blizzard warnings - Large areas of the country are currently under various winter storm and blizzard warnings during the next two days, extending from California thru Michigan.  
See http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/nationalwarnings.php?map=on
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 

 
Dec 7

Blizzard warning for Minnesota - A BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR... WINTER STORM WARNING FOR MUCH OF EASTERN MINNESOTA...INCLUDING THE ENTIRE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA...AND ALL OF WESTERN WISCONSIN FROM TUES AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDS EVENING.
See entire warning:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MN&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 7 Ice and snow shut down I-5 shut in California - 7 Dec 09 - Interstate highway (I-5) was shut down in both directions tonight, according to the Weather Channel. Officials closed this major north-south highway at 6:00 pm due to ice and snow at Tejon Pass (elev. 4160 feet) on the Grapevine, according to the Weather Channel. The Grapevine is about 75 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Reno, Nevada was buried under heavy snow.  
Dec 7 Expecting two feet of snow in Flagstaff, Arizona - According to the Weather Channel, Flagstaff has already received a half-a-foot of snow, with another 18 inches (1 1/2 feet)expected.  
Dec 7

Urgent - Blizzard warning - Snowfall in excess of 4 feet expected in Colorado -  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO - THIS WARNING IS FOR THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS AND THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK PASS AND CUMBRES PASS.

 A STRONG STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO BRINGING VERY HEAVY
 SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS THROUGH
 TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 4 FEET ARE EXPECTED BY
 LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.


 IN THE LAST 24 HOURS WOLF CREEK SKI AREA HAS RECEIVED OVER 2
 FEET OF SNOW.
 http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CO&prodtype=warnings
 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 6

Snow and record cold in Sacramento - The National Weather Service said today that 2-4 inches of snow is expected at the 1,000-foot elevation, below Auburn and El Dorado Hills, with a light dusting on the streets of Sacramento itself.
 

Cindy Matthews, forecaster, said a dusting of snow is likely to start in the pre-commute hours in Sacramento and should continue off and on throughout the day.
 

Sacramento Valley temperatures are expected to drop to a record 27 degrees, making it the coldest December 7 since 1849, when records-keeping began.

http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/2374422.html
Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this link

 
Dec 6

Massive snowstorm and brutal cold - 6 Dec 09 - Temperatures tonight will plummet well below zero in Billings, Montana, Casper, Wyoming and Dickinson, North Dakota. Cut Bank, MT will see a low of minus 20°.

A  massive snowstorm will send the brutal cold plunging across the rest of the Midwest around midweek, including Minneapolis, Des Moines and Omaha.

http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=midwestusnews
Thanks to Phil Brennan for this link

 
Dec 6

Potential blizzards in CA, UT, CO, AZ, KS, ME, SD, IA, MN, IL, WI and MI
(Maybe we should tell the would-be tyrants in Copenhagen about this ... as if they
really care about the truth)

A Pacific storm "will grow into a monster Monday through Tuesday," says Meghan Evans of AccuWeather.com.

"One to 2 feet of snow, locally more, will bury the mountains of California, Utah, Colorado and Arizona tonight into Tuesday."

"The next stop for a potential blizzard will be Kansas, Nebraska, southern South Dakota,, Iowa, southern Minnesota,  northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan," says Evans. This could bring major travel disruptions along interstate highways, including I-15, I-25, I-40, I-70 and I-80.
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=southwestusnews
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Dec 6

Blizzard warning - up to 4 feet of snow expected in Colorado - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO ... WARNING  FOR THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS AND THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK PASS  AND CUMBRES PASS.

 A STRONG STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO BRINGING VERY  HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MONDAY MORNING... THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 FEET EXPECTED ... DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY HEAVY SNOW...LIFE THREATENING WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.  AVALANCHES  ARE LIKELY.
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=BlizzardWarning
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 6 Record low obliterated in Virginia
6 Dec 09 - Fishersville, VA
"Old record of 18F set in 1969. New record of 11.3F last night. Wow!"
says reader Robert Hoffman.
 
Dec 5

Earliest snowfall ever in Southwest Louisiana - "Melted snow froze overnight on some southwest Louisiana bridges and overpasses, as temperatures plunged into the mid-20s. In the Baton Rouge area, ice closed parts of Interstates 10, 110 and 12 for part of the morning.
 

Up to 4 inches fell northeast of Brookhaven, Miss., and up to 3 inches was reported from Smithdale, Miss., to Fort Polk, La. North Louisiana got small amounts of snow.
 

Meteorologists said southwest Louisiana's earliest snow on record was Dec. 11, 2008, while Mississippi's was Nov. 24, 1938.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6755161.html
Thanks to Craig Adkins for this link

 
Dec 5 Record low temperatures in 17 states
See Record low temp in 17 states
 
Dec 4

Houston braces for half-a-foot of snow - 4 Dec 09 - "Houston this morning broke a record with the earliest snowfall ever recorded in the city's history.

"Forecasters are still hedging their bets on the amount, but say the most likely scenario is 1 to 2 inches of widespread snowfall through the day. Some areas could get up to a half a foot."

See entire article
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl//6750042.html
Thanks to Philip Brennan and Steven Woodcock for this link
        " All due to global warming no doubt," says Phil. 

 
Dec 4

Earliest Measurable Snow Ever in South Texas - 4 Dec 09 - A rare winter storm will wreak havoc on parts of Texas and Louisiana Friday, says this article on accuweather.com. Snow is expected in Houston, possibly all the way to the Gulf coast around Galveston.

The steadiest snow and highest accumulations are first expected just inland from the Gulf coast, then spreading across central Louisiana and Mississippi into Alabama and Georgia.

See entire article:
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=0
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Dec 4

Snow hits desert areas of Arizona and New Mexico
Heavy snow expected in southern New England  - 4 Dec 09 - Over the past few weeks, cold air has plunged down from Canada and extended south across the Midwest and even the Southern states. Last week there were rare reports of accumulations of snow in the desert areas of Arizona and New Mexico.

Accumulating snow is expected from Texas to the southern Appalachians Friday and Friday night. Parts of the Northeast, in particular southern New England, may see heavy snowfall during the weekend
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/news/newsid_8395000/8395461.stm
Thanks to John Brown in Ardrossan, Scotland for this link

 
Dec 4

Rare Snow Sliding Into Southeast Texas, Deep South - 4 Dec 09 - "Thus far, a bit of snow has fallen in Texas, with parts of the Texas Panhandle and the west Texas Plains receiving 1 to 3 inches of snow. The heavier snow has been found in New Mexico, where 5 to 7 inches have piled up.

"As the storm pushes eastward, the snow ... could impact rush hour in San Antonio and Houston. Snow is already falling in Houston ... the earliest snow on record.

 "The white stuff will spread eastward tonight into west-central and southwest Louisiana and even into south-central Mississippi by daybreak."
See entire article:
http://weather.weatherbug.com/weather-news/weather-reports.html?story=10203
Thanks to Troy LaChance
for this link

 
Dec 4

Record snow opens Winter 2009 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - A record snowfall was the opening salvo for Winter 2009, as parts of Ottawa and western Kent counties received up to 10" of snow from a narrow band of lake-effect weather.

 

Another 3-6" of snow will fall through midday in parts of West Michigan, with more snow  expected Monday, and possibly a "true" snowstorm by the middle of next week.
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/first-winter-weather-advisory-of-season
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Dec 1

Snowing in Texas! - Maybe as far east as Houston! - Rare snow will continue accumulating in western Texas tonight into early Wednesday. Carlsbad, N.M. received nearly a foot of snow overnight,  Fort Davis, Texas received 4-8 inches, and Lubbuck could see an inch of snow tonight.

 

Last night, the weather channel forecast as much as five inches of snow in El Paso.
 

Another round of snow will move into western Texas Thursday and Friday - maybe as far east as Houston! - as another storm dives southward through the Rockies.
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=southwestusnews
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link.
               Maybe someone should tell the folks at the Copenhagen climate
               conference about this.
 
Nov 26 US breaks or ties 218 November snowfall records
A couple of these records are over 100 years old
See
US breaks or ties 218 November snowfall records
 
Nov 29

Up to 2 feet of snow possible in NM - A POTENT STORM OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL HEAD SLOWLY SOUTH INTO THE NORTHERN BAJA OF CALIFORNIA TODAY BEFORE TURNING EAST OVER NORTHERN MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. ... MAJOR SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY... MAJOR SNOWFALL IS LIKELY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WITH ONE TO TWO FEET POSSIBLE BY LATE TUESDAY... 6 TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET.
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Winter Storm Warning
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 22

Record lows in Alaska
NORTH POLE, AK   -36.0°F

COLLEGE OBSY, AK   -32.0°F 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 21

Record lows in Alaska
BETTLES AP, AK (PABT)    -47.0°F

GLENNALLEN KCAM, AK   -36.0°F
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 20

Blizzard conditions in the Sierras today - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV… A FAST MOVING  STORM WILL BRING STRONG WINDS AND SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO THE SIERRA TODAY...  LOCAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING… INCLUDING SOUTH LAKE TAHOE... TRUCKEE...  INCLINE VILLAGE…  TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 16 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET... HIGHEST AMOUNTS ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE  TAHOE BASIN… 3 TO 8 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CA&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 19

Record lows in Alaska 

BETTLES AP, AK (PABT)    -47.0°F

TANANA AP, AK (PATA)   -45.0°F

KING SALMON AP, AK (PAKN)    -12.0°F
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 18

Two to three feet of snow expected in Cascades -  NATIONAL WEATHER SVC…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE NORTH AND CENTRAL CASCADES THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY… SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 3 FEET ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTH CASCADES… 1 TO 2 FEET ACROSS THE CENTRAL CASCADES. ..SNOW LEVELS NEAR 2500 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT THEN RISE TO 3500 FEET NORTH AND 4500 FEET CENTRAL CASCADES THURSDAY.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=WA&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 18th

Record lows in Alaska
BETTLES AP, AK (PABT)    -46.0°F
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 17

Record lows in Alaska
BETTLES AP, AK (PABT)   -45.0°F
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 16

Freeze warning for Southeast Texas Panhandle - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX… ALL COUNTIES IN THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT … RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS IN THE WESTERN PANHANDLES TO THE UPPER 20S IN THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE… INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SHAMROCK... WHEELER... WELLINGTON…  (not sure how unusual this is for mid November) http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=TX&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 14

More snow for the Rockies - The heaviest snow – up to a foot at higher elevations - will fall in Colorado Saturday and Sunday, with several inches likely in Denver. Significant amounts of snow are also expected in parts of eastern Utah, north-eastern Arizona, northern New Mexico and southeastern Wyoming.

See: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/2009-11-13-national-weekend-weather-forecast_N.htm

 
Nov 13

Snow in Seattle tonight - A storm system will crash into the Pacific Northwest today, dumping snow, heavy at times, into mountain areas.  Snow levels will likely drop to 500 feet or less, leaving a slushy coating on hillier terrain just to the east of Seattle. Although accumulations are unlikely, snowflakes are expected in downtown Seattle.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=5

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 12

A foot of snow - or more - expected in Colorado - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING ...HEAVY SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING POSSIBLE… A FOOT OR MORE LIKELY BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. ...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... COLUMBINE... TOPONAS... SKYWAY... ASPEN...VAIL... SNOWMASS... CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK... MARBLE... BUFORD... TRAPPERS LAKE
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CO&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 11

Weekend snowstorm for High Plains - A storm moving out of the Pacific Northwest will dump snow from southwestern Montana to northern Colorado on Saturday. Intensifying on Sunday, the storm will generate heavier snow and gusty winds from Colorado to western Kansas and eventually into the northern Texas panhandle.

See entire story:
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=6
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Nov 9

10  to 20 inches of  snow expected in Alaska - A LARGE STORM SYSTEM ...WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE SUSITNA VALLEY STARTING WEDS MORNING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... TALKEETNA... WILLOW... CANTWELL.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=AK&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Nov 9

October 6th snowiest on record in Breckenridge, CO:
This October was the sixth-wettest since 1893, when the record-keeping began.

Snowfall total was 85 percent above the historic average 12.3 inches. The snow melted down to 2.3 inches of water, about 77 percent above average.

 

The average maximum temperature reading for the month, 47 degrees, was a full 8.3 degrees lower than the historic average, based on records going back to 1909.
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20091109/NEWS/911089986/1078&ParentProfile=1055

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Nov 9

Mt. Baker Ski Area opening early
9 Nov 09 – 42 inches of new snow already. Possibly two new feet of snow by Thurs.

See article:
http://www.mtbaker.us/snow-report/opening-day-2009-10

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link
 

See more photos - Nov 7 & 8

 
Nov 9

Backcountry skiing bliss at Mt. Rainier, WA - See photos:

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Nov 9

Stevens Pass, WA - Snow expected every day this week
http://www.stevenspass.com/Stevens/conditions.aspx

 

Stevens Pass webcam:
http://www.stevenspass.com/Stevens/info/mountain-cams.aspx

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Nov 4

Oklahoma: November came a bit early this year - disguised as October
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey lists October as having its second
coldest October on record (7° below average). It was also the fifth wettest
October on record.

See http://ocs.mesonet.org/.

Thanks to C. H. Stewart for this link

 
Nov 2

Record low in Alaska
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS, AK   -22.0°F
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=11&day=1&year=2009&sts%5B%5D=US&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 31

Almost 4 feet of snow in Denver foothills - The largest amount of snow - 3.8 feet - was reported near Pinecliffe in Jefferson County, while Broomfield, north of Denver, received just over 2 feet. Buena Vista in central Colorado reported 19.2 inches.
http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2009/10/31/Denver_foothills_get_up_to_4_feet_of_snow/

Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

 
Oct 30 Two Ft Collins Snow Records Broken, or Established, Depending on your POV
The storm established two new records for Fort Collins, Colorado: biggest single
storm snowfall in October, and the snowiest October on record.
See
Two Ft Collins Snow Records Broken
 
Oct 30 Cheyenne - Snowiest October on record - Nine times normal!
So far this month, snowfall in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has reached
28.0 inches, a new record for the month of October. 
See
Cheyenne - Snowiest October on record - Nine times normal!
 
Oct 29 Total Snowfall from selected stations in Colorado
See
Total Snowfall from selected stations in Colorado
 
Oct 29

Denver: National Weather Service issues blizzard warning - PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH … OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST PLAINS … WILL PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THROUGH EVENING HOURS ... MAJOR WINTER STORM CONTINUES ACROSS THE REST OF NORTHEASTERN COLORADO...

ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF 5 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. SEVERE DRIFTING  MAY CAUSE ROAD CLOSURES IN THE AREA. TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED EAST OF DENVER... INTERSTATE 70 CLOSED EAST OF E-470 AT MILE MARKER 292.

TOTAL SNOWFALL SO FAR HAS RANGED FROM NEARLY 44 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS NORTHWEST OF DENVER TO GENERALLY 15 TO 25 INCHES IN THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR AND 8 TO 15 INCHES FARTHER EAST… THE HEAVIER SNOWS ARE INCREASING NOW OVER THE MORE EASTERN PLAINS.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CO&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Oct 29

October snowfall records broken in Wyoming - A slow-moving storm dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on Colorado and the western Plains on Thursday, breaking snowfall records for the entire month of October in Wyoming, says USA Today. In the Denver area, it was the biggest October snowstorm since 1997.

 

      USA Today doesn't bring up the fact that the storm was a record-breaker
      until the 7th paragraph of their story. I don't know if that was intentional
      or not.

 

Whiteout conditions were predicted Thursday for parts of eastern Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska, and many roads - including stretches of  I-25 and I-80 - were closed.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/winter/2009-10-29-autumn-snowstorm_N.htm

Thanks to Joe Herr for this link

 
Oct 28

27 inches of snow thus far near Golden, CO - 12 miles W of Golden, Clear Creek County.
Heavy snow - 27.0 inches -  reported by trained spotter.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/CO/034.html#REP

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link
     “Impressive winter storm,” says Josh.“But isn't it still Autumn?”

 
Oct 28

‘Major’ winter storm strikes Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming
Five times the normal amount of snow in Cheyenne already ... and here we go again

Blizzard conditions and up to 18 inches of snow were forecast for a wide swath of the Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado plains, says this article on MSNBC. The storm also brought snow to northern Utah’s Wasatch Front.

 

"It's a major early season storm," said Mike Weiland, National Weather Service meteorologist in Cheyenne. "The results are going to be quite a bit of snow and a fairly long duration snow event."

 

With 14 inches so far, Cheyenne had already received almost 5 times its normal October snowfall. The average for the month is 3 inches.  

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33504548/ns/weather/

Thanks to Troy LaChance for this link

 
Oct 28

Huge snowstorm hammers Wyoming and Colorado - Up to four feet of snow possible  Winter storm warnings have been posted for southeast Wyoming, most of Colorado and parts of Nebraska and Utah.

 

With 14 inches of snow so far this month, Cheyenne has received almost five times its normal October snowfall. The average for the month is only 3 inches. Forecasters expect another 12 to 18 inches by Thursday night, and I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne is already shut down. The Denver area could get between 10 and 18 inches, with 4 feet possible in the foothills and mountains west of the city.

 

Winds gusting up to 40 mph will cause extensive drifting and near-blizzard conditions across the Plains, and travel will become difficult or impossible by Wednesday afternoon.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CO&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link 

 
Oct 28

Up to an inch of snow per hour expected across Nebraska Panhandle - A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE PLAINS THURSDAY… WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL WILL ACCUMULATE ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE… SOME LOCATIONS MAY SEE UP TO AN INCH PER
HOUR OF HEAVY SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SANDHILLS THURSDAY AFTERNOON… TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES APPEAR LIKELY WITH AREAS IN EXCESS OF A FOOT POSSIBLE.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NE&prodtype=warnings

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 25

Snowfall could be measured in feet rather than inches - A powerful Pacific storm striking the Northwest today could dump “a serious snowstorm” over the Colorado Rockies and High Plains by midweek, says this article on Accuweather.com.

 

Colorado – including Denver - and parts of nearby Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas will likely see "significant snowfall." Accumulations could be "measured in feet rather than inches over the highest peaks of Colorado.”


This is a “potentially serious weather event.”  Be forewarned if you’re planning travel along I-25, I-70, I-80, or thru the Denver airport.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=6
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 24

More cold on the way – 10-15 degrees below normal - Another storm system will drench western Washington and Oregon beginning Sunday afternoon. It will spread eastward on Monday dumping more snow on the higher passes of the Cascades and northern Rockies. By midweek, high temperatures are forecast to plummet to as much as 10 to 15 degrees below normal over the West and Rockies.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=4
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Oct 22

Snow Blanketing Central Plains – 18 inches in Colorado - The storm left 12 to 18 inches of snow across the mountains of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. The snow will spread into northwestern Kansas and central Nebraska today (about 3-6 inches). Tonight, the snow will expand to SE South Dakota and SW Minnesota.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=3 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link 

 
Oct 22

Up to 8" of snow possible in Northern Maine - A fast-moving storm will spread snow from southern Quebec into northern Maine today, with up to 8 inches possible in far northern Maine. Snow could possibly fall at rates of an inch per hour.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=5

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 21 Four to six times normal rainfall swamps crops
Many areas of the Mississippi Delta have received 25 to 40 inches of rainfall over the past 60 days ... anywhere from 400 to over 600 percent of normal.
See
Four to six times normal rainfall swamps crops
 
Oct 19 Record low temperatures around the USA
Record low temperatures in 18 states - 19 Oct 09
 
Oct 19

Record Low - Waynesboro/Fishersville, Virginia

Thanks to Robert Hoffman for this info

26.1
Oct 18

Freezing temps possible in central Alabama - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED TO FALL TO...OR BELOW FREEZING … TONIGHT ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN HALF OF CENTRAL ALABAMA... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HAMILTON...SULLIGENT...VERNON... FAYETTE... DOUBLE SPRINGS... JASPER...ONEONTA...GADSDEN... ANNISTON...CENTRE...HEFLIN... BIRMINGHAM... HOOVER...COLUMBIANA...PELHAM...ALABASTER...PELL CITY...MOODY... TALLADEGA... SYLACAUGA... ASHLAND...ROANOKE...ROCKFORD... ALEXANDER CITY...DADEVILLE... VALLEY...LANETT...LAFAYETTE
http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ALZ037&warncounty=ALC123&firewx zone=ALZ037&local_place1=Dadeville+AL&product1=Freeze+Warning

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 17

Up to a foot of snow expected in Northeast - A new storm forming off the Carolinas will dump heavy snow across the highest mountains in Pennsylvania, upstate New York and central New England this weekend.

 

Parts of the Poconos and the Catskills can expect up to a foot of snow, with widespread amounts of 6-9 inches. Areas of the Alleghenies into the Green Mountains can expect 3-6 inches of a heavy wet snow, where trees and power lines already stressed by the previous snowfall could to come crashing down. 

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=1 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Oct 17

Coldest Ever 1st Half of October in Minnesota & Wisconsin - Chicago, Minneapolis,
St. Paul, St. Cloud, Eau Claire - the entire Upper Midwest has endured a chilly start to October.

 

“Temperatures during the first half of the month in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Minn. and Eau Claire, Wis., will go down in history as the coldest on record,” says this article on Accuweather.com. “The normal average high temperature over the first two weeks of October in Minneapolis, Minn., is 63 degrees, but this year the average temperature lurked at a mere 47 degrees.”
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=5

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 16

Winter-like weekend for eastern USA - With temperatures averaging 10 to 30 degrees below normal, unseasonable cold will envelop much of the eastern half of the country this weekend. High temperatures will reach only the 40s and 50s across the upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic states both Saturday and Sunday. Up to a foot of snow is possible at higher elevations in Pennsylvania and New York state.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/2009-10-16-national-weekend-weather-forecast_N.htm

 
Oct 16

Record snowfall in Pennsylvania – More on the way - “Numerous snowfall records were broken on Thursday as the rare mid-October snow storm came rolling in,” says this article on Accuweather.com.

Many parts of central Pennsylvania and southern New York report more than five inches, including AccuWeather.com’s headquarters in State College, PA.

An additional 3-6 inches could fall in central Pennsylvania through Saturday. The Catskills and Poconos could receive as much as 9 inches.

See latest snowfall map:

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=0

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 16

Earliest snow on record in Pennsylvania - According to Weather.com, an unusually early storm dumped snow on parts of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey - the earliest snow on record in some areas.
 

State College, Pennsylvania received 4.5 inches of snow, with another 2 inches possible through Saturday morning. The snow, which began falling on Thursday, broke the record for the earliest snow since Oct. 18, 1901, when State College received a mere one-tenth of an inch.
http://www.newsmax.com/us/us_early_season_snow/2009/10/16/273181.html

Thanks to Rick Fulton for this link

 
Oct 15

South Bend, IN: Coldest 1st two weeks of October on record
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGH OCT 14 HAS BEEN 47.2 DEGREES...THE COLDEST FIRST TWO WEEKS OF OCT ON RECORD AT THIS LOCATION.

ADDITIONALLY...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMP FOR THE MONTH SO FAR IS ONLY 54.4 DEGREES...MORE THAN A FULL DEGREE COLDER THAN PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1917. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER.

AT FORT WAYNE...THE AVERAGE TEMP THROUGH OCT 14 HAS BEEN 49.0 DEGREES... TIES FOR THIRD COLDEST START TO THE MONTH...TWO DEGREES WARMER THAN THE RECORD OF 47.0 SET IN 1917.

Thanks to Boris Konon  and Joe D’Aleo for this info

 
Oct 15 Chicago: Chilliest October in 133 years
1“Chicago's average temperature over the month's first 15 days slipped Thursday
to 47.3-degrees---the city's chilliest October open in the 133 years since 1876,” says
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling.
See Chicago: Chilliest October in 133 years
 
  Record low temperatures around the USA
Record low temperatures in 19 states - 12 Oct 09
Record low temperatures in 21 states - 11 Oct 09
 
Record low temperatures in 18 states - 10 Oct 09
 
Oct 12

Shattering records all over Central Washington, Northern Idaho, much of Montana and portions of Oregon - Snow on the way
Wenatchee, WA – “Long-standing records were shattered as temperatures plummeted around North Central Washington on Sunday and into today.

“The Wenatchee Valley set two record lows for Oct. 11: 23 at Pangborn Memorial Airport, breaking the previous low of 33 set in 1990; and 25 in Wenatchee, dipping below the low of 28 set in 1931.

“It’s pretty extraordinary to break records by 10 degrees or more,” said Greg Koch, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane.

“New low records were also set in Plain, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Winthrop, Mazama and Omak on Sunday, and more record-low temperatures were expected to be set this morning, Koch said.

“Wenatchee could see a trace of snow by Tuesday morning, and some mountain areas could get 5 to 10 inches of snow overnight, he said.

 

“Today, the low temperature recorded at Pangborn was 29 degrees, beating out the previous record of 30 set in 1997.

 

Other record lows in North Central Washington on Sunday included:

Omak: 10, obliterating the record of 24 set in 1946.

Winthrop: 12, besting the record of 21 set in 1990.

Plain: 14, breaking the record of 23 set last year.

Moses Lake: 17, shattering the record of 26 set in 2008.

Ephrata: 22, breaking the old record of 26 set in 1990.

 

Koch said temperatures are breaking record lows all over Central Washington, Northern “Idaho, much of Montana and portions of Oregon.”

 

See entire article by Michelle McNiel:
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/oct/12/
record-cold-hits-region-snow-on-the-way/

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Oct 15

Mammoth Mountain, California – 2nd earliest opening ever - 15 Oct 09  

Hi Robert,

 

This was just released a few hours ago. Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort received 24 inches of snow yesterday, and is opening Friday, Oct 16, 2009! This was the 2nd earliest opening EVER! (The earliest was in 1994.)

 

Warm regards, Daryl Irwin

 
Oct 13

Record snowfall in Minneapolis - "The Dakotas, Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and portions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were generally dealing with 1-3 inches of snow with locally higher amounts Sunday into Monday.


"St. Paul, Minn., had 4.2 inches of snow, while Minneapolis got a record of 2.5 inches... The old record was 2.0 inches set back in 1959. It has been 7 years since Minneapolis has received accumulating snow in October !" (Exclamation point was in original article.) 

http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=midwestusnews

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 12

Western Montana cold shatters records -
"We haven't just set new records, we've blown them out of the water."

See
Western Montana cold shatters records

 
Oct 12 Coldest early October ever in Lincoln, Nebraska
12 Oct 09  - Plus, more snow in one day than North Platte
has ever received in the full month of October!
See
Coldest early October ever in Lincoln, Nebraska
 
Oct 10

Cold to shatter old records by 10 degrees or more - A cold outbreak befitting November much more than October has left a trail of broken records across the Rockies, the Plains, and in western Canada.
 

Another night of record-breaking cold is on the way. Monday morning will see many new record lows from northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas to Washington, northern Oregon and southern British Columbia.

 

Single-digit readings will be widespread over Montana and parts of the neighboring Northwest, with temperatures in the teens over a much wider area from the northern Cascades to the northern Plains. “These readings, sometimes 20 and even 30 degrees below normal, will shatter old records by 10 degrees or more in some instances.”

 http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=1

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 10

Record-breaking 17 inches of snow in North Platte, Nebraska
An unusually early winter storm system brought snow to parts of Nebraska and Iowa this morning, with up to 17 inches of snow in the North Platte area.  This is in the top 5 for most snow in a calendar day in October for the Omaha area.  The highest daily snowfall amounts for October in inches are.

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1       5.7      10/31/1991
  2       5.2      10/27/1980
  3       3.5      10/ 9/1970
  4       2.8      10/22/1996
  5       1.9      10/22/1979
  6       1.6      10/23/2002
  7       1.5     10/26/1967
  8       1.4     10/18/1976
  9       0.9     10/24/1981
10       0.8     10/19/1982

     Unless I’m reading this incorrectly, this looks like a record breaker – like the
     most snow on any day during the entire month of October.

 

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=oax&storyid=31777&source=0 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 10 Snow in Nebraska
Hi Robert,
It's 2:00 in the morning.  I just drove home in a heavy snow storm 
from work.  I live in Columbus, NE, about 90 miles west of Omaha.  
It's snowing so hard, I couldn't drive more than 40 miles per hour.  
We have about one inch of snow accumulating outside the house.

Jim Souchek
 
Oct 9

Freeze warning for Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE NORTHWESTERN THREE COUNTIES OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM CDT SATURDAY. .. INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES... GUYMON... DALHART... STRATFORD... HARTLEY...CHANNING

MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO BE EVEN COLDER.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=TX&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 9

30 To 40 Degrees Below Normal - “An unseasonably cold air mass is preparing to invade the northern Plains and Rockies today,” says accuweather.com. “Temperatures will fall through the 20s by the afternoon across much of Montana and Wyoming, as well as the western Dakotas.”  Montana and Wyoming can expect to set “numerous” record lows.

 

The cold then will push southward into Colorado and Nebraska. The high in Denver on Saturday is expected to be in the mid- 30s, more than 30 degrees below the normal high of 69.

 

Billings, Montana can expect a high of 22 on Saturday, 40 degrees below normal.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=4 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 9

Record Cold Heading for Omaha - Much colder temperatures are on their way for this weekend, along with the possibility of snow tonight!

The most likely area to see snow looks to be across northeast Nebraska. Overnight temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 20s over most areas Saturday night. Saturday and Sunday's highs will only be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Record cold maximum temperatures are possible on both days across the area.  Right now, the records are:

 

Saturday 10/10

Sunday 10/11

Omaha

41 (1987)

45 (1946)

Lincoln

41 (1987)

47 (1946)

Norfolk

42 (1932)

41 (1909)


http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=oax&storyid=31695&source=0

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 8

Winter So Soon! Single digits possible - Temperatures will remain well below the freezing mark throughout the day in the western Dakotas, Montana and northern Wyoming, which is almost unheard of this early in the season. The northern Plains and Upper Midwest are also readying for the harsh chill.

 

Overnight lows will drop to the lower teens in places like Billings, Great Falls and Helena, with single digits in the coldest locations.

 

In addition, 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected from southwestern Alberta to western Nebraska, with up to 6 inches in some areas. Ski resorts of southwestern Montana and northwest Wyoming will get even more.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=2

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 8

Record breaking cold and wind chills possible over weekend - A VERY COLD WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO THURSDAY EVENING. … SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY MORNING. FOLLOWED BY STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS USHERING A VERY COLD AIR MASS ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...

 

RECORD BREAKING COLD AND LOW WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND ...STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH … LOCAL WIND CHILLS  APPROACHING 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 8

Hard freeze warning North Dakota – End of the growing season
COLD AIR WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF FREEZING TEMPS TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY NIGHT. A HARD FREEZE IS POSSIBLE...LOWS IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S. ANOTHER COLD FRONT ON FRIDAY WILL BRING MORE COLD AIR... LOW TEMPS  EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE LOW TO MID TEENS IN THE WEST TO AROUND 20 IN CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. THE UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

A HARD FREEZE WILL MEAN THE END OF THE GROWING SEASON FOR
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ND&prodtype=warnings

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 8

Colorado ski resort boasts earliest opening day in 64 years - Arapahoe Basin announced it would open Friday, the earliest opening in its 64-year history.

Meanwhile, Loveland opened for skiing today, its earliest opening in 40 years and the first ski area in North America to open this season.
http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_13498572
Thanks to Brad at WCCO for this link

 
Oct 7

Vegas ski resort to open a record seven weeks early - The 2009-2010 season at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is underway, the earliest the resort has ever opened.
See Vegas ski resort to open a record seven weeks early

Thanks to Brad at WCCO for this link

 
Oct 6

Record low temperatures in Southern California - Record low temperatures reported at Los Angeles International Airport, Lake Arrowhead, Idylwild, Yorba Linda, Escondido and Lake Elsinore, among other places. Some broke records set in the 1920s and 1940s.

To the north, Mammoth Mountain, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe experienced the first significant snowfall of the season this week.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/10/recordlow-temperatures-across-la-area-as-cold-spell-hits.html
Thanks to Tom Chart for this link

 
  Record low temperatures around the USA
Record low temperatures in 10 states (66 records) - 5 Oct 09
Record low temperatures in 12 states (61 records) - 4 Oct 09
Record low temperatures in 15 states (139 records) - 3 Oct 09
Record low temperatures in 20 states (154 records) - 2 Oct 09
Record low temperatures in 15 states (94 records) - 1 Oct 09
 
Oct 5

This may be one for the record books – Bellevue, ID – “This may be one for the record books, not only how early this heavy fall snowstorm is, but the fact that it appears to have created the earliest snow day in the history of the Blaine County School District."
See
This may be one for the record books

 
Oct 5 Record low in Sacramento, California - "A record low was set in Sacramento, California, last night," says reader Jeff Even. "No news coverage of it, of course. Tonight is forecast to be 36 and tomorrow night 38.  Both of these should handily break records as well."
 
Jeff Even
 
Oct 5

Snow accumulations past 36 hours western Montana/north central Idaho
LOCATION         ELEVATION (Feet)    SNOWFALL  (Inches)  
 
FLATHEAD COUNTY MONTANA...
BADGER PASS                    6900                          5.0       
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN     6299                          3.0       
 
GRANITE COUNTY MONTANA...
WARM SPRINGS                7798                          6.0         
PETERSON MEADOWS     7200                        11.0       
COMBINATION                   5600                         4.0         
DEER LODGE COUNTY MONTANA...
BARKER LAKES                  8251                        17.0       
         

SILVER BOW COUNTY
MONTANA...
BASIN CREEK                     7178                           7.0       
 
LEMHI COUNTY IDAHO...
BANNOCK PASS               7300                          12.0       
SCHWARTZ LAKE           8540                            7.0       
WILLIAMS CREEK RD     7500                          10.0       
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/textproduct.php?pil=PNS
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Oct 5

Record low max temps in Montana - 5 Oct 09
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
  
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD       OLD RECORD       YEAR SET
 BOULDER                 37                38              2000
 MILLEGAN              38(TIE
)        38              2000
 BIG
SKY                    35                40              1982
 
 Record high snowfall in Montana
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD       OLD RECORD       YEAR SET
 MARTINSDALE             2.0                1.0           2005          
 CASCADE 20SSE            3.0                0.0           2008    

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/textproduct.php?pil=RER&sid=TFX

 
Oct 5

Record low maximum in Medford, Oregon - RECORD LOW MAX OF 52 DEGREES SET AT MEDFORD YESTERDAY. TIES OLD RECORD OF 52 SET IN 1949.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Oct 5

Record snowfall in Pocatello, Idaho- 5 Oct 09 - RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.5 INCHES BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 0 SET IN 2002.
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/textproduct.php?pil=RER&sid=PIH

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Oct 5

Record snowfall - Billings, MT -  RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.6 INCHES AT BILLINGS MT TODAY ... BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 3.1 SET IN 1972.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Oct 5

Snowing all weekend in California mountains
Hi Robert,
Been snowing all weekend here in Lake Tahoe. Have a feeling it's going to be a long winter!  My God is the Sun, and it pisses me off to no end hearing Gore and his band of anthropogenicists trying to convince me that humans and not the Sun affect our climate.  Anyway, sorry for the rant. Thanks for the awesome site and keep up the great work.

Regards, Chris

 
Oct 5

Unusually cold winter for East Coast - “The USA's East Coast could shiver under a blanket of unusual cold this winter,” says this article in USA Today.  

Temperatures could be 5% to 10% below normal on the East Coast, while other northern states could see a milder-than-usual winter.

 

“The possibility of an extraordinarily cold winter is troubling to safety officials in the Northeast,” says USA Today correspondent Oren Dorrel.
           (See Heating aid could fall short of needs)
 
Forecasters are basing their predictions on El Niņo, a periodic warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean that is expected to be weaker than normal this year.

 

           See entire article, with forecasts for the South, the upper Midwest,
           the central and northern Plains, the Rockies, and the Northwest.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/2009-10-04-winter-cold_N.htm

 
Oct 5

Winter storm warning for Montana - A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR AREAS WEST OF BILLINGS AND THE NORTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS. A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW … THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AND WET … 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW WILL OCCUR OVER THE NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES OF THE BEARTOOTHS/ABSAROKAS. 1 TO 2 FEET OVER THE CRAZYS...THE RED LODGE AND BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS...AND THE NORTHEAST BIG HORNS. 6 TO 10 INCHES OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS… FROM BILLINGS EAST AND SOUTH... 4 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=byz&img=1
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Oct 4

Earliest opening in 64 years.
Arapahoe Basin announced it would open on Friday, the earliest opening in its 64-year history. Loveland opened for skiing today, its earliest opening in 40 years.
http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_13498572 

Thanks to Vern Peterman in Aurora, CO for this link

 
Oct 4

Snow Piling Up from Oregon to Dakotas – several feet in some areas - Portions of southern Montana, northern Wyoming and eastern Idaho will bear the brunt of the storm as it moves eastward from northern Utah over the central High Plains.

 

Between 6 and 12 inches is expected by Monday evening in areas such as Yellowstone National Park, Livingston, Montana and Sheridan, Wyoming.

More than a foot of snow is expected at elevations over 5,000 or 6,000 feet, while a few of east- and northeast-facing slopes could pick up several feet.

 

Lesser accumulations are expected from eastern Oregon through central and northern Wyoming and eventually the western Dakotas.
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=westusnews

Thanks to tommchart for this link

 
Oct 3

Possible record-breaking cold in northern portions of United States
SIGNIFICANT SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL IDAHO AND
SW MONTANA LATE SUN AND MON... EAST TO NE WINDS … SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE CREATING VERY STRONG WINDS ... ATMOSPHERE WILL COOL … AND SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER.

 

HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FORECAST … THE NEW-FOUND CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE ECMWF AND GFS ... INDICATE THAT A HIGH AMPLITUDE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC... STRETCHING NORTH WELL INTO ALASKA.

 

A VERY PROGRESSIVE NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES ... BRINGING COLD... ARCTIC AIR SOUTH FROM THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES OF CANADA INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES ... AND BRINGING A RECORD BREAKING COLD AIRMASS ACROSS WESTERN MONTANA BY FRIDAY MORNING … THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

 

GIVEN HOW ANOMALOUS THIS TYPE OF PATTERN IS FOR EARLY OCTOBER ... CURRENT FORECAST MAY NEED TO BE TEN DEGREES COLDER...IF NOT MORE ... IN ADDITION ...A WIDESPREAD SNOW EVENT MAY BE POSSIBLE COME FRIDAY.

 http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecasts/display_special_product_versions.php?pil=AFD&sid=MSO

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Oct 3

109-year-old record tied for Denver - The temperature at Denver Intnl Airport dropped to 31 degrees this morning. Ties record for Oct 3 set in 1900.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/CO/034.html#REC

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Oct 3

Two to four feet of snow possible - Big Horn Mts, WY - NATIONAL WEATHER SVC
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM … WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WET SNOWFALL TO THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH ADJACENT FOOTHILLS ... INCLUDING COOKE CITY … MAY ALSO AFFECT SOUTHEAST PORTION OF MONTANA ... SUCH HEAVY EARLY SEASON SNOW HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES CAUSING WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.
 
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO TO FOUR FEET ARE
POSSIBLE BY MONDAY ON EAST AND NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES...WITH NOTICEABLY LESS ON WEST FACING SLOPES.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings
 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 2

Record low temps possible in New Mexico - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM ... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FARMINGTON... ESPANOLA...SANTA FE...MORIARTY... ESTANCIA... RATON...LAS VEGAS

VERY DRY AIR...LIGHT WINDS AND CLEAR SKIES WILL RESULT IN A HARD
FREEZE ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU...LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY...THE SANTA FE AREA...AND THE ESTANCIA VALLEY. A HARD FREEZE IS ALSO EXPECTED FOR THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR BETWEEN RATON AND LAS VEGAS..

RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE AT FARMINGTON... ESPANOLA AND SANTA FE THIS MORNING.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NM&prodtype=warnings

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Oct 1

Morning temp sets new record in Michigan - “It was colder this morning in Port Huron than it has been in more than seven decades.

“The Port Huron waste water treatment plant recorded a temperature of 32 degrees at 8 a.m., one degree colder than the record low set Oct. 1, 1935, according to information from the National Weather Service in Oakland County’s White Lake Township.

 

“Today’s temperature is expected to reach 59 degrees. The average high for Oct. 1 is 67 degrees in Port Huron.”
http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20091001/NEWS05/91001005/Morning-temp-sets-new-record

Thanks to Craig Adkins, Benjamin Napier, Harvey M. Haeberle and Steven Woodcock for this link

 
Oct 1

Record low Central Florida - Daytona Beach Intnl Airport reported a low of 58 degrees. That tied the previous record set in 2001. On average, temperatures drop below 60 degrees for the first time on Oct. 18.”
http://www.wesh.com/weather/21169384/detail.html
Thanks to Charles Patrick and Steven Woodcock for this link

 
Oct 1

Chance of snow in Vermont - "This Afternoon: A chance of snow showers before 2pm, then a chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

"Tonight: A chance of snow and freezing rain before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible."
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.544239285537394&lon=-72.81429290771484&site=btv&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en

Thanks to Brian Gettig for this link

 
Sep 30

Heavy snow in northern Utah mountains - UNSEASONABLY COLD PACIFIC SYSTEM … A ROBUST COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN UTAH THIS MORNING ... FIRST SIGNIFICANT STORM OF THE SEASON … THIS WARNING IS FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 8000 FEET… SNOW WILL CONTINUE... HEAVY AT TIMES... WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING… TRAVELERS OVER ROADS SUCH AS GUARDSMAN PASS...THE MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...AND HIGHWAY 39 NEAR MONTE CRISTO SHOULD PREPARE FOR SNOW PACKED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=UT&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 29

Snow down to 4000-foot level in Cascades - A transition from mild summer-like conditions to much cooler weather will begin today, says the National Weather Service. Snow is expected at the 4,500-foot level (at the passes) in the Cascades today, then around 4,000 feet tonight.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/alerts/or.html

 
Sep 27

Wyoming – First hard freeze of season expected tonight - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY... LOWS WILL DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOW 30S...WITH SOME LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY ALONG THE NORTH PLATTE RIVER AND AT TYPICALLY COLDER LOCATIONS SEEING THE FIRST HARD FREEZE OF THE SEASON … INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... HARRISON... CHADRON... ALLIANCE ...  SCOTTSBLUFF...GERING... HARRISBURG... BRIDGEPORT...BAYARD... KIMBALL... SIDNEY... DOUGLAS... GLENROCK...LUSK...WHEATLAND... GUERNSEY... TORRINGTON... CHEYENNE...PINE BLUFFS
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NE&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 27

Cold front,  powerful cold front,  blustery cold front next week
Lots of cold all over the country.

 

Midwest: A blustery cold front marches across the area through Monday.

Northeast: A powerful cold front blows through the region Monday whipping up winds and producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cooler than average highs should persist throughout the remainder of the week. 

South: A blustery cold front drops through the South Monday stalling in central Florida and southern Texas Tuesday.

 

West: A cold front enters the Northwest coast Monday and will eventually bring colder air to the entire western half of the country during the upcoming week.

 

          “Powerful, blustery cold fronts already appearing in early Autumn. 
           Hmmmm....,” says reader Josh Cooley

See The Weather Channel

 
Sep 23

Denali's Eielson Center buried under two feet of snow

"Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park was buried under two feet of snow Tuesday, according to Kris Fister, a public affairs officer at the park.

"Despite the snow at Eielson, which is at an elevation of 3,733 feet, Denali Park Road remains open to private vehicles to the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30. Visitors are advised to call ahead for weather and road information, as conditions can change rapidly at this time of the year."
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/interior/story/946639.html

Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Sep 22

Heavy snow likely over Rockies Front Range - HEAVY SNOW LIKELY OVER THE EAST SLOPES OF THE FRONT RANGE AND THE PALMER DIVIDE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDS…  SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO AROUND 6000 FEET... ACCUMULATIONS BY LATE WEDS AFTERNOON WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 12 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET. 
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CO&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund and Josh Cooley for this link

 
Sep 22 Atlanta floods shatter old records - Just imagine if that had been snow!
Heavy rains exceeding fifteen inches have soaked the Atlanta, Georgia region over the past two days, triggering widespread major flooding and shattering records set as long ago as 1919 ... with the water still rising in some areas.
See
Atlanta floods shatter old records
 
Sep 22 Colorado snow prompts ski area to turn on snowmaking machines early
Light snow was reported Monday in Vail and other mountain towns, and more was expected Tuesday. At least 3 inches of snow fell in parts of the foothills west of Denver.
See Colorado snow prompts ski area to turn on snowmaking machines early
 
Sep 21

'Fall was cancelled and we've gone straight to winter' - Southern Wyoming this morning has already seen upward of 2 inches of snow, said Don Day Jr. of DayWeather, the Coloradoan's weather service. Parts of Larimer County above 7,500 feet saw snow this morning, including Red Feather Lakes and Glacier View Meadows. Snow may fall on Fort Collins later this week
 

"Fall was cancelled and we've gone straight to winter," he said as a joke.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090921/UPDATES01/90921015/1002/NEWS01/
Snow+may+fall+on +Fort+Collins+later+this+week

 
Sep 21 Snow in Colorado mountains today - cold in Denver – The season's first widespread snowfall is expected to hit the mountains today with accumulations of up to 4 inches above 7,500 feet. More than 10 inches of snow has already fallen on Conifer, CO.
See Snow in Colorado mountains today - cold in Denver
 
Sep 20

Freeze watch for Nevada - A NORTHERLY FLOW OF AIR WILL PERSIST FOR A COUPLE DAYS OVER THE STATE AND BRING SOME COLD AIR INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA. THERE WILL BE SOME FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWEST VALLEYS TONIGHT... MORE WIDESPREAD MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NV&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 17

Nightly dustings of snow in Central Rockies – Email from a reader
“Here in the Central Rockies we've been getting nightly dustings of snow on the peaks with 3-4 inches falling two nights ago on Mt. Bross and Mt. Lincoln in Park County, CO, and peak Autumn foliage is only a week or so away.  

 

Some of my autumn shots can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroproxy/3921271069/
Thanks to Josh Cooley for this info

 
Sep 16

Freeze warning in northern Maine - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET- NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK- NORTHERN WASHINGTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA... FORT KENT... FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE... CARIBOU... VAN BUREN... MARS HILL...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK... CHAMBERLAIN LAKE... CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN... MILLINOCKET... EAST MILLINOCKET... PATTEN...MEDWAY...HOULTON... HODGDON... SHERMAN... SMYRNA MILLS... DANFORTH...VANCEBORO... TOPSFIELD
http://www.talkweather.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52420

Thanks to Steven Woodcock for this link

 
Sep 15

Frost advisory for Caribou, ME - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY... LOW TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE MID 30S LATE TONIGHT...WITH AREAS OF FROST FORMING.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ME&prodtype=warnings

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 14

First White Christmas in Years - Email from a reader in Washington
Hi Robert,
I live in Vancouver Washington. The foothills to the east have been of interest to those of us that watch them in the winter. I think that is one person. In the past we could go two or three years and not see any snow on them and when it did snow it lasted just a few days and it was gone.

 

Well, the last two years it snowed in November (I think, I didn't note when it started). However, I did note when the snow was all gone. Would you believe in late June? This last year was the first White Christmas that I have seen in more years then I can remember. This coming winter has me somewhat concerned. I do a large rural paper route in the lower part of the hills and last year was about the most snow I can handle.

 

Thanks for all of the good work you do. 

Robert Smith

 
Sep 10 NOAA: Summer Temperature Below Average for U.S.
Michigan experienced its fifth, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota their seventh, Nebraska its eighth, and Iowa its ninth coolest summer. Records date back to 1895. 
See
NOAA: Summer Temperature Below Average for U.S.
 
Sep 8

It really did snow down to 6000'! - From "Turns All Year," a trip report from Paradise Glacier on Mt. Rainier: "It really did snow down to 6000' and there really was 1-2 feet of it up high!" 

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=14017.0
Thanks to Josh Cooley for this link

 
Sep 5

Freeze Warning in Maine - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...FROM 2 AM TO 7 AM EDT SUNDAY … STRONG HIGH PRESSURE FROM NORTHERN QUEBEC WILL SETTLE OVER NORTHWEST MAINE TONIGHT… AIR TEMPERATURES MAY FALL TO FREEZING OR SLIGHTLY BELOW OVER THE ALLAGASH... WESTERN ST JOHN AND WESTERN AROOSTOOK RIVER VALLEYS... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH... CLAYTON LAKE... MADAWASKA... FORT KENT... FRENCHVILLE...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK... CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN. 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ME&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 4 “Unseasonable” storm bringing one to two feet of snow to Cascades
According to the National Weather Service, "the snow level will fall to around 6,000 feet by Sunday... One to two feet of new snow is expected above the snow level."
See 
“Unseasonable” storm bringing one to two feet of snow to Cascades
 
Sep 3 Waynesboro, VA - 2nd day in a row - record low smashed
        Old record: 48F in 1967
        New record: 44.2F
Thanks to Robert Hoffman for this info
 
Sep 2

South Bend - Third coldest August 31 on record
Hello Robert,
Here is a brief synopsis of August temps here in South Bend.

8/31 - Third lowest temperature for the date in South Bend, IN. The record low is 40°, the 2nd lowest is 42° and 8/31/09 reached 43°.

In August, we had more days where the high didn't break 65°(4) and days that made it down into the 40's(3) than we had days in the 90's(2). The average high was 2.2° below normal, the average low was 1.3° degrees below normal and the mean temperature was 1.5° below normal despite a stretch of 12 straight days with 80+ temperatures. It was also the 6th wettest August on record here with over 7 inches of rain, 3+ inches above normal.
Regards,
David Klink

 
Sep 1 Record lows in 21 states - AL, AR, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO,
MS, NE, NH, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
See Record lows in 21 states – 1 Sep 09
 
Sep 1

“Impressive Late Summer Cold” Across the Carolinas and Georgia
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - IMPRESSIVE LATE SUMMER COLD AIR DAMMING REMAINS INTACT ACROSS THE CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON WITH  TEMPERATURES RUNNING ABOUT 7-10 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE… LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 60S INLAND TO THE LOWER 70S ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST... ANOMALOUS COLD AIR DAMMING PATTERN LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN WEDNESDAY … LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE ANOTHER COOL DAY FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER.

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=CHS&product=AFD&form at=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Sep 1

Frost threat for Great Lakes and Northeast - A strong ridge of high pressure stretching from the Plains will bring frost threats to the Great Lakes and Northeast tonight, with lows expected to drop into the 30s.

 
Aug 31 Record lows in 18 states – Many of these were over 100 years old!
AR, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, WI, WV
See
Record lows in 18 states – 31 Aug 09
 
Aug 31 The Minnesota summer of 69° – brrrr - May portend a colder-than-normal winter
For the members of the Minnesota Sinfonia, the July 17 performance at the Lake Harriet band shell was doubly memorable. But the applause wasn't very loud. "I think most of them were wearing mittens," said Sinfonia manager Raphael Fishman.
See
The Minnesota summer of 69° – brrrr
 
Aug 31

August Ends With Near-Record Cold in Chicago  - The record low for Aug. 31
is 47 degrees, set in 1872.  Overnight Sunday into Monday, the nippy readings
were close, and in some areas even lower.
See
August Ends With Near-Record Cold in Chicago

 
Aug 30 Record lows in 14 states - HI, IA, IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, OK, SD, TX, WI
See Record lows in 14 states- 30 Aug 09
 
Aug 29

Frost advisory across Northern Minnesota - OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 32 TO 37 ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. ...TEMPERATURES AT GROUND LEVEL CAN EASILY REACH BELOW THE FREEZING LEVEL. THE MOST WIDESPREAD FROST IS EXPECTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM GRAND RAPIDS TO TWO HARBORS...INCLUDING BIGFORK...
INTERNATIONAL FALLS...HIBBING...ELY...SILVER BAY AND GRAND PORTAGE.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MN&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Aug 29

Record Low Max Temps across Wisconsin- 29 Aug 09
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI

 

                                     MAX        OLD MAX     YEAR
CITY                           TEMP       TEMP

RHINELANDER          54                59                  1965

ANTIGO                       55                57                  1903

MERRILL(TIED)         58                58                  1915

APPLETON(TIED)      61                61                 1982

OSHKOSH(TIED)       63                63                  1929 

Thanks to David Christian for this info

 
Aug 29

Record low in International Falls, MN - RECORD LOW TEMP OF 34 DEGREES SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN TODAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 35 SET IN 2007.

Thanks to David Christian for this info

 
Aug 28

August in New Hampshire – Temperatures dropping into the 30s
It will feel like mid to end-September
"Great," says this reader. "Obviously the CO2 emissions are so bad they are killing the sun! We need to revert back to more holistic means of traveling such as walking and jogging to save the sun and thus, save ourselves and the planet!"

"Actually the last time we had low amount of sunspot was in 1912," says another reader.  "And may I ask you? What sank that year? and what made it sink?"
See
August in New Hampshire – Temperatures dropping into the 30s

 
Aug 28 Temps dropping into the 30's - and it isn't even September
Email from a reader in New Mexico: "It has really aggravated me how the democratic liberals are pushing the 'climate change' (AGW). You have a new following of people
here in this area of NW New Mexico."
See Temps dropping into the 30's - and it isn't even September
 
Aug 25 Record Low Temperatures in 14 states
See
Record lows in 14 states - 25 Aug 09
 
Aug 24

Record Low Temperatures in 15 states
  
Robert, The National news media as well as the local news is just flat out refusing
    to report this. Let it be a record high and it’s on the TV and radio every 15 minutes! 
    Thanks as always David Christian
See
Record lows in 15 states - 24 Aug 09

 
Aug 24 Record Low Birmingham, AL - RECORD LOW OF 57 DEGREES SET AT
BIRMINGHAM TODAY. TIES OLD RECORD OF 57 SET IN 1997.
 
Aug 24 Record Low Montgomery, AL - RECORD LOW  OF 58 DEGREES SET AT MONTGOMERY TODAY...TIES OLD RECORD OF 58 SET IN 1891.  
Aug 24 Record Low Tuscaloosa, AL -  RECORD LOW  OF 57 DEGREES SET AT
TUSCALOOSA TODAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 58 SET IN 1957.
 
Aug 24

Record Low El Dorado, AR - RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE IN
EL DORADO 57 … BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 58 SET IN 1923

 
Aug 24

Record Low Apalachicola, FL - RECORD LOW OF 66 DEGREES THIS
MORNING AT APALACHICOLA. BREAKS  OLD RECORD OF 68 SET IN 1981.

 
Aug 24

Record Low Jacksonville Fl  - RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 66 DEGREES
SET AT JACKSONVILLE TODAY. TIES OLD RECORD OF 66 SET IN 2001.

 
Aug 24 Record Low Jackson MS  - RECORD LOW  OF 57 DEGREES SET AT JACKSON
THIS MORNING...  TIES OLD RECORD OF 57 DEGREES SET IN 1931. 
 
Aug 24 Record Low Meridian, MS - RECORD LOW  OF 55 DEGREES SET AT MERIDIAN
THIS MORNING... BREAKS  OLD RECORD OF 56 DEGREES SET IN 1997.
 
Aug 24 Record Low Greenville, MS - RECORD LOW OF 57 DEGREES SET AT GREENVILLE THIS MORNING... BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 60 DEGREES SET IN 1945.  
Aug 24

Record Low Greenwood, MS - RECORD LOW  OF 57 DEGREES SET AT GREENWOOD THIS MORNING...  BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 60 DEGREES SET IN 1956.

 
Aug 24 Record Low Hattiesburg, MS - RECORD LOW  OF 58 DEGREES SET AT HATTIESBURG TODAY... TIES  OLD RECORD OF 58 DEGREES SET IN 1957.  
Aug 24

Record Low Vicksburg, MS - RECORD LOW OF 55 DEGREES SET AT VICKSBURG THIS MORNING... TIES OLD RECORD OF 55 DEGREES SET IN 1956.

 
Aug 23

Record lows over the weekend in 9 states

     Thanks to David Christian for this info

 

Record Low Montgomery, AL - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES WAS SET AT MONTGOMERY THIS MORNING… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 62 SET IN 1930.

 
Aug 22

Record cold in South Bend,  IN - RECORD COLD MAX TEMP OF 64 DEGREES AT SOUTH BEND TODAY. BREAKS  OLD RECORD OF 66 DEGREES SET IN 1970.

     As an aside, South Bend averages seventeen days of ninety degrees or higher in
     June, July and August. Assuming we do not reach ninety again in August, we will
     have had four ninety degree days during summer's peak, twice in June and twice in
    August.
Thanks to David Klink for this info

 
Aug 22

Record Low Max Bowling Green, KY - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

IN BOWLING GREEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY

WAS 75 DEGREES… TIES 75 DEGREES FOR THIS DATE SET IN 1949.

 
Aug 22

Record Low North Little Rock, AR - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES SET AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK

TODAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1997.

 
Aug 22

Record Low Joplin, MO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO

RECORD LOW 53 DEGREES SET AT JOPLIN MO TODAY… TIES OLD RECORD OF 53 SET IN 1949

 
Aug 20

Record Rainfall in Joplin, MO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO

RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.45 INCHES WAS SET AT JOPLIN MO TODAY… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 2.44 SET IN 2007.

 
Aug 22

Record Low  North Platte, NE - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 44 DEGREES WAS SET AT NORTH PLATTE NE YESTERDAY… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 46 SET IN 2004.

 
Aug 21

Record Low North Platte, NE - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE 44 DEGREES SET AT NORTH PLATTE TODAY.

BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 46 DEGREES SET IN 2004.

 
Aug 22

Record Low Houghton Lake, MN - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN HOUGHTON LAKE … ONLY REACHED 64 DEGREES… A NEW RECORD FOR THE DATE...BREAKING THE OLD

RECORD OF 65 DEGREES SET IN 1975.

 
Aug 22

Record Low at Gaylord and Traverse City, MI - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE GAYLORD …ONLY REACHED 61 DEGREES… TIES RECORD FOR THE DATE... SET IN 1923.

 

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN TRAVERSE CITY …ONLY REACHED 62 DEGREES... TIES RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE … FROM 1926.

 
Aug 20

Record Rainfall in Duluth, MN - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.89 INCHES SET AT DULUTH MN YESTERDAY.

BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 1.56 SET IN 1884
 
Aug 22

Record Low Temperature in Wichita - The temperature dropped to 53 early
Saturday, a new record low for this date. The previous record was 56 in 1961.

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/54128457.html

Thanks to Bryant Blake for this link

 
Aug 19

“Where did summer go?” asks NOAA - Wyoming temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal - Casper on pace for coolest summer on record
Low temperatures in Wyoming last weekend were 10-20 degrees below average.  Snow fell generally above 9000 feet with a few inches in the Bighorns above 10000 feet. Brrr! 
See
“Where did summer go?” asks NOAA

 
Aug 19 Record Low Temperatures in five states
       
Thanks to reader David Christian for this info.

Record High Minimum Caribou, ME
A RECORD HIGH MIN TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES WAS SET AT CARIBOU ME YESTERDAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1957.
 
Aug 19

Record Low Casper, WY - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY

 A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES WAS SET AT CASPER WY YESTERDAY. ..BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 39 SET IN 1987.

 
Aug 18

Record Low Seligman, AZ  - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF, AZ

Record low temp in Seligman of  37 breaks old record of 40 set in 1980

 
Aug 18 Record Cool High Salina, KS - THE HIGH AT SALINA ON AUGUST 17TH WAS ONLY 74 DEGREES … TIES OLD RECORD SET IN 1981.  
Aug 18

Record Rainfall Amarillo, TX - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.30 INCHES WAS SET AT AMARILLO ON AUGUST 17TH… BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.65 SET IN 1904.

 
Aug 17

Record rainfall in Amarillo, TX for entire month of August - AS OF AUGUST 17 …TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2009 IN AMARILLO IS 8.00 INCHES… EXCEEDS PREVIOUS RECORD FOR AUGUST OF 7.55 INCHES SET IN 1974. WITH TWO WEEKS LEFT IN THE MONTH AND MORE RAIN EXPECTED...THIS … TOTAL WILL LIKELY INCREASE. RECORD PRECIPITATION FOR ANY MONTH IN AMARILLO IS 10.73 INCHES AND OCCURRED IN JULY 1965.

 
Aug 18

Record Low Temperatures in seven states!
       
Thanks to reader David Christian for this info.

Record Low Maximum Grand Forks ND - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE GRAND FORKS INTL AIRPORT YESTERDAY... BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 66 SET IN 2002...1980...1975...1956...1950. RECORDS  DATE BACK TO 194.

 
Aug 18

Record Low Alamosa, CO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... THE LOW IN ALAMOSA AUGUST 17TH WAS 33 DEGREES... BREAKING OLD RECORD OF 36 SET IN 1987.

 
Aug 18

Record Lows in Utah - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... RECORD LOW MAX TEMPERATURES IN UTAH FOR AUGUST 17.

 

STATION                         NEW RECORD        OLD RECORD          YEAR 

ALTA                                      37      TIED                37                        1976

BRIGHAM CITY                   40                               43                         1960

UTAH TEST RANGE           44                               51                         1995

 

RECORD LOW MIN TEMPERATURES IN UTAH FOR AUGUST 17.

 

STATION                         NEW RECORD        OLD RECORD          YEAR 

DUCHESNE                         74      TIED                  74                          2000

 
Aug 18

Record Low Pocatello, ID - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES SET AT POCATELLO IDAHO REGIONAL AIRPORT THIS MORNING. .. PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 40 DEGREES SET IN 1985.

 
Aug 18 Record Low Burley, ID - A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 40 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE BURLEY IDAHO REGIONAL AIRPORT THIS MORNING. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 42 DEGREES SET IN 1985.  
Aug 18

Record Low Lander, WY - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ...A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES WAS SET AT LANDER WY YESTERDAY...BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 39 SET IN 1893.

 
Aug 18

Record Low Casper, WY - THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGREES AT CASPER TIED RECORD SET IN 2002

 
Aug 17

Record Low Rome, OR -  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ...A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 40 DEGREES WAS SET AT ROME, OR YESTERDAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 44 SET IN 1960.

 
Aug 16

Record Low Rome, OR - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ...A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES WAS SET AT ROME, OR YESTERDAY. BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 46 SET IN 1987.

 
Aug 16

Record Lows in Nevada - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV ......RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES SET THIS MORNING...

 

STATION         MIN TEMPERATURE      OLD RECORD      YEAR(S)

ELY                             30                                     34                        1902 

WINNEMUCCA       35                                     35                       1976, 1972, 1954 

EUREKA                    35                                     35                       1987

 
Aug 15

Record Low High Omak, WA - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ... THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT OMAK … WAS 63 DEGREES… SETS RECORD FOR COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DATE… PREVIOUS RECORD OF 66 DEGREES SET IN 1968. RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT OMAK SINCE 1931.

 
Aug 17

Record Low Temperatures in five states!
    
“Once again the National NO-NEWS-MEDIA
       refuses to report on this!” says reader David Christian.


Record-breaking Cold in Colorado - A strong storm system drove unseasonably chilly August air into Colorado on Sunday and Monday (Aug 16 and 17).  On Sunday morning, the temperature at Grand Junction fell to 48 degrees - smashing the previous daily record low of 51 set in 1968.  Denver International Airport plunged to a record-tying low of 47 on the 16th.

South of Grand Junction, the temperature in Alamosa dropped to “an invigorating 34!”
http://www.examiner.com/x-7324-Coastal-Carolina-Weather-Examiner~y2009m8d17-National-Weath er-Highlight-for-8--17--09-Record-cold-temperatures-chill-Colorados-Rockies

 
Aug 17

Record Low in Rawlins, WY - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY ... A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES WAS SET AT RAWLINS WY AIRPORT TODAY… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 37 SET IN 1968.

 
Aug 17

Record Low temps in Northern Arizona - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF, AZ ...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA

 

BAGDAD, AZ   56  (Ties 1949)

PETRIFIED FOREST, AZ      51 (Ties 1978)

 
Aug 16

Another record low in Rawlins, WY - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY ... A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE RAWLINS WY AIRPORT TODAY. THE OLD RECORD OF 38 SET IN 1968.

 
Aug 16

Record High Minimum Grand Forks, ND - 16 Aug 09 -  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT... 

 
Aug 16

Record low maximum Salt Lake City, UT  - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT ... RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED IN UTAH FOR AUGUST 16TH..

 

ALPINE, UT               72                Breaks old record of 76 set in 2005

ALTA, UT                  57                Breaks old record of 61 set in 1990

 

...RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED IN UTAH FOR AUGUST 16TH..

 

ALTA, UT                                   41      Ties 1990

CEDAR CITY AIRPORT, UT   45      Ties 1954

SPANISH FORK, UT                 44      Breaks old record of 46 set in 1987

 
Aug 16

 

Record low in Cedar City, UT  -  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT  ...  A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 45 DEGREES SET AT CEDAR CITY  ...TIES OLD RECORD OF 45 SET IN 1954. 

 
Aug 16

Record low temperature tied in Denver CO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO ... THE TEMPERATURE AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DROPPED TO 47 DEGREES... TIES RECORD SET IN 1978.

 
Aug 14

Another Record High Minimum Grand Forks, ND - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA ... A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES WAS SET AT  GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 66 SET IN 2003. 

 
Aug 10

Record Low Report Alamosa, CO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO

THE LOW TEMPERATURE IN ALAMOSA THIS MORNING HAS BEEN 32 DEGREES. . . BREAKS OLD RECORD LOW FOR AUGUST 10TH...OF 38 DEGREES...SET IN 1996 AND PREVIOUS YEARS.

 
Aug 8

Record High Minimum Colorado Springs, CO - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO ... A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES WAS SET AT COLORADO  SPRINGS TODAY… BREAKS OLD RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1979 AND PREVIOUS YEARS.

 

THE 67 DEGREE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TODAY TIES THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST...LAST SET ON AUGUST 3RD 2008.

 
Aug 16

Frost Advisory for Pueblo, CO - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY... FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM MONDAY… FOR DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT- ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT- SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY- INCLUDING... CENTER... DEL NORTE... ALAMOSA... MONTE VISTA... MANASSA... LA JARA... ANTONITO... SANFORD... SAN LUIS...FORT GARLAND... BLANCA

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=COZ071&warncounty=COC021&firewx zone=COZ224&local_place1=3+Miles+NNE+Sanford+CO&product1=Frost+Advisory

Thanks to David Christian for this link

       “It’s amazing the national news media flat out refuses to report the news when it doesn't fit their agenda!” says David

 
Aug 15

Unseasonably early snowstorm expected in Big Horn Mountains
Winter Weather Advisory - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY

AN UNSEASONABLY EARLY SNOWSTORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000 FEET TODAY AS A STRONG PACIFIC TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE TRACKS EAST ACROSS THE AREA... WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES AT 9000 FEET ALONG WITH UP TO 6 TO 7 INCHES AT 10000 FEET.

 

ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHICH COULD CAUSE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL.

 

CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR DRAMATICALLY COLDER AND WET WEATHER TODAY.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Winter
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Aug 15

Yellowstone National Park – 40% chance of snow

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?minlon=-116.65&maxlon=-110.4&minlat=40.65 &maxlat=45.6&mapwidth=354&site=pih&map.x=322&map.y=74 

Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
Aug 14

Snow possible in Idaho and Montana - Much cooler weather will accompany a storm system moving across the northern U.S. this weekend. At night, lows will be in the 40s over much of eastern Idaho. The exceptions will be in mountainous areas and the Arco Desert where lows will be in the 25 to 35 degree range. Don't be surprised if some light snow occurs on the highest peaks.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=pih&img=2
Thanks to David Christian for this link  

 
Aug 14

Frost Advisory - Medford OR - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... BEATTY... BLY...CHEMULT.. .CRESCENT... GILCHRIST... SPRAGUE RIVER

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ORZ030&warncounty=ORC035&firewx zone=ORZ624&local_place1=3+Miles+ENE+Bly+OR&product1=Frost+Advisory

Thanks to David Christian and Chuck Clancy for this link
     "This time in the lower 48 in mid August!" says Chuck.

 
Aug 14

Interior Alaska hit by early August frost - "FAIRBANKS — An early frost hopscotched across the Tanana Valley destroying unprotected garden produce and flowers wherever it touched down Wednesday morning.

 

"Gretchen Kerndt of Basically Basil, off Herried Road, said Wednesday morning’s frost is the earliest she has ever seen.

 

"Matthew Kidwell, a weather forecaster with the National Weather Service, confirmed that morning lows across the Interior dropped below freezing in some locations. Only one record was set — the overnight low temperature at Eielson Air Force Base of 30 surpassed the old record of 32 set in 1969.

 

"Coldest spots: Goldstream Valley, 25; Salcha, 25; Denali Park Headquarters, 26; 42-Mile Steese Highway, 28; Healy, 29; Eielson Air Force Base, 30; University of Alaska Fairbanks West Ridge, 31; and Fort Yukon, 32.

 

"Below-freezing temperatures in early August fortunately aren’t a common occurrence, but they have happened before." (40 years ago)

http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/interior-alaska-gets-hit-by-early-august-fro st/
Thanks to Lance Appleby for this link

 
Aug 13

Coldest July on record for the nine-state Midwest region, based on preliminary data.  The average temperature for the region was 68.0 degrees, 4.7 degrees below normal. The previous record was 68.9 degrees in 1992, according to Mike Timlin, Regional Climatologist with the NOAA Midwestern Regional Climate Center.


It was the coldest July on record for Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa; the second coldest on record for Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin; the third coldest in Minnesota; and the fourth coldest on record for Missouri. Records for the region date back 114 years.

Timlin says that more than 400 record low minimum temperatures and 1,300 record low maximum temperatures (lowest high temperature) were set during July across the nine-state region.

 

Many locations in the central Midwest did not reach 90 degrees at all during the month. Typically, the number of days with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or above ranges from 10 to 15 from southern Missouri eastward through Kentucky, and three to five in the northern third of the region. 

 

International Falls, MN did not report a single day 80 degrees or higher, and experienced its coldest July on record with an average temperature of 58.8 degrees, breaking the old record of 59.4 degrees set in 1992.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=apx&storyid=30159&source=0

Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
Aug 8

Record low temp in Watertown, NY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES WAS SET AT WATERTOWN NY

TODAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 43 SET IN 1989.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=buf&product=RER&issuedby=ART&format=c i&version=1
Thanks to John Renahan for this link

 
Aug 7

Snow expected over NW mountains in Wyoming
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON, WY
SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY ...  SNOW LEVEL BETWEEN 8500 AND 9500 FEET. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ABOVE 9000 TO 10000 FEET.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WYZ001&warncounty=WYC039&firewx zone=WYZ140&local_place1=Yellowstone+National+Park+
WY&product1=Hazardous+Weather+O utlook

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link 

 
Aug 7

Frost advisory Medford, OR - In early August!
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...FROM 3 AM TO 8 AM SATURDAY.

TEMPERATURES TO DROP DOWN TO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S.

NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES- NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... TULELAKE... DORRIS... BEATTY... BLY... CHEMULT... CRESCENT... GILCHRIST... SPRAGUE RIVER...LAKEVIEW

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ORZ031&warncounty=ORC037&firewx zone=ORZ625&local_place1=5+Miles+ENE+Paisley+OR&product1=Frost+Advisory

Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
Aug 7

Below normal July temps in Jacksonville
Robert,
July in Jacksonville FL wasn't the coolest but we were 1.7 degrees below normal for the month. Strange thing as well is that their (National Weather Service) data is missing for April and May 09 when you try and access it. 

Thanks, David Christian

 
Jul 31 Coldest July on record in many cities in east and central US 
By meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo
In Central Park only one day has reached above 85 degrees so far this summer ... the fewest days above 85 on record at Central Park since records began in 1869.
See
Coldest July on record in many cities in east and central US
 
Aug 1 Western New York Summer Records "Shattered"
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
MANY CITIES HAVE SHATTERED RECORDS FOR SUMMER CHILL.

ROCHESTER...
...PERIOD OF RECORD 138 YEARS (1872 TO PRESENT)

...COOLEST JULY IN 125 YEARS (66.2)...2ND COOLEST EVER (TO 65.4 IN 1884).
...COOLEST JUNE-JULY COMBO EVER (64.9). NEXT WAS 65.1 IN 1992.
...COOLEST YEARLY MAX TEMP EVER THROUGH JULY...86 ON 6/25.
...FEWEST 80+ DAYS THROUGH JULY..12. NORM 35. (PREV MIN 15 IN 1926)
...FEWEST 86+ DAYS THROUGH JULY..1. NORM 15. (PRV MIN 2 IN 1958,2004)
...FEWEST COOLING DEGREE DAYS THROUGH JULY...144. NORM 356.


BUFFALO FULL RECORD...
...PERIOD OF RECORD 138 YEARS (1872 TO PRESENT).
...6TH COOLEST JULY EVER (66.9). COOLEST WAS 65.2 IN 1884.


BUFFALO AIRPORT
...PERIOD OF RECORD 67 YEARS (1943 TO PRESENT).
...2ND COOLEST JULY (66.9). COOLEST WAS 66.8 IN 1992.
...2ND COOLEST JUNE-JULY COMBO (65.7). COOLEST WAS 65.1 IN 1992.
...COOLEST YEARLY MAX TEMP THROUGH JULY...85 ON 6/25. TIES 1996.
...FEWEST 80+ DAYS THROUGH JULY...9. NORM 32. (PREV MIN 14 IN 2004)
...FEWEST 86+ DAYS THROUGH JULY...0. NORM 10. (TIES 0 IN 1996).
...FEWEST COOLING DEGREE DAYS THROUGH JULY...154. NORM 336.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/buf/products/080109pns.htm
Thanks to John Renahan for this link

 
  RECORD COOLEST JULY IN MADISON WI... THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WAS 65.7 DEGREES. BREAKS THE OLD RECORD FOR THE COOLEST JULY.  PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 66.7 DEGREES IN JULY 1891.

IN ADDITION...THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN JULY WAS
JUST 82 DEGREES.  A RECORD FOR THE COOLEST MONTHLY HIGH FOR JULY.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 84 DEGREES IN JULY 1869.
 
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
...ALL-TIME COLDEST JULY ON RECORD AT FLINT...
...ALL-TIME COLDEST JULY ON RECORD AT SAGINAW...
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 65.6 DEGREES THROUGH JULY
30TH... AT FLINT. THE PREVIOUS RECORD 66.9 DEGREES SET IN 1992.
...THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN JULY THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH FAILED TO REACH 85 DEGREES.
 
  ALL OFFICIAL OBSERVATION SITES ACROSS THE MISSOURI OZARKS HAVE
OBSERVED A TOP TEN COOLEST JULY ON RECORD.

VICHY/ROLLA...72.7...COOLEST JULY ON RECORD.
WEST PLAINS...74.1...TIED 2ND COOLEST.
JOPLIN...75.9...4TH COOLEST.
SPRINGFIELD...74.2...7TH COOLEST.
 
  PITTSBURGH WILL FINISH WITH A JULY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE NEAR 69.3 DEGREES. .. FIFTH JULY COLDEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

THE NORMAL PITTSBURGH MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 72.6 DEGREES.

PITTSBURGH HAS NOT HIT 90 DEGREES SO FAR THIS SUMMER. DURING A
NORMAL YEAR...PITTSBURGH HITS 90 ON ABOUT 3 JULY DAYS AND ON ABOUT 7
SUMMER DAYS OVERALL.
 
  SECOND LONGEST STRETCH OF NORMAL/BELOW NORMAL DAYS IN LA CROSSE WI...

ON JULY 30TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 67 DEGREES...7 BELOW NORMAL...THE 33RD CONSECUTIVE DAY IN WHICH THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS EITHER NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL.  TIES SIMILAR STRETCHES IN 1965
 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
...TOP 10 COOLEST JULY ON RECORD IN THE TRI CITIES...

JULY 2009 REGISTERED AMONG THE COOLEST ON RECORD AT GRAND
ISLAND...HASTINGS.
..AND KEARNEY NEBRASKA.

IN GRAND ISLAND...THE AVERAGE
HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 84.6 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW 60.6
DEGREES...RESULTING IN AN OVERALL AVERAGE OF 72.5 DEGREES. THIS
VALUE WAS 3.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...RANKING JULY 2009 AS THE 8TH
COOLEST JULY ON RECORD SINCE 1896...BASED ON 114 YEARS OF DATA.

AT HASTINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
83.6 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW 60.9 DEGREES...RESULTING IN AN
OVERALL AVERAGE OF 72.3 DEGREES. THIS VALUE WAS 3.8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...RANKING JULY 2009 AS THE 6TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD SINCE
1907...BASED ON 102 YEARS OF DATA.

AT KEARNEY REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTED AN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82.4
DEGREES AND AN AVERAGE LOW OF 60.3 DEGREES...RESULTING IN AN
OVERALL AVERAGE OF 71.3 DEGREES. THIS VALUE WAS 3.4 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...RANKING JULY 2009 AS THE 3RD COOLEST JULY ON RECORD SINCE
1901...BASED ON 109 YEARS OF DATA.
 
  AT GREEN BAY WI...JULY 2009 WILL GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE
3RD COOLEST AND 10TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD.

DURING THE MONTH...GREEN BAY ONLY RECORDED 2 LOW TEMPERATURES OF
60 DEGREES OR GREATER DURING THE MONTH. THIS SETS A NEW RECORD FOR
THE FEWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 60 OR GREATER.

AT RHINELANDER...JULY 2009 WILL GO DONW IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE
COOLEST AND 14TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. IN CONTRAST...

AT WAUSAU...JULY 2009 WILL GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE 4TH
COOLEST AND 3RD DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. IN CONTRAST...

DURING JULY...WAUSAU RECORDED 3 DAYS WITH LOWS ABOVE 60. THIS IS THE
FEWEST DAYS WITH LOWS ABOVE 60 IN JULY SINCE THERE WERE ONLY 2 DAYS
DURING 1992. DURING THE MONTH...WAUSAU RECORDED 5 DAYS AT 80 DEGREES
OR HIGHER. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO 1992 WHEN ONLY 1 DAY REACHED 80
DEGREES.


OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST WISCONSIN EXPERIENCED COOL
CONDITIONS.

                             AVE
LOCATIONS                JULY TEMP           JULY RANKING
------------------------------------------------------------------
APPLETON                      66.4            COOLEST
BRILLION                         64.3            COOLEST
STEVENS POINT            63.8            COOLEST

KEWAUNEE                   63.4            2ND COOLEST
LAONA                           59.8            2ND COOLEST
OCONTO                        64.2            2ND COOLEST
SHAWANO                    64.7            2ND COOLEST
WASHINGTON ISLAND            62.9            2ND COOLEST (TIED)

CHILTON                      67.0            3RD COOLEST
WISCONSIN RAPIDS             64.3            3RD COOLEST

OSHKOSH                      67.9            5TH COOLEST
MANITOWOC                    65.7            9TH COOLEST
STURGEON BAY                 65.4            14TH COOLEST
 
  COOLEST JULY ON RECORD IN PEORIA IL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN PEORIA DURING JULY WAS ONLY 70.7
DEGREES. THIS WAS THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD...BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 71.2 DEGREES IN 1971.

THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 75.1 DEGREES.
 
  ...COOLEST JULY ON RECORD IN LINCOLN IL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN LINCOLN DURING JULY WAS ONLY 69.4
DEGREES. THIS WAS THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD...BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 71.3 DEGREES IN 1924.

THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 75 DEGREES.
 
  ...COLDEST JULY ON RECORD FOR HUNTINGTON WV...

THIS JULY WAS THE COLDEST AT HUNTINGTON WV SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1897. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 70.8 DEGREES...BEATING THE OLD
RECORD OF 71.4 SET IN 1963 AND 1967.

AS A MATTER OF FACT...THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THAT HUNTINGTON
MANAGED FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY WAS ONLY 85 DEGREES.
 
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
...RECORD COLD JULY IN PARTS OF THE AREA...

DURING JULY 2009...THE FOLLOWING SITES EXPERIENCED THEIR
COLDEST JULY ON RECORD...

                      JULY 2009          PREVIOUS
                       AVERAGE           COLDEST
     LOCATION        TEMPERATURE           JULY
     --------        -----------         --------
GAYS MILLS WI        65.0 DEGREES   65.0 DEGREES IN 2009 - TIED
PLATTEVILLE WI       65.5 DEGREES   66.3 DEGREES IN 1992
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN WI  66.3 DEGREES   68.3 DEGREES IN 1992
PRESTON MN           65.6 DEGREES   66.4 DEGREES IN 1971
RICHLAND CENTER WI   64.6 DEGREES   65.5 DEGREES IN 1992
THEILMAN MN          64.9 DEGREES   66.2 DEGREES IN 1972
WAUKON IA            65.2 DEGREES   65.8 DEGREES IN 2004
 
  ...COLDEST MAXIMUM JULY TEMPERATURE EVER IN ROCHESTER MN...

DURING JULY 2009...THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE AT ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS JUST 83 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. NO OTHER JULY
SAW THEIR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE COLDER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
85 DEGREES IN 1991...1992...AND 1993.
 
  COOLEST JULY EVER AT JACKSON KY...

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE FINISHED JULY 2009 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 70.6 DEGREES. THIS MAKES JULY 2009 THE COOLEST JULY
ON RECORD AT JACKSON...EASILY BESTING THE PREVIOUS LOW BENCHMARK OF
72.7 DEGREES FROM JULY OF 1996. JACKSON NORMALLY AVERAGE 75.0
DEGREES FOR JULY.

CLIMATE RECORDS FOR THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE DATE BACK TO 1981.
 
  ...ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST JULY AT SOUTH BEND...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2009 WAS 68.3 DEGREES. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD COLD JULY WAS 68.5 SET IN 1996.

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 68.3 DEGREES...4.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 77.9
DEGREES...WHICH IS A RECORD FOR THE COOLEST AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 58.6 DEGREES AND THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH COOLEST FOR AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES.
 
  ...ALL TIME RECORD COLD JULY SET AT FORT WAYNE...

...RECORD LOW MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE SET AT GRAND RAPIDS...

THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2009 AT GRAND RAPIDS WAS
67.1 DEGREES. THAT IS NOW THE NEW RECORD LOWEST MEAN FOR JULY IN
GRAND RAPIDS FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOWEST
MONTHLY MEAN FOR GRAND RAPIDS WAS 67.2 DEGREES SET IN 1992.
 
  ...THIRD COLDEST JULY ON RECORD AT DETROIT...

WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 68.9 DEGREES...JULY 2009 WILL
GO DOWN AS THE 3RD COLDEST ON RECORD AT DETROIT. THE RECORD IS 67.2
DEGREES SET BACK IN 1891...WITH SECOND PLACE BEING 68.8 DEGREES SET
IN 1992.

. ONLY THE FOURTH TIME IN JULY THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH FAILED TO REACH 87 DEGREES. ALSO...18 DAYS DURING THIS PAST MONTH THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW 60 DEGREES...THIS IS THE THIRD MOST ON RECORD...WITH THE RECORD BEING 20 DAYS BACK IN 1891.

DETROIT AREA TEMPERATURE RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1870.
 
  SUMMER 2009 UNSEASONABLY COOL AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF COOLEST AND WETTEST JULYS AND JUNE AND
JULY COMBINATIONS AND RANKINGS AT FOUR LONG TERM CLIMATE SITES.

BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MA OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1872

              AVG TEMPERATURE  DEPARTURE   REMARKS
JUNE 2009         63.3F           -4.7F    6TH COOLEST JUNE TIES 1982.

JUNE/JULY 2009    66.9F           -4.1F    4TH COOLEST JUNE AND JULY
                                           COOLEST COMBO SINCE
                                           RECORD 65.7F IN 1903.

              PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE   REMARKS
JULY 2009       6.90 INCHES   +3.84 INCHES 6TH WETTEST JULY
                                           AND WETTEST SINCE 1982.

- BOSTON NO JUNE OR JULY MAXIMUMS 90 OR HIGHER...TWO DAYS SO FAR THIS YEAR.
- THE LAST TIME A 90 DEGREE PLUS DAILY HIGH DID NOT OCCUR IN EITHER
JUNE OR JULY WAS BACK IN 1996....PRIOR TO THAT IN 1992...1906...1889
AND 1881.
 
  HARTFORD/BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CT OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1905

              AVG TEMPERATURE  DEPARTURE   REMARKS
JULY 2009         70.2F           -3.5F    6TH COOLEST JULY AND
                                           COOLEST JULY SINCE 2001.

JUNE/JULY 2009    68.3F           -2.8F    5TH COOLEST JUNE AND JULY
                                           AND COOLEST JUNE AND JULY
                                           COMBO SINCE 1992.

              PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE   REMARKS
                  TOTAL

JULY 2009      11.17 INCHES   +7.50 INCHES 2ND WETTEST JULY...WETTEST
                                           SINCE RECORD 11.24" IN 1938

JUNE/JULY 2009 17.44 INCHES   +9.92 INCHES WETTEST JUNE AND JULY
                                           COMBO ON RECORD...BEATS
                                           17.42 INCHES IN JUNE/JULY 1938.

- HARTFORD/BDL NO JUNE OR JULY MAXIMUMS 90 OR HIGHER - TWO SO FAR
THIS YEAR.
- THE LAST TIME A 90 DEGREE PLUS DAILY HIGH DID NOT OCCUR IN EITHER
JUNE OR JULY WAS BACK IN 1932....PRIOR TO THAT IN 1920 (NO 90 DEGREE
HIGHS ALL YEAR)...1915 AND 1906.
 
  PROVIDENCE/TF GREEN AIRPORT RI OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1905

              AVG TEMPERATURE  DEPARTURE    REMARKS
JUNE 2009         64.4F           -3.2F     TIED 9TH COOLEST JUNE
                                            WITH 1927 AND 1905.

JULY 2009         70.3F           -3.0F     TIED 8TH COOLEST
                                            JULY WITH 1992 AND 1954.

JUNE/JULY 2009    67.4F           -3.1F     TIED 4TH COOLEST
                                            JUNE AND JULY WITH 1907
                                            AND COOLEST JUNE AND
                                            JULY COMBO SINCE 1958.

              PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE    REMARKS
JULY 2009      10.52 INCHES   +7.35 INCHES  WETTEST JULY BEATS 8.08
                                            INCHES IN 1976.

JUNE/JULY 2009 14.13 INCHES   +7.58 INCHES  2ND WETTEST JUNE AND JULY
                                            ON RECORD...WETTEST JUNE
                                            AND JULY COMBINATION
                                            SINCE THE RECORD 14.59
                                            INCHES SINCE 1982.

- PROVIDENCE NO JUNE OR JULY MAXIMUMS 90 OR HIGHER - NONE SO FAR
THIS YEAR.
- THE LAST TIME A 90 DEGREE PLUS DAILY HIGH DID NOT OCCUR IN EITHER
JUNE OR JULY WAS BACK IN 1996....PRIOR TO THAT IN 1992...1962...1951
1932..1915 AND 1906.
 
  WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT MA OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1892

              AVG TEMPERATURE  DEPARTURE   REMARKS
JUNE 2009         61.9F           -2.8F    6TH COOLEST JUNE

JULY 2009         66.8F           -3.4F    4TH COOLEST JULY
                                           COOLEST JULY SINCE 2000.

JUNE/JULY 2009    64.4F           -3.1F    TIED COOLEST JUNE/JULY
                                           COMBINATION WITH 1958.

              PRECIPITATION    DEPARTURE   REMARKS
JULY 2009      10.81 INCHES   +6.62 INCHES 2ND WETTEST JULY...WETTEST
                                           SINCE RECORD 11.41 INCHES
                                           IN 1938. IT ALSO RANKS AS
                                           THE 10TH WETTEST MONTH OF
                                           ANY MONTH ON RECORD.

JUNE/JULY 2009 17.32 INCHES   +9.11 INCHES 2ND WETTEST JUNE/JULY
                                           COMBINATION ON RECORD AND
                                           WETTEST SINCE THE RECORD
                                           OF 18.80 INCHES IN 1938.
 
  LOUISVILLE KY...ONE OF THE COOLEST JULYS REGION HAS EVER SEEN:

AT LOUISVILLE:
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.....73.4
5 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL
2ND COOLEST JULY ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE...81.1
5.9 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL
COOLEST AVERAGE JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED

AT LEXINGTON:
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.....72.0
4.1 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL
2ND COOLEST JULY ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE...80.3
5.6 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL
2ND COOLEST AVERAGE JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED

AT FRANKFORT:
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.....71.5
3.7 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL
COOLEST JULY EVER RECORDED
AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE...80.5
6.4 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL
COOLEST AVERAGE JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED

AT BOWLING GREEN:
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.....74.5
4 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL
4TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD
AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE...83.2
6 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL
COOLEST AVERAGE JULY HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED
 
  . 2ND COOLEST JULY ON RECORD AT INDIANAPOLIS...
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE IN JULY WAS 70.9 DEGREES ... 4.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD AT
INDIANAPOLIS OCCURRED IN 1947 WHEN THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 70.6 DEGREES.

THE 9TH JULY SINCE 1871WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE READING. THERE ARE NORMALLY 7 JULY DAYS THAT HAVE A 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE.

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 85 DEGREES ON ONLY 3 DAYS DURING JULY. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED BEFORE IN THE 138 YEARS OF RECORD.


THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING JULY OF 79 DEGREES IS THE
LOWEST ON RECORD...SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOWEST AVERAGE
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN 1909. THERE WERE 2 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS IN JULY WHICH IS NOT THAT COMMON.
 
  CHICAGO AND ROCKFORD...
AT CHICAGO...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 78.4 DEGREES ...
5.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. 

.JULY 2009 WILL GO DOWN AS THE 7TH COLDEST JULY ON
RECORD. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR CHICAGO DATE BACK TO 1872.

AT ROCKFORD...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 77.0 DEGREES... 6.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 57.0...5.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 67.0 DEGREES ...5.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

JULY 2009 WILL GO DOWN ON RECORD AS THE COLDEST JULY ON RECORD WITH
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.0 DEGREES.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
69.0 DEGREES SET IN 1915. TEMPERATURE RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1906.

THREE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ALSO BROKEN DURING THE MONTH OF JULY AT ROCKFORD. 
 
  ONE OF THE COOLEST JULYS ON RECORD IN SIOUX FALLS SD
SIOUX FALLS...SIOUX CITY...AND HURON...JULY AVERAGED OUT WITHIN THE TOP FIVE COOLEST JULYS ON RECORD...GOING BACK TO THE LATE 1800S.

AT SIOUX FALLS...IT WAS THE 4TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.6 DEGREES OR 4.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH OF 79.5 DEGREES TIED THE YEAR OF 1950 FOR
THE THIRD COOLEST AVERAGE MAXIMUM ON RECORD IN JULY. THE COOLEST
JULY ON RECORD WAS IN 1992 WITH A CHILLY AVERAGE OF 65.5 DEGREES.

AT SIOUX CITY...IT WAS THE 5TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.2 DEGREES... 4.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
MOST OF THIS WAS DUE TO THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW OF 58.7 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS THE SECOND COOLEST AVERAGE MINIMUM ON RECORD IN JULY.
THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD WAS IN 1992 WITH AN AVERAGE OF 68.6
DEGREES.

AT HURON...IT WAS ALSO THE 5TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.5 DEGREES OR 4.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THE COOLEST JULY ON RECORD WAS AGAIN IN THE VERY COOL JULY OF
1992 WITH AN AVERAGE OF 65.1 DEGREES.
 
 
  ...WORST JULY ON RECORD IN ALBANY NEW YORK...

THE COMBINATION OF COOL AND WET CONDITIONS MADE JULY OF 2009...THE
WORST JULY ON RECORD IN ALBANY NEW YORK. THE 9.91 INCHES OF RAIN
WHICH FELL DURING JULY OF 2009...MADE THIS THE WETTEST JULY ON
RECORD WITH RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1826. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 68.3 DEGREES DURING JULY OF 2009...TIED FOR THE 3RD COLDEST
JULY ON RECORD WITH RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1820.

NO OTHER JULY ON RECORD IN ALBANY...HAD A COMBINATION OF COOL AND
WET CONDITIONS OF THIS MAGNITUDE.
 
  WILMINGTON OH...JULY 2009 AMONG COLDEST ON RECORD...

AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION ENDED UP FOUR TO SIX
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...WHICH PLACED IT AMONG THE TOP 5 COLDEST JULYS ON RECORD FOR CINCINNATI...DAYTON AND COLUMBUS. FOR
CINCINNATI...THIS WAS THE COLDEST JULY ON RECORD. TYPICALLY THE
AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE FOR CINCINNATI IS 76.3...FOR DAYTON IS 74.3
AND FOR COLUMBUS IS 75.1 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE AT CINCINNATI WAS 70.1 DEGREES...OR 6.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COLDEST JULY ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE AT DAYTON WAS 69.6 DEGREES...OR 4.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 2ND COLDEST JULY ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE AT COLUMBUS WAS 71.0 DEGREES...OR 4.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR THE 4TH COLDEST JULY ON RECORD.
 
  ..COOL AND WET JULY ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

IT WAS THE 4TH COOLEST JULY IN NASHVILLE AND THE COOLEST SINCE
1967. THERE WERE 6 LOWEST DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS...EITHER
TIED...OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH.

THIS WAS THE WETTEST JULY IN NASHVILLE SINCE 1984...AND THE 22ND
WETTEST OUT OF THE LAST 138 YEARS THAT RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT.

CROSSVILLE AVERAGED 70.7 DEGREES FOR THE MONTH...3.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
 
Aug 3
Coolest July on record for Peoria and Lincoln - Central Illinois
2nd coldest July on record for Springfield
 
Coolest July in more than 60 years in Central Indiana
2nd coldest July on record in Indianapolis
2nd coldest July on record in Champaign-Urbana (since 1891)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ind&storyid=29929&source=0
 
Coldest July on on record in Wilmington   
 
JULY 2009 Coldest on Record many stations - KY
 
4th coldest July on record in Middle Tennessee
 
3rd coldest July on record in Kansas City and St. Joseph, MO
 
July 2009 one of the coldest in record books MI
 
Eighth straight month with below normal temps - Minot ND
 
Southern New England - One of top ten coldest summers on record 

Tie for coldest July on record - Houghton Lake, MI
2nd coldest July on record - Gaylord MI
3rd coldest July on record - Traverse City, MI (since 1896)
5th coldest July on record - Sault St. Marie, MI (since 1888)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=apx&storyid=30073&source=0

Thanks to David Christian for all of these links
 
Aug 1

All-time cold July in central Illinois - Email from reader
We here in central Illinois according to the U.S. weather bureau in Peoria set an all-time cold July. I have slept with a quilt nearly every night during the month. Normally only a sheet would be required. I used to live in northeastern Minnesota near Ely for several years and I can say I felt as though I was there again. That’s 640 miles north of here! If this jet steam continues through this winter it could possibly be -30, -40, and -50 degrees below instead of the -10 and sometimes -20 that Illinois gets. Not a pretty picture for the land of Lincoln.

 

Dan Toel

 
Aug 1 Coldest July on record in South Bend and Ft. Wayne, IN - It was announced on the local news that July '09 is now the coolest on record for the South Bend, IN area since 1893, when records started being maintained. The average of 68.2° F broke the old record of 68.5° F, set in 1996, also making it only the second time since 1893 that the average for July dipped below 69° F.
 
South Bend and Fort Wayne (round 70 miles to the SE as the crow flies) are the areas in Northern Indiana for which records are maintained. Ft. Wayne reported a record low July as well (see below).
 
 "Warm" ;-) Regards,  David Klink

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
AUG 1 2009...ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST JULY AT SOUTH BEND...
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2009 WAS 68.3 DEGREES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD COLD JULY WAS 68.5 SET IN 1996.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
AUG 1 2009...ALL TIME RECORD COLD JULY SET AT FORT WAYNE...
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2009 WAS 68.9 DEGREES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 69.7 DEGREES SET IN 1967.

 
Jul 31

In New York, this could be the coolest summer on record - For just the second time in 140 years, the temperature in Central Park failed to reach 90 in either June or July.
 

“Depending on Friday’s high," says this article in the New York Times, "this was the second or third coolest June and July recorded in New York. If August follows the same pattern — and the latest forecast through midmonth predicts that it will — this could be the coolest summer on record.”
 

“In the end, this will have been the coolest June and July since either 1903 or 1881.”

 

“One reason for the record-breaking low temperatures was the record-breaking rainfall and accompanying cloud cover. The deluge of more than 16 inches (twice the average amount) made it the second wettest June and July on record, edging 1928. The wettest June and July was 1975, with more than 19 inches.”

 

See all of this article by Sam Roberts

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/01/nyregion/01hot.html?partner=rss

Thanks to Dan Welch for this link

 
Jul 31

Record low in Colorado Springs - 31 Jul 09 – Email from reader

Hi Robert;

 

Here in Colorado Springs we set a record low temperature yesterday (July 30th.) of 48 degrees. We usually enjoy sunny and mild weather this time of year, but the past week has been unusually cool and wet. Our average temperature for the day yesterday was 54 degrees, a remarkable 16 degrees below the normal average of 70 for this date. Many of my friends had their furnaces come on.  Some of the higher mountains north of us received measurable snowfall (above 12,000 feet). Such snowfalls aren't terribly unusual for mid to late June. However, they are all but unheard of in late July. 

 

I noticed on a short hike in a lowland county park this morning that patches of leaves on a number of the cottonwoods had turned yellow already.  Sometimes you see this in late August, but not late July.  I was thinking this might be because of lower TSI and cooler weather.

 

Sincerely,

Jay Curtis
http://www.accuweather.com/us/co/colorado%20springs/80901/forecast-climo.asp?
partner=accuweather&traveler=0&zipChg=1&metric=0

 
Jul 30

One of the coolest, wettest Julys on record in Paducah - Through and including July 27, the average monthly temperature at Paducah was 74.9 degrees. The long-term average July monthly temperature is 78.8. … it appears this will be one of the ten coolest Julys at Paducah. The three coolest Julys are 74.3 in 1967, 75.0 in 1950, and 75.7 in 1971. The coolest July average temperature on record is 74.3 in 1967. 

 

EVANSVILLE: Through and including July 27, the average monthly temperature at Evansville was 73.1 degrees. The long-term average for July is 78.5. …it appears this will be one of the ten coolest Julys at Evansville. The three coolest Julys are 72.8 in 1947, 73.4 in 1967, and 74.2 in 1950. The record coolest July average temperature is 72.8 in 1947.

 

July, 2009 will also  be one of the ten wettest at Paducah. Through and including the 28th, the rainfall at Paducah was 8.08 inches. This ranks as the fifth wettest July at Paducah, with more rain likely. Fourth wettest was 8.68 (in 1938), third wettest was 9.14 (in 1958), second wettest was 9.28 (1928), and the record was 12.47 (in 1972).

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=pah&storyid=29915&source=0

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jul 30

Record low July temps in Indianapolis - The average maximum temperature so far in July is the lowest of record at 79.0 degrees.  

The average temperature for the first 29 days of July is 70.9 degrees…4.6 degrees below normal ... the second coolest of record and the lowest since 1947. 


Indianapolis has seen only 3 days with a temperature of 85 degrees or higher. This has never happened since weather records began in 1871. The previous record was 7 days set in 1875.
 

This July has already set a record for the number of days not reaching 80 degrees. There have been 13 through the 27th.  We may add a day or two more to this total.   The average is 5. The previous record of 12 occurred in 1909 and 1915.  During July a record low maximum temperature was set on the 4th, 19th, and 23rd.  

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ind&storyid=29929&source=0
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jul 30

Coldest July on record in Cincinnati and Dayton - 30 Jul 09
Third coldest July on record in Columbus   

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/iln/headline.php?head=1
Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
Jul 29

Illinois corn crop maturing late because of cool weather - 29 Jul 09 – You’ll have to watch the moaning about near record heat in the northwest. (After all, the Weather Channel believes in man-made global warming.) But then you’ll come to the story about how this summer's very cool weather could mean a less bountiful corn harvest this fall...
http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=4276&from=news_top_video
Thanks to Michael Harman in Fort Worth for this link

 
Jul 27

Coldest July on record in Chicago and Rockford, IL - “Rockford is currently on track to have the coldest July ever on record, currently (through July 26th) running nearly 2.5F colder than the previous coldest July on record. In Chicago, this has been the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront. Even when including the years before 1942, there are only 3 years that had colder Julys to date.

“One of the remarkable things about this July are the number of days with highs temperatures in the 60s and 70s.”

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=29889&source=0

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jul 25 3,000 low-temp records for July! – 1,044 daily record low temperatures have been
broken this month nationwide - count record "low highs" and the number increases
to 2,925, surely to pass 3,000 before the end of the month.
See
3,000 low-temp records for July!
 
Jul 24 Four inches of rain in 30 hours in Norwich, CT
Just imagine if that had been snow!
http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&product=PNS&issuedby=OKX
Thanks to John Granada for this link
 
Jul 24

New York City on Track for 2nd Coolest July since 1869 - This month is on track to be the second coolest July on record in New York City since 1869. So far, July's average daily temperature is 71.7 degrees, some 4.4 degrees below normal. Below average temperatures have occurred on 18 out of the 20 days this month, with no above-normal temperatures.

 

Central Park has only reached 85 degrees once this summer and has not yet reached 90 degrees. If this continues, it will be the first year since 1996 where 90 degrees was not reached during June or July.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/new_york_city_on_track_for_its.html

Thanks to Travis Hill for this link

     “We're already at the peak of summer,” says Travis. “In 2 to 3 weeks, temps
      will start to transition to the cooler end of things.”

 
Jul 21
Gore's hometown: Record cold breaks 1877 record
'Set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president'
– Nashville’s
58 degrees on Tuesday wiped out the previous record low for
the date of 60 degrees, set in 1877. It was the third morning in
a row when Nashville either tied or broke a daily low
temperature record.
See: http://www.climatedepot.com/
 
Jul 20 Record low temperatures in 26 states - 133 New records
AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MN,
MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
See
Record low temperatures in 26 states - 20 Jul
 
Jul 19

Record low temperatures in 31 states - 183 new records
AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI,
MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN,
TX, VA, WI, WV.
And where is the media in this?  The deception continues...........
See
Record low temperatures in 31 states -19 Jul

 
Jul 18 Record low temperatures in 21 states – AL. AR, CO, FL, IA, IL, KS,
KY, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, WV
See
Record low temperatures in 21 states - 18 Jul
 
Jul 17

South Bend and Ft Wayne flirting with Record Cold July Temps - So far, average temperatures in South Bend and Fort Wayne, Indiana are nearly 5 degrees below normal, on pace for the coldest July since records began in the 1890s. 

All-time coldest high temperatures could be realized both Friday and Saturday. 

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=iwx&storyid=29677&source=0 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jul 16

Record Cold High Temperature at St. Cloud, MN - THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 66 DEGREES … THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT ST CLOUD ON JULY 16TH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1894. THE PREVIOUS RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 16TH WAS 69 DEGREES SET IN 1962 AND 1906.

 

MORE RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION ON FRIDAY. 

 

HERE ARE THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES RECORDED AT
ST CLOUD...THE TWIN CITIES...
AND EAU CLAIRE ON JULY 17TH:

ST CLOUD         66 DEGREES IN 1927

TWIN CITIES      66 DEGREES IN 1939

EAU CLAIRE      68 DEGREES IN 1939

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mpx&storyid=29713&source=0

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link  

 
Jul 17

Record low temps in South Bend, IN - All of our local meteorologists have forecast a record low maximum temperature for Saturday. One has called for 66 and the other two 68. The current low maxes for that date are 73 (2000), 74 (1920) and 74(1913). We may also tie or break the record low of 49 according to two of them.

Also, our preliminary monthly data from NOAA has our mean temperature for July at -4.9 degrees below normal with most of the rest of the month predicted to be below normal.
http://www.wsbt.com/weather
http://www.fox28.com/Global/category.asp?C=123724&nav=menu1356_3
http://www.wndu.com/weather/
Thanks to David Klink for these links
 

 
Jul 16

Record cold predicted for Friday in Madison, WI -  “The high on Friday is only expected to be in the low 60s, which would be under the record coldest high temperature in Madison for July 17 of 67 degrees, set in 1900 … while the low on Friday night could drop into the upper 40s, nearing record low territory."

 

Saturday's high, expected to be in the upper 60s, could challenge the record coldest high temperature for July 18 of 68, set in 1924.

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/458551
Thanks to Steven Woodcock, John Williams and Craig Adkins for this link

 
Jul 15 Record low temperatures in 23 states - CA, CO, CT, DE, IL, MA, MD,
ME, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, VA, WV, WY
See
Record low temperatures in 23 states
 
Jul 14 Record low temperatures in 21 states - Al, CA, CT, DE, ID, IN, MA,
MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV
See Record low temperatures in 21 states

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Jul 14 Dig out your snow shovels in the Northeast – Cooler-than-average weather this summer in the Northeast could have people from Boston to Washington, D.C. shoveling snow more often, compared to recent years, says chief meteorologist Joe Bastardi.
See
Dig out your snow shovels in the Northeast
 
Jul 14

Record low in Rochester, NY – Ties record set in 1926 - NATIONAL WEATHER SVC BUFFALO NY… THE TEMPERATURE AT THE ROCHESTER AIRPORT DIPPED TO 48 DEGREES ... TIES THE RECORD FOR THIS DATE SET IN 1926.     http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=BUF&issuedby=ROC&product=RER&format=C I&version=1&glossary=0
Thanks to John Renahan for this link

 
Jul 14

Record low temperatures in Northeast - 14  Jul 09 - As politicians in Washington, DC debate what to do about global warming, Binghamton and Rochester in New York and Hartford, CT experienced record lows for July today. Temperatures in Concord, NH fell to 47-degress, the lowest since 1940. Temperatures in Portsmouth tied the lowest every recorded in July.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-low-temperatures-hit-northeast.html

Thanks to Craig Adkins and Don Vodopich for this link 

 
Jul 14

Record low in Fishersville, VA - Low temp of 52.2F beats old record low, set in 1940, by nearly two degrees. 
Thanks to Robert Hoffman for this info 

 
Jul 14

Low temperature record shattered in Northern Michigan - Joe Charlevoix, Channel 29/8, Traverse City, just reported that the record low of 39F last night in Cadillac and Houghton Lake, MI “shattered” the old record for this date.

Thanks to Tom Meyer for this info

 
Jul 14

More record lows for New England - Another chilly night is in store for New England tonight. “Temperatures may again approach and/or break record levels in some areas.”

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asppartner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=3 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

 
Jul 13

Record low temps at International Falls 2 days in a rowThe eighth record daily low in the city this year
“Temperatures in the northern Minnesota city fell to 35 degrees Monday morning - easily breaking the old daily record of 39, set on July 13, 2007, according to the National Weather Service.

It's the second consecutive day of record-low temperatures in International Falls; the morning low on Sunday also was 35 degrees. Monday's low was the eighth record daily low temperature recorded in the city this year.

http://fox21online.com/news/still-another-record-low-temperature-international-falls

Thanks to Bryant Blake for this link

 
Jul 9

Cool Summer Cuts Chlorine Costs - With pool water temperatures running about 5 degrees cooler than normal this summer, pool owners in the Northeast and Midwest may have noticed that they are purchasing fewer chemicals than normal this year.

 

“Heat breaks down chlorine more quickly, which in turn requires more chlorine to replace what is lost,” says AccuWeather.com’s Gina Cherundolo.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

           “It was still too cold here in South Carolina to go swimming in early June,”
            says Kenneth.  “Normally it's warm enough mid May. “

 
 

Every day of June cooler than usual in Los Angeles
LAX breaks all-time low-maximum record

1 Jul 09 - The National Weather Service says the region has gone through "a fairly noteworthy stretch of cool weather," with downtown L.A. reporting an average daily high of  74.5 degrees, five degrees below normal.

 

At LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), the highest temperature for the month was 71 degrees, the lowest maximum for a June since recordkeeping began in 1944.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12730390?

Thanks to Larry Leach in Star, Idaho for this link

 
Jul 8

Chicago - Coldest July 8 in 118 years - Excerpts - "For the 12th time since June 1, daytime highs failed to reach 70 degrees Wednesday. Only one other year in the past half century has hosted so many sub-70-degree days up to this point--1969, when 14 such days occurred.

 

"Wednesday's paltry 65-degree high at O'Hare International Airport (a reading 18 degrees below normal) was also the city's coolest July 8 high in 118 years--since a 61-degree high on the date in 1891."  

http://weblogs.wgntv.com/chicago-weather/tom-skilling-blog/2009/07/wednesdays-65degree-high-the-c.html

Thanks to Norman Eugene Vermillion II for this link

 
Jul 8

Freak Summer Snowstorm Hits Yonkers, NY - “A wintry mix of hail and heavy thunderstorms downed trees and utility poles in Yonkers last night -- causing
mountains of slush and ice to build up in parking lots and on grassy areas.” Officials called in snow plows to help remove the snow, and extra fire trucks were on hand to
help with the unseasonal cleanup. 

 

See photos: Freak storm hits Yonkers

 

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07082009/news/regionalnews/snow_plows_
remove_hail_after_summer_stor_178218.htm

Thanks to Terry Batterton for this link

 
  Record low temperatures in 46 states during June (per NOAA)
See Record low temperatures in 46 states during June
 
Jul 4

Record low on Mt. LeConte in the Smokies of East Tennessee  

http://weathermatrix.tumblr.com/post/136546508/rt-sercc-cool-july-4th-for-mt-leconte-tn 

Thanks to Rick Fanning, Knoxville, TN., for this link

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Jul 2

All-time snowiest year in Barrow, says NOAA
NATIONAL WEATHER SVC BARROW AK
IT WAS A HISTORIC YEAR IN BARROW FROM JULY 08 THROUGH JUNE 09... THE SNOWIEST YEAR ON RECORD... 77.9 INCHES OF SNOW... ALMOST THREE TIMES THE NORMAL 28 INCHES...THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 75.1 INCHES FROM 1922-1923... THE SNOW BEGAN IN EARNEST IN OCTOBER...WITH 23.2 INCHES OF SNOW...THIS WAS THE
ALL TIME SNOWIEST MONTH.

 

NOV, DEC AND JAN ALL HAD ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL WITH THE MONTHS RANKING 5TH, 11TH AND TIED FOR 5TH RESPECTIVELY... IT WAS ALSO THE ALL TIME SNOWIEST FEBRUARY WITH 11.4 INCHES OF SNOW... A HISTORIC SNOWSTORM FROM THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 30 INTO THE MORNING OF MAY 31 BROUGHT 6.7 INCHES OF NEW SNOW... THE SECOND BIGGEST SNOWSTORM IN RECORDED HISTORY IN BARROW DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

SNOWIEST YEARS (INCHES)            
1. 77.9   2008-09                                
2. 75.1   1922-23                                 
2. 67.3   1925-26                                 
4. 61.0   1992-93                                 
5. 59.8   1961-62        
http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=SXAK79PABR&type=public
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link
 

 
 

Record low temperatures in 46 states during June
Meanwhile, our leaders continue passing laws to combat 'global warming.'
     No, they're not leaders, they're sheep.
          ... Or are they
Judas Goats?
 

538 Records for June 2009 (As per NOAA)
New records: 307 + Tied: 231 = Total: 538
     (Includes state by state totals)
See Record low temperatures in 46 states during June
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Jul 2

More record cold in Michigan
Robert,

A couple days ago it was reported on Channel 9/10 News Traverse City, that Houghton Lake and Grayling  MI had record cold daytime temperatures. Correlates with this article.

Tom Meyer
http://www.iceagenow.com/Deep_Solar_Minimum_Continues.htm

 
Jul 1

Record low in Chicago - Today is July 1 and temp was 57F – They announced on local radio that it is the COLDEST here it’s officially been on this date since 1930!
Thanks to Bob Mann for this info

 
Jun 30

Northeasterners ask, "Where is summer?" - “Cooler weather leading up to the 4th of July weekend across much of the Northeast and Great Lakes will have people wondering again: where is summer?

“AccuWeather.com's Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi says 4th of July week this year will be "cool as cucumber, rather than hot as a firecracker."Cities like
Detroit and Chicago may not even get out of the 60s over the next couple of days!

“Temperatures in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia will all stay near or below normal. Each of these cities has averaged below normal for the month of June as well.”
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jun 29

Record low temperature in Cold Bay, AK - NATIONAL WEATHER SVC COLD BAY AK
THE TEMPERATURE AT STATE AIRPORT FELL TO 30 DEGREES THIS MORNING. THE OLD RECORD LOW FOR TODAY'S DATE WAS 33 DEGREES SET IN 1986.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Jun 21

Once-in-a-century rain in Michigan - Storms batter country from Utah to Maryland
“Tornadoes damaged homes from Kansas to Maryland while flooding forced more than 1,000 concertgoers to abandon their cars and residents in Utah filled sandbags to help keep water and mud out of their homes this weekend.

 

“Late Sunday, tornado warnings were still posted in the Midwest and heavy rain and winds pelted portions of New England.

 

“The worst of the rain hit western Michigan Friday night. Mark Dekelsy of the National Weather Service told reporters that the five to eight inches of rain that fell near Holland, MI, Friday is typically seen just once a century.”

See entire article:
http://www.disasternews.net/news/article.php?articleid=3909

Thanks to Susan Kim for this link

 
Jun 29

Temps to be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than normal - A large pocket of unusually cool air by July standards will settle in over the Great Lakes, Ontario, and Northeast during the middle of the week, with afternoon temperatures averaging a whopping 15 to 20 degrees cooler than they should be at this time of year! Places such as Buffalo, New York and Cleveland, Ohio will only reach the middle 60s.

See entire article by AccuWeather.com senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=6
Thanks to Thomas Loher in southern Germany for this link

“P.S.,” says Thomas. “Here in southern Germany temps have finally reached their normal summertime values along with above normal precipitation. Major river flooding here as well. Interestingly the extended long-range computer models are picking up on a major cool down for parts of Europe similar to the one mentioned above!” 
 
Jun 24

Alaska Winter Weather Advisory - In the summer!
INCLUDING...FORT
YUKON... VENETIE... CENTRAL ... CIRCLE... STEVENS VILLAGE... BEAVER... CHALKYITSIK... BIRCH CREEK... CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS... TWELVE MILE SUMMIT … STEESE HIGHWAY ABOVE 3500 FEET... IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY.

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW 1 MILE … THIS ADVISORY INCLUDES EAGLE SUMMIT WHERE AS OF 2 PM WEDS … IT IS MODERATELY SNOWING WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=AK&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jun 22

Fresh snow on Mount Redoubt in Alaskaright on the Solstice no less!

Email from meteorologist:
“I do not know if snow in mid-June on Mount Redoubt is ‘normal’ or not,” says meteorologist George Harvey. “To me, though, it flies in the face of ‘Global Warming.’”

 

George Harvey

Senior Meteorologist

www.impactweather.com

 

See webcam picture here: 

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/Redoubt_-_DFR.php
 

Jun 23 - A follow-up email from George:
Anecdotal evidence suggests summertime “snow caps” on Mt Redoubt are not uncommon. Looking at pictures archived on the Alaska Volcano Observatory site show that during past eruptive period (1989-90) showed snow on the summit during July and August of 1990.

 

This suggests that snowfall like this does occur at any time of the year.

 
Jun 21

Arizona coolest since 1913 - Thursday was the 14th consecutive day to stay below 100 degrees, the longest stretch of its kind in any June since 1913.

"It's been really nice," said the National Weather Service's Valerie Meyers.
 

“The lower temperatures have allowed people to sleep with windows open and drive with their arms out vehicle windows. Evenings, too, have been spent chatting with neighbors while children or grandchildren play.”  
 

See entire article by John Faherty - The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/06/19/20090619junelovely0619.html
Thanks to Alan Caruba, Steven Woodcock, Benjamin Napier and Bill Pojedinec for this link

 
Jun 21

Summer a month late in Utah - For the last three weeks, we have had weather like Seattle probably gets this time of year. High 60’s, low 70’s, mostly cloudy and some rain most days. It just doesn’t want to become summer! They’re forecasting 80’s near 90’s next week. A month later than usual.

 

Happy global warming.
Doug Kastner, Price, Utah.

 
Jun 17

593 NEW record low max temps for the month of June –
and we’re only half way through the month

17 Jun 09 – Here we sit, with our fearless leaders in Washington DC trying to shove ever more global warming taxes down our throats. This, while low temperature records are being broken across the country. Where is the outrage? Where is the media coverage on this?

 

Many of these records go back to the early 1900s, one goes back to 1884.

 

If you live in one of these states, you need to call your Congressman and tell him/her to wake up! I can’t think of any polite way to put this: We are being screwed. 

 

Total Number of Records for June 2009
New records: 593 + Tied: 214 = Total: 807

 

Record low max temps in 5 states – 1 Jun 09
8 new records and 4 tied
(CO, ME, MI, MN, NY)

 

Record low max temps in 3 states – 2 Jun 09

5 new records and 3 tied

(CO, MT, WY)

 

Record low max temps in 10 states – 3 Jun 09

25 new records and 7 tied

(CA, CO, FL, HI, IN, KS, MT, NE, SD, WY)

 

Record low Max temps in 20 states - 4 Jun 09

22 new records and 19 tied
(AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, IN, LA, MO, MS, MT,
NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, SD, TN, TX, WV)

 

Record low max temps in 24 states - 5 Jun 09
63 new records and 28 tied
 (AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, LA,
 MA, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA,
 TN, TX, VA, WV)

 

Record low max temps in 22 states – 6 Jun 09
84 new records and 19 tied

(AL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, MT,
NC, ND, NJ, NM, PA, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV, WY)

 

Record low max temps in 13 states - 7 Jun 09
60 new records and 10 tied

(CO, FL, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, SD, WI)

 

Record low max temps in 12 states - 8 Jun 09
112 new records and 29 tied
(CO, IA, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, SD, TX, WI, WV)

 

Record low max temps in 15 states - 9 Jun 09
67 new records and 24 tied
(AZ, CA, CO, CT, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM,
SD, VT, WI, WY)

 

Record low max temps in 21 states - 10 Jun 09
65 new records and 36 tied
(AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, IA, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO,
MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, SD, VT, WI, WY)\

 

Record low max temps in 18 states - 11 Jun 09
46 new records and 11 tied
(AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, KS, ME, MI, MT, NE,
NH, NV, NY, PA, SD, TX, WY)

 

Record low max temps in 12 states - 12 Jun 09
17 new records and 10 tied

(AZ, CA, CO, IA, MD, MI, NE, NJ, SD, TX, UT, WY)

 

Record low max temps in 6 states - 13 Jun 09
9 new records and 2 tied
(AK, CA, CO, IA, MN, MO)

 

Record low max temps in 12 states - 14 Jun 09
8 new records and 9 tied
(AK, AL, CO, IA, IL, KS, ME, MI, MO, MS, NE, OH)

 

Record low max temps in 11 states - 15 Jun 09
10 new records and 3 tied
(AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, ID, ME, MS, NH, NM, UT)

 

Record low max temps in 6 states - 16 Jun 09
6 new records and 3 tied
(AZ, CO, IL, MO, NY, VA)

 

Record low max temps in 6 states - 17 Jun 09
5 new records and 2 tied
(CO, IA, MN, NJ, PA, VA)

 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=lomx& month=6&day=0&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link (and for a tremendous amount of work)

 
Jun 16

Twelve inches of rain in one day in North Dakota - Bismarck, ND - A video on weather.com interviews a farmer who measured 12 inches of rain in 24 hours on his farm.  His neighbor’s rain gauges are only 6” high and they overflowed.  Yet the official reports say only this:

 

The National Weather Service said its reports ranged from 5.6 inches at the Bismarck airport since Monday to more than 7 inches east of the city with about an inch falling in an hour Tuesday afternoon.

 

“Now, 12” of rain would = 120” of snow = 10 FEET of snow!!!!” says reader Stephanie Relfe. “Remember, North Dakota was where they had some of the major snow storms.”

http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=10827&from=hp_main_tab2

 
Jun 12

June in Chicago “Coldest since records began” - “So far this June is running more than 12 degrees cooler than last year, and the clouds, rain and chilly lake winds have been persistent. The average temperature at O'Hare International Airport through Friday has been only 59.5 degrees: nearly 7 degrees below normal and the coldest since records there began 50 years ago.”

See entire article by Steve Kahn

http://weblogs.wgntv.com/chicago-weather/tom-skilling-blog/2009/06/chilly-junes-2009-open-one-for-2.html
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe, Craig Adkins, Mike McEvoy, John Williams, Benjamin Napier,  Mark Morano and Steven Woodcock for this link
           
(I was in Chicago over the weekend, and thought the cooler temperature
            was quite lovely.)

 
Jun 16

Bulldozing Hail in New Jersey – It looked as if a blizzard blew through after several inches of dime-sized hailstones piled up. Residents broke out the snow shovels, officials sent bulldozers to clear the streets, and children formed hailballs.

“Plowing snow, ice, whatever you want to call it on a street in Washington Township in June. It wasn't an understatement to say folks in the neighborhood were shocked.

"Never in my lifetime, never," Karen Yates said.

In New York, Central Park has recorded more than 5 inches of rain already this month.

http://wcbstv.com/local/washington.township.hail.2.1045714.html
Thanks to John Williams, Steven Woodcock and John V. Kampen in Granada for this link

 
Jun 10

Tucson, AZ colder than normal - normally it’s 100-105 degrees this time of year, instead it’s 90-98.  I’m loving it but it’s no good for the cotton.  Forecast is for another week of sub-100 degree days. Typically here it’s 100+ degrees from May 15 to Oct 1.  Where is the heat? 

Rob Ferhmann

 
Jun 9

Historic cold in Twin Cities - Minnesota’s State Climatology Office says the temperatures in St. Paul and Minneapolis stayed below for 60 for three straight days, something that hasn't happened in June since June 1-3, 1951.

 

The only other years with three days in a row of high temperatures below 60 in June were 1917, 1935, and 1937.

 

The high temperature of 52 degrees on Saturday set a record as the lowest high temperature for that date.  

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/06/09/coolweather/

Thanks to Jack Rumpel for this link

 
Jun 8

Freeze warning for Maine - 8 Jun 09 - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOUHAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING … INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA... FORT KENT... FRENCHVILLE... BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT... BAXTER ST PARK...CHAMBERLAIN LAKE... CHURCHILL DAM... MOUNT KATAHDIN

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 6 AM EDT TUESDAY...
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ME&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jun 7

Florida colder than normal
Email from reader
Hi Robert,
I don't have actual statistics, but we've been going to the beach the last week (Palm Coast Florida) and we can't remember it every being cold like this.  When a cold wind blows, which it is usually, and the clouds are over, which they are mostly, it's almost cold enough for a light sweater.  And this is FLORIDA in June (admittedly, North Florida - but it is normally VERY hot by now)!!!  The water is also unseasonably cold.   One is chattering after an hour's swim, even at the hottest part of the day.  THIS IS NOT NORMAL. 

Stephanie Relfe

 
Jun 6

Snow in North Dakota - in June - It may have been only a couple of inches, but it snowed  in Dickinson, ND last night, the first time in 60 years that Dickinson residents have seen snow in June.
http://www.kxmc.com/News/386720.asp

Thanks to Phil Brennan, Benjamin Napier, Larry Leach, L. Gordy LaRoche and Lyn Clark for this link

 

California Highway Patrol tells drivers:
Behave "as you would if you were driving in December"
- Chains are required on Highway 108 east of Strawberry, and the California Department of Transportation closed Tioga Pass on Friday because of snow. (I drove over Tioga Pass last week. Beautiful country.)
http://www.modbee.com/local/story/732997.html

 
Jun 6

Record low temperatures in 18 states - 6 Jun 09
New records: 41 + Tied: 25 = Total: 66
(AL, AR, FL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT,
ND, NH, OH, TN, TX, UT, WI)
 http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=6&day=6&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Jun 5

Record low temps in 15 states - 5 Jun 09
New records: 19 + Tied: 18 = Total: 37
(AR, FL, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT,
ND, NY, OK, TX, WI)

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=6&day=5&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 

Record low max temps in 24 states - 5 Jun 09
New records: 63 + Tied: 28 = Total: 91
(AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, LA,
MA, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA,
TN, TX, VA, WV)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=lomx& month=6&day=5&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Jun 4

Record low Temps in 11 states – 4 Jun 09 

New records: 20 + Tied: 18 = Total: 38
(CA, IL, IN, MI, MT, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, WI)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=6&day=4&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 

Record low Max temps in 20 states - 4 Jun 09

New records: 22 + Tied: 19 = Total: 41
(AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, IN, LA, MO, MS, MT,
NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, SD, TN, TX, WV)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=lomx& month=6&day=4&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Jun 3

Record low temps in seven states -  3 Jun 09

New records: 8 + Tied: 7 = Total: 15
(MI, MN, MT, NM, SD, TX, WI)

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=6&day=3&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 

Record low max temps in 10 states -  3 Jun 09

New records: 25 + Tied: 7 = Total: 32
(CA, CO, FL, HI, IN, KS, MT, NE, SD, WY)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=lomx& month=6&day=3&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Jun 2

Below-normal temperatures through mid-June for much of northern U.S.

“Holy frozen petunias, Batman, this is cold — even for us."


“The trend so far in June, and for the foreseeable future, continues a very cold and slow-starting spring across the Northland."

 

“The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting below-normal temperatures through at least mid-June for much of the northern U.S."


“You guys have been cold even by northern Minnesota standards,” said Pete Boulay, assistant state climatologist."
See entire forecast:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/121867/
Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
Jun 6

Year Without a Summer? - According to Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi, areas from the northern Plains into the Northeast will have a "year without a summer." The jet stream, which is suppressed abnormally south this spring, is also suppressing the number of thunderstorms that can form. The ones that do form in areas of the Ohio Valley and West are forming in places with very cold temperatures, which can lead to more electrified thunderstorms than normal this year."

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=netweather&traveler=0&zipChg=1&article=9

Thanks to Thomas Loher for this link
        
A prediction of a "year without a summer" sure fits into the Global cooling
         scenario and the beginnings of a little ice age, says Thomas.
 
Jun 6 Barrow, Alaska sets three records in past 2 days - 31 May 09 - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BARROW AK - ON MAY 30 … 3.6 INCHES OF SNOW …BREAKS THE DAILY OLD RECORD OF 2.1 INCHES SET IN 1933... ON MAY 31 … 3.1 INCHES OF SNOW... BREAKS OLD DAILY RECORD OF 2.8 INCHES ALSO SET IN 1933... ALSO A DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD SET ON MAY 30 WITH 0.18 INCHES... BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.10 INCHES SET IN 1933.
http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=SXAK79PABR&type=public
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link
 
Jun 6

Third snowiest May in Barrow history - 1 Jun 09 - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BARROW AK - MAY WAS YET ANOTHER MONTH OF ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL, TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION...  THE TOP STORY WAS THE AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL ... 9.3 INCHES IN MAY...RANKS AS THE THIRD SNOWIEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY... TRAILS ONLY 1933 AND 1923... ALSO FIFTH MONTH OUT OF THE PAST EIGHT THAT MONTHLY SNOWFALL RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10 FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE MONTHS... MOST IMPRESSIVE EVENT WAS THE SNOWSTORM ON MAY 30 AND 31...6.7 INCHES ... THE SECOND BIGGEST TWO DAY SNOWSTORM IN STATION HISTORY DURING THE MONTH OF
MAY... TOPPED ONLY BY MAY
2 AND 3 OF 1933 WHEN 7.5 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL...

 

IN ADDITION TWO OF THE TOP 10 SNOWIEST DAYS IN THE MONTH OF MAY OCCURRED DURING THE END OF THE MONTH ...3.6 INCHES OF SNOW ON MAY 30 RANKS AS THE FIFTH LARGEST DAILY SNOWFALL IN MAY...3.1 INCHES ON MAY 31 WAS THE SEVENTH BIGGEST SNOWFALL IN MAY...BOTH WERE DAILY RECORDS ...RECORD SNOWFALL ALSO ON MAY 28 WHEN 0.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL...SINCE THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY THERE HAS BEEN 35.3 INCHES OF SNOW... THE SECOND SNOWIEST START TO THE YEAR IN STATION HISTORY TRAILING ONLY 1963 WITH 41.3 INCHES OF SNOW...

 

OCT 2008 THROUGH THIS MAY RANKS AS SNOWIEST PERIOD BY FAR... 75.9 INCHES ... 16.5 INCHES MORE THAN THE 59.4 INCHES THAT FELL FROM OCT 1925 TO MAY 1926... ALSO THE FIFTH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD... THE WETTEST MAY SINCE 1969...8 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH...THE MOST DAILY PRECIPITATION FELL ON MAY 30 … SO FAR FOR THE YEAR ... 1.43 INCHES OF RAIN... THE FIFTH WETTEST YEAR SO FAR AND THE WETTEST SINCE 1982...THE MONTH WAS ALSO WARM ... WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 25.5 DEGREES OR 5.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL... THE SIXTH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD TIED WITH 1963...
http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=ABAK34PABR&type=public

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Jun 5

Frost expected across northern Wisconsin tonight - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY, WI ... AN UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR MASS … AREAS OF FROST EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN TONIGHT...SOME PATCHY FROST POSSIBLE FURTHER SOUTH… INCLUDING ...EAGLE RIVER... RHINELANDER...CRANDON... TOMAHAWK... ANTIGO
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=WI&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jun 5

Winter weather advisory: Rocky Mountains and central Montana - SPRING SNOW TO IMPACT ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND CENTRAL MONTANA MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROWNING...CUT BANK...CHOTEAU... WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...  MEASURABLE SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT LATER THIS EVENING AND SPREAD INTO THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL MONTANA AFTER MIDNIGHT. .. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 5000 FEET ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BELOW 5000 FEET AND INTO EASTERN GLACIER COUNTY. FARTHER  SOUTH... ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL MONTANA WILL RECEIVE 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

      “Still winter in some parts,” says Kenneth, “and in 3 months we'll be in fall again!”

 
Jun 4

Winter Weather Advisory for California Mountains - 4 Jun 09 - WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.. .CHESTER... QUINCY... BLUE CANYON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE… HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ABOVE 7500 FEET FOR THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK.

THE HEAVIEST PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY MORNING VER THE WESTERN SLOPES… 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW LIKELY ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

CARSON PASS...EBBETS PASS AND SONORA PASS... ARE ALL EXPECTED TO BE IMPACTED BY SNOW ON FRIDAY. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER THESE PARTICULAR SIERRA NEVADA PASSES.

 

CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ENCOUNTER WINTRY WEATHER FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.
http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ068&warncounty=CAC089&firewx zone=CAZ268&local_place1=9+Miles+SW+Burney+CA&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory

Thanks to David Christian and Kenneth Lund for this link
          “I can't remember seeing anything like this in CA in June!” says David.
           This is especially interesting to me (Robert), because I drove over the
           Sonora Pass just last week.
 
Jun 2 Freeze warning for northern Minnesota
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=dlh&map.x=109&map.y=11
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=dlh&map.x=135&map.y=122
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=dlh&map.x=189&map.y=68
Thanks to Benjamin Napier for these links
 
Jun 1

Record low temperatures in seven states – Where is the media?
New records: 17 + Tied records: 10 = Total: 27
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=6&day=1&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jun 1

North Carolina breaks May rainfall records – 16-inch totals reported
Here are some NWS co-op weather station totals; however, much higher totals are reported especially in Wilkes County and along the eastern escarpment of the Appalachians up to the crest of the Blue Ridge where 16"+ totals have been reported.
Mt. Mitchell, 12.86"
Lenoir, 9.50"
Boone, 9.33"
Spruce Pine, 9.12"
Jefferson, 8.74"
North Wilkesboro, 8.63"
Waynesville, 8.37"
Beech Mtn, 8.09"
Asheville, 7.71"
Black Mtn, 6.05"
http://www.averyweather.com/Forecast/Newland
Thanks to Robert Branch for this link

 
May 31

June freeze watch for much of New York state and southern Vermont - Observer-Dispatch - A frost advisory has been issued for much of New York state, including Oneida County. A hard frost is likely. “Memorial Day has always been the rule of thumb for planting in the garden,” said Brad Alcott, owner of Alcott's Greenhouses in Waterville. “So June 1 is definitely late."
http://www.uticaod.com/archive/x1175994993/May-to-go-out-under-a-freeze-watch
Thanks to Craig Adkins, Jim Stoffaire, Travis Hill, Thomas Loher, Phil Brennan and Steven Woodcock for this link


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING FOR THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS...WARREN COUNTY...AND SOUTHERN VERMONT
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW FREEZING LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING...WHICH WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD FROST. WITH AN UNSEASONABLE COLD AIR MASS MOVING IN...
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NY&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 

And according the Star-Ledger, nighttime frost could also hit northwest N.J.

Thanks to Alan Caruba for this info

 
May 25

Memorial Day weekend finds Oregon's high country camp and picnic spots buried beneath 8 feet of snow – “Even at lower elevations, some roads are blocked by large, impassable drifts.

 

"Some of our more popular spots are snowed-in still," said Rick Acosta, a

Forest Service spokesman. "A lot of those campgrounds are normally open for Memorial

Day, but this year, they are not."  

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/05/camping_this_weekend_many_oreg.html

Thanks to Becky Khan for this link

 
May 21

Record low temperatures in 15 states –  still no mention in the media
New record lows: 30 + Tied: 21 = Total: 51
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=5&day=21&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
May 20

Record low temperatures in 21 states -and still no word from the media
20 May 09 - Several of these records are more than 100 years old 
New records: 55 + Tied: 30 = Total: 85
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint&month=5&day=20&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
May 19

Record low temperatures in 28 states! – and nary a peep from the media
19 May 09 – “Wow,  99 new record lows in 28 states - more than half of the states!” says reader Chuck Clancy. “Curious, isn’t it, how we hear nothing about them. A person actually has to search for them! Many of these records are over 100 years old, and a few 115 years old.”

        If there had been record warmth in 28 states, your would have seen "we're-
        causing-global-warming" headlines plastered across the front page of almost
        every newspaper in the country, and TV hosts would have gleefully announced
        the dire news. . . . But had you even heard about this?

 

Total Number of Records for May 19, 2009
New: 99 + Tied: 66 = Total: 165 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=5&day=19&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
May 18

Record cold highs shattered in SC, GA - going back to 1875
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC - IT HAS BEEN A CHILLY AND RAW DAY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. TEMPERATURES HAVE STRUGGLED TO REACH THE MID-UPPER 50S IN MANY AREAS... IT DOES APPEAR THE RECORD LOW MAXES AT ALL THREE  SITES WILL BE SHATTERED. THE RECORD LOW MAX AT THE SAVANNAH AIRPORT DATES BACK TO 1875... A TESTAMENT OF HOW UNUSUAL THIS PATTERN IS FOR MID MAY.

RECORD LOW MAXES FOR MAY 18TH...
CHARLESTON AIRPORT... 70/1934
DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.. 69/1973
SAVANNAH AIRPORT..... 71/1875 

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=CHS&product=AFD&form at=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info
 
May 18

Record low temperatures in 24 states - Coldest in more than 100 years in many areas
166 records tied or broken  (New: 97 + Tied: 69 = Total: 166)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=5&day=18&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
May 18

Frost advisory for Nashville - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  FROST ADVISORY... A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM POSITIONED ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE WILL ALLOW FOR CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT... WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO FALL BETWEEN 33 AND 36 DEGREES IN LOW LYING AREAS...DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON TUESDAY.  
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=TN&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info
        “This is something you hardly hear this time of year this far south,” says Ken.

 
May 15

Midwest, Northeast Frost Threat - A hard freeze is sure to kill any outdoor plants in the upper Great Lakes Saturday night. Temperatures will dip into the 20s throughout this area. The threat for a frost or freeze will expand to the lower Great Lakes and interior Northeast Sunday and Monday nights.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=4
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
May 15

North Dakota freeze warning - AN UNSEASONABLE MASS OF COLD AIR WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT AS COLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE DROPS OUT OF CANADA... TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA BY EARLY SAT MORNING… COULD SEVERELY DAMAGE DELICATE VEGETATION.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy and Kenneth Lund for this info

 
May 15

Idaho freeze warming - UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY... POCATELLO... BLACKFOOT...FORT HALL...AMERICAN FALLS

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH... IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT MORNING.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
May 14

 

Record snowfall in three states

 

 

14 May 2009

Record
New (4)
Tied (0)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

RED LAKE FALLS, MN

0.1 in

Trace

2000

96

PEMBINA, ND

0.1 in

Trace

1946

111

HOLDEN VILLAGE, WA

1.7 in

Trace

1974

46

PLAIN, WA

0.5 in

0.0 in

2008

72

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=5&day=14&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
May 13

Record snowfall in 5 states

13 May 2009

Record
New (8)
Tied (0)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

LEADORE NO.2, ID

0.9 in

Trace

1967

43

PORT OF MORGAN, MT

3.0 in

0.0 in

2008

33

GLASGOW INTL AP, MT (KGGW)

1.5 in

Trace

1974

66

GREAT FALLS AP, MT (KGTF)

1.3 in

0.2 in

1955

61

CHINOOK, MT

1.0 in

0.0 in

2008

113

SIMPSON 6 N WILDHORSE, MT

1.0 in

0.0 in

2008

78

FT ASSINNIBOINE, MT

0.1 in

0.0 in

2008

92

GREAT FALLS 16ST, MT

0.1 in

Trace

1946

117

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=5&day=13&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
May 13

Jacksonville Fl - 7th coldest winter on record

Gainesville, F - 5th Coldest winter on record 

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jax/event_writeups/winter08_09_final/index.html
Thanks to David Christian for this link

 
May 12

Hard freeze expected across Northern Lower Michigan -  INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PETOSKEY...CHEBOYGAN... ROGERS CITY... CHARLEVOIX.. NORTHPORT... MANCELONA... GAYLORD... ATLANTA.. .ALPENA... FRANKFORT... TRAVERSE CITY... KALKASKA... GRAYLING...MIO... HARRISVILLE...MANISTEE... CADILLAC...LAKE CITY... HOUGHTON LAKE... WEST BRANCH.. .TAWAS CITY... GLADWIN...STANDISH

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MI&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

 
May 11

Snow Returns to Northwest - Tonight, snow will fall along the Cascade Range of Washington and northern Oregon. A few inches of snow will impact travel along I-90 through Washington's Snoqualmie Pass. Farther east, snow will fall Tuesday and Tuesday night over higher areas of northern Idaho and western Montana. Snow-slicked pavement may be encountered along I-90 through Lookout Pass and over the Montana divide.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=5

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
11 MAY 09 - HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MONTANA AND WEST CENTRAL MONTANA.

ON TUESDAY...SNOW LEVELS WILL BE LOWERING AND BRINGING
SNOW TO THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.... SLUSHY AND SLICK ROADS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER LOOKOUT AND MARIAS PASSES.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=special
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

 
May 8

Second Coolest April this Century - 7 May 09 – According to accuweather.com, the month of April globally was the second coolest April so far this century.

http://global-warming.accuweather.com/2009/05/second_coolest_april_this_cent_1.html#comments
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link
 
May 1

More than a foot of snow expected in the Sierra Nevada - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET... FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.


MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND INTO SAT MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT ABOVE 8000 FEET AND LOWER TO AROUND 6500 FEET ON SAT MORNING. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 16 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET ...  6 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE AT THE 7500 FOOT LEVEL.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=CA&prodtype=warnings 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
 
Apr 30

Robert -   

Chinook, Montana beats all-time snow record by 40 inches!!
Just nuts! Didn't hear that on the news. 

Andrew, Spokane

30 Apr 09 - The storm that brought record amounts of snow to central and north central Montana this week is now winding down. The heavy snowfall caused roads and airports to close, produced power outages and forced the closure of many area schools.

The recent snows have added to the large amounts of snow recorded over the past winter across much of the area. Some locations have recorded their snowiest season of record, with the snow season not yet finished. Following is a table with snowfall totals for the season and other record information.

Location

2008-09 Snowfall

Record

Chinook

103.1 inches

Snowiest of record. The old record was 63 inches in 1995-96.

Choteau

65.6

3rd snowiest of record. The record is 90 inches.

Ft Assinniboine

78.2

Snowiest of record and the snowiest since 1989-90 when 50.1 inches were recorded.

Gold Butte

88.6

4th snowiest of record. The record is 118 inches in 1966-67.

Great Falls

108.8

2nd snowiest of record. The record is 120.2 inches in 1988-90. This is only the 4th season in which the seasonal snowfall has exceeded 100 inches. The average is 62 inches. April’s total snowfall of 35.4 inches now ties April 1967 for the snowiest April of record.

Millegan

187.3

Snowiest of record. The old record was 186 inches in 2003-04.

Stanford

77.5

       

For the month of April, some snow records have also fallen. At Bozeman MSU 49.4
inches of snow have fallen. This exceeds the record of 37 inches in April 1955. This is also the most measured in any month at Bozeman MSU. The old record was 44.3 inches in November 1941. This is also the wettest April of record. 4.40 inches of precipitation has fallen. The old record was 3.59 inches in 1912 and 2003.

At Cut Bank, the 11 inches of snow on the ground on April 30 is the greatest recorded on any day in A;ril. The old record was 10 inches on April 30, 1967.  

Following is a table with some of the snowfall amounts reported from Monday through Thursday morning....

ST MARY........ 60
BABB VICINITY.. 48
BADGER PASS.... 43
DUPUYER CREEK.. 34
MT LOCKHART.... 34
WALDRON........ 34
ROGERS PASS.... 26.7
PIKE CREEK..... 26
GREAT FALLS.... 25.6
BROWNING....... 24
CUT BANK 10W... 24
PENDROY........ 20
PICKFOOT CREEK. 20
CHOTEAU........ 18.7
BENCHLAND...... 18
CARTER 25N..... 18
CHOTEAU 8NE.... 16
HOBSON......... 16
CRYSTAL LAKE... 16
HELENA 3S...... 14
DAISY PEAK..... 14
GOLD BUTTE..... 13
MONTANA CITY... 13
MILLEGAN....... 13
ROCKY BOY...... 13
CHOTEAU........ 12.5
MONARCH........ 12
CASCADE 5SSE... 12
STANFORD....... 12
VALIER......... 11.7
CONRAD......... 11
MANY GLACIER... 11
NEIHART........ 10.1
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/tfx/pdfs/April27_2009.pdf

 
Apr 29

Record Snowfall in Great Falls, MT -  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT .. THROUGH NOON TODAY...APRIL 29...9.9 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN AT  GREAT FALLS...THIS EXCEEDS TODAY'S RECORD OF 5.4 INCHES SET IN 1913.
 
ALSO THROUGH NOON TODAY... GREAT FALLS RECEIVED 19.0 INCHES OF SNOW.. EXCEEDING BOTH THE 2- AND 3-DAY RECORDS FOR SNOWSTORMS AT GREAT FALLS. THE OLD 2-DAY RECORD WAS 17.3 INCHES SET APRIL 19-20...1973...THE OLD 3-DAY RECORD WAS 18.1 INCHES SET NOVEMBER 26-28 ...2005.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Apr 29 Daily snowfall records set:
 Great Falls, MT…16.1”
 Gold Butte, MT…6.3”
 Millegan, MT…8.0”
 Stanford, MT…4.0”
 
Apr 28

Daily snowfall records set
Choteau, MT…12.5”
Great Falls…8.1”
Ft. Assinniboine, MT…1.1
Rogers Pass, MT…21.6”
Shelby, MT…3.0”
Valie, MTr…3.0”

 
Apr 28

Record snowfall in three states
"
Just take a look at these two day's-worth of records," says reader Chuck Clancy. "Most of them are near 100 years old, and a substantial number are well over 100."

Total Number of Records for April 28, 2009
New: 11 + Tied: 2 = Total: 13
 

28 April 2009

Record
New (11)
Tied (2)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

JESS VALLEY, CA

  7.5 in

6.0 in

1967

60

HAMER, ID

  1.0 in

Trace

1984

60

TETONIA EXP STN, ID

    .3 in

0.0 in

2007

59

CHOTEAU, MT

   12.5 in

Trace

1945

116

HOBSON, MT

   10.0 in

8.0 in

1970

88

GREAT FALLS AP, MT)

   8.1 in

7.7 in

1970

61

ANACONDA, MT

    7.2 in

4.1 in

1983

114

GOLDBUTTE, MT

    6.0 in

5.0 in

1999

104

DUNKIRK, MT

    3.7 in

3.0 in

1954

96

VALIER, MT

    3.0 in

3.0 in

1970

97

GARDINER, MT

    2.0 in

1.5 in

1962

53

TOWNSEND, MT

    0.5 in

0.5 in

1950

60

ALBERTON, MT

    0.3 in

0.0 in

2007

51

Ft. Assinniboine, MT…1.1
Rogers Pass, MT…21.6”
Shelby, MT…3.0”
Valie, MT…3.0”

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=4&day=28&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Apr 27

Record snowfall in five states
Total Number of Records for April 27, 2009
New: 17 + Tied: 0 = Total: 17
 

27 April 2009

Record
New (17)
Tied (0)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

RALSTON RSVR, CO

  7.0 in

3.5 in

1994

30

CRAIG, CO

  6.3 in

0.5 in

1986

31

HAYDEN, CO

  5.0 in

4.0 in

1942

100

DENVER INTL AP, CO

  4.5 in

0.0 in

2008

34

WATERDALE, CO

  4.0 in

0.8 in

1994

107

BOULDER, CO

   3.7 in

3.0 in

1994

115

BYERS, CO

   2.0 in

1.0 in

1986

116

RANGELY, CO

   0.7 in

Trace

1989

114

GUNNISON, CO

   0.4 in

0.3 in

1932

115

VALIER, MT

   8.0 in

6.0 in

1970

97

LIBBY, MT

   3.3 in

3.0 in

1961

99

CRESTON, MT

   1.7 in

1.0 in

1961

60

HAZELTON, ND

   1.8 in

0.4 in

1994

60

TRENTON, UT

   0.5 in

0.0 in

2003

65

DUBOIS, WY

   11.0 in

4.5 in

1961

103

JEFFREY CITY, WY

   6.0 in

3.0 in

1984

45

BOYSEN DAM, WY

   1.0 in

Trace

2002

60

Fort Benton, MT…1.6”
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=4&day=27&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy
for this link

 
Apr 28

Storm warning changed to Blizzard Warning - THIS BLIZZARD WARNING IS AN UPGRADE FROM PREVIOUS WINTER STORM WARNING. . SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE FALLING OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND  ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH WEDS NIGHT. .EXPECT 15 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE PLAINS... 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS.

SNOWFALL RATES COULD APPROACH 2 INCHES PER
HOUR.. . COMBINED WITH NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH...WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO LIVESTOCK...TRAVEL...POWER TRANSMISSION AND ALL OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings 
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 27

Up to 3 feet of snow expected in Rocky Mountains - SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE TO FALL OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND THE ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH WEDS NIGHT. EXPECT STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES OVER THE PLAINS...AND 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AND WET http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 26

“Significant” Winter Storm to Impact Rocky Mountains - A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS WEEK .. HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT .. TOTAL SNOWFALL VALUES OF 12 TO 15 INCHES IN THE PLAINS AND 1 TO 2 FEET OR MORE IN THE MOUNTAINS .. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AND WET... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BROWNING...CUT BANK. .SHELBY.. CONRAD... CHOTEAU.. FAIRFIELD
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 22

Snowfall Records Smashed - Reader Chuck Clancy checked only the last 3 days. Two of these records are 120 years old, and many records are over 100 years old!

Total Number of Records for April 22, 2009
New: 7 + Tied: 1 = Total: 8 

22 April 2009

Record
 

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

HERMAN, MI

9.6 in

6.2 in

1972

41

BERGLAND DAM, MI

8.1 in

4.0 in

1972

120

ALBERTA FORD FOR CTR, MI

7.0 in

5.6 in

1972

51

IRONWOOD, MI

6.0 in

4.8 in

1972

107

WATERSMEET, MI

4.6 in

4.5 in

1972

100

GRANDFATHER MTN, NC

0.5 in

0.5 in

1993

53

MERCER RS, WI

2.0 in

-9.9 in

9999

69

DODGEVILLE, WI

0.5 in

Trace

1975

112

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=4&day=22&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Apr 21

Fifteen new snowfall records - Total Number of Records for April 21, 2009
New: 15 + Tied: 2 = Total: 17

21 April 2009

Record
Tied (2)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

ALBERTA FORD FOR CTR, MI

18.0 in

3.2 in

1966

51

HERMAN, MI

13.4 in

4.4 in

2003

41

WATERSMEET, MI

12.2 in

5.0 in

1912

100

MARQUETTE, MI

9.9 in

2.3 in

1986

49

BERGLAND DAM, MI

8.1 in

3.0 in

1945

120

IRONWOOD, MI

8.0 in

4.0 in

1924

107

STAMBAUGH, MI

6.0 in

4.8 in

1951

86

ONTONAGON, MI

4.0 in

2.0 in

1986

31

CORINTH, VT

0.1 in

0.0 in

2008

60

PHELPS, WI

12.0 in

4.5 in

1966

99

EAGLE RVR, WI

7.5 in

1.2 in

1966

69

LAONA 6 SW, WI

5.7 in

2.5 in

1966

81

MERCER RS, WI

3.5 in

-9.9 in

9999

69

MINOCQUA DAM, WI

3.0 in

3.0 in

2000

105

RHINELANDER, WI

2.0 in

2.0 in

2002

116

WHITE LAKE 3 NE, WI

1.4 in

0.0 in

2007

77

OCONOMOWOC, WI

0.1 in

Trace

2002

116

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=4&day=21&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Apr 20

Snowfall records for April 20, 2009
New: 8 + Tied: 1 = Total: 9 

20 April 2009

Record
New (8)
Tied (1)

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period
of
Record

MARQUETTE, MI

10.6 in

10.6 in

1982

49

GUNFLINT LAKE, MN

4.0 in

Trace

2004

115

GRAND MARAIS, MN

4.0 in

3.0 in

1970

108

PHELPS, WI

6.0 in

5.5 in

1982

99

LAONA 6 SW, WI

4.9 in

3.2 in

1982

81

EAGLE RVR, WI

4.2 in

0.0 in

2007

69

WHITE LAKE, WI

2.5 in

0.0 in

2007

77

MERCER RS, WI

2.0 in

-9.9 in

9999

69

NEW LONDON, WI

0.4 in

Trace

1918

113

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=4&day=20&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Apr 23

Freeze Warning  Medford, OR - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING... IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 28 AND 32 DEGREES UNDER A PARTLY CLOUDY SKY. . EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.. .STEAMBOAT...TOKETEE FALLS

              …….

..A FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-JACKSON COUNTY- INCLUDING .. ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...GREEN... GRANTS PASS...MEDFORD...ASHLAND . TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 32 AND 36 DEGREES
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Apr 23

Freeze Warning Spokane, WA - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY. MOSES LAKE AREA- INCLUDING..EPHRATA..OTHELLO...QUINCY ...TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO FALL TO BELOW FREEZING BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Apr 23

Winter Storm Warning for Montana - 23 Apr 09 - THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY
SNOW... INCLUDING COOKE CITY

ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 16 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW CAN BE
EXPECTED TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON AND QUICKLY CHANGE TO SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MT&prodtype=warnings
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 23 Snow overnight at Washington's Snoqualmie Pass
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/default.aspx?cam=1100
 
Apr 23 23 inches of snow in Michigan - Channel 9/10 Traverse City, Mich. reported 23 inches in the Rockland area on the noon broadcast, says reader Tom Meyers.  
Apr 17

Spring snowstorm shuts down Colo., Wyo. roads - More than a foot of wet, heavy snow closed highways and canceled flights in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Friday, snarling traffic and forcing school closures and flight cancellations.

Up to 3 feet of snow was expected by Saturday night in the mountains above 6,000 feet, forecasters said. Nearly 2 feet already had fallen in Rocky Mountain National Park about 60 miles northwest of Denver.
http://710knus.townhall.com/news/us/2009/04/17/spring_snowstorm_shuts_down_colo,_wyo_roads

 
Apr 17 Colorado pounded - Friday afternoon - Parts of I-25 between Denver and Cheyenne are now closed. Pinecliff already has 26.8 inches of snow, Golden has 14 inches, and most of Jefferson County is buried under a foot or more. And it's still coming down heavy.

Meanwhile, Tulia, Texas is using plows to push hail off their roadways.
 
Apr 17

Major snowstorm across Colorado and southeastern Wyoming - a yardstick will be needed for final totals - The slow pace of the storm creeping through the West will bring the snow, heavy at times, continuing into Saturday.
 

Areas from Cheyenne to Denver, including the foothills and mountains to the west, will bear the brunt of the snowstorm. From 8 to 16 inches of snow is forecast for the I-25 corridor (parts of I-25 between Denver and Cheyenne are now closed), with higher amounts across the ridges and peaks to the west.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=2

 
Apr 16

Latest Snow on Record in Vegas - Five inches of snow fell Tuesday night on Mount Charleston, and flurries were spotted in parts of Summerlin and Henderson. The last time snow fell in Las Vegas in April was on April 4, 1958, making Wednesday's activity the latest snow sighting recorded to date.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/43087482.html
Thanks to Steven Woodcock, Craig Adkins and Marcus Muraca for this link

 
Apr 16

Heavy, wet snow threatens flat roofs in Wyoming and Colorado – A slow, lumbering storm, which has already dumped 2 feet of snow on Nevada and almost 3 feet of snow on Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, is expected to drop 8 to 16 inches of snow on Cheyenne, Fort Collins and Denver thru tonight.

The weight of the snow could down tree branches and power lines in northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, says accuweather.com, “Flat roofs may also succumb to the heavy snow.”


Flight cancellations at
Denver's International Airport could have a ripple effect on major airports across the nation.  

http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=westusnews
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 14 More heavy snow expected in Nevada, Utah, Montana, South Dakota, Idaho and Wyoming So say the latest reports from weather.com. (I think I'd prefer global warming.)  
Apr 13 Cascade snowpack well above normal - All but two of the Cascade measuring sites show well above normal snowpack for this time of year, with White Pass approaching 200% of normal. See Cascade snowpack well above normal  
Apr 13 3 to 4 feet of snowfall possible in Wyoming - "A potential for copious amounts of snow along the east slope of the Wind River Mountains as well as on Casper Mountain this week," says the National Weather Service.
See 3 to 4 feet of snowfall possible in Wyoming
.
 
Apr 12 21 inches of snow in Canyon City, CO
Another 8 inches of snow expected at Snoqualmie Pass, WA tonight
 
Apr 11 Five-foot snow drifts in Hawaii - THE ROAD TO THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS
 REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC...WITH PARK RANGERS REPORTING
SNOW DRIFTS AS HIGH AS 5 FEET. PERIODS OF SNOW AND RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY... AND THE WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund and Tom Woods for this info
 
Apr 11
Winter weather advisory for southeastern Arizona - NORTHERN GREENLEE 
COUNTY- UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY - TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN 
VALLEY- SANTA CRUZ COUNTY -COCHISE COUNTY

 

A STRONG PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING VALLEY RAIN
AND MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHEAST ARIZONA LATE TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AS LOW AS 4500 FEET
SATURDAY MORNING...WITH 3 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE
6000 FEET BY SATURDAY NIGHT.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ033&warncounty=AZC019&firewx zone=AZZ148&local_place1=2+Miles+N+Tucson+AZ&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory

Thanks to Tom Woods for this link
 
Apr 9 More snow in Wyoming - April 8-9 - Parts of Wyoming -Willow Creek, Cottonwood, Riverton - saw an additional 12 inches of snow in the past two days.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=riw&storyid=24910&source=0
Thanks to David Christian for this link
 
Apr 11 Far below normal in Fairbanks! - THE MONTH STARTED QUITE COLD... WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES OBSERVED EACH NIGHT FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 15 BELOW WAS OBSERVED ON THE MORNING OF THE 2ND. SO FAR THIS MONTH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 15.5 DEGREES IS 9.2 DEGREES BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. IT HAS BEEN THE COLDEST START TO APRIL SINCE 2003.
http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=NOAK49PAFG&type=public

Thanks to Tom Woods for this link
 
Apr 8

More Snow for the Plains - Snow will begin falling late tonight over western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, says accuweather.com. The snow will shift into western Nebraska on Thursday, initially coming down as rain.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=2 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 8

North Carolina winter 10-12% cooler than normal
Email from reader:
 

From Monday & Tuesday, I have 5-6" of snow on my deck in Blowing Rock, NC.

Even at 3,600' above sea level, that's a lot of snow for so late in the season. Beech Mountain (5,500') got 6", Banner Elk (4,200') 5" and Boone (3,300') 4". The following
link has the area totals: www.booneweather.com/Forecast/Blowing+Rock

 

Per the NC Petroleum & Convenience Marketers' Assn. degree day records

throughout the state, this winter has been as much as 10-12% cooler than

normal, depending on where you live.

 

Harvey Danner

 
Apr 7

A few record low max temps in Florida. Tonight we may break the all time records for coldest night in April and in some areas even March, says reader David Christian.

 

Bartow, FL                      old record 64 set in 1951
Punta Gorda, Fl              old record 68 set in 1987 & 1971
Winter Haven, FL          old record 66 set in 1971

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61
67
64
Apr 7

Record-breaking lows in Tampa Bay, FL area – Reader David Christian says that the National Weather Service, Tampa Bay, is predicting record-breaking overnight low temperatures - 10-20 degrees below normal - from an unusually strong cold front.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/tbw/pdf/TopNews/BigChangesAhead.pdf

 

“Also not making the national news,” says David, “is that we have several rivers in Northeast FL  and Southeast GA that are above their all time record flood stages due to over 20" rain since March 31.”

 

The WithLacoochee River in northeast FL is at a new historical record flood level. The oldl level was 85.9.  It’s currently at 88.42’.
http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=tae&gage=pinf1&view=1,1,1,1,1,1, 1,1

The Satilla River at Waycross GA is within 5/10's of a inch of setting a new record, and with the heavy rainfall on Sunday there will be more records broken http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=jax&gage=aysg1&view=1,1,1,1,1,1, 1,1

Thanks to David Christian for these links

 
Apr 6

More Winter for Midwest, East and South - There is a chance for steady, wet snow in areas of the mid-Atlantic Wednesday night and Thursday morning, possibly extending to parts of the East Coast. Temperatures will drop to freezing - or below - as far south as the central Gulf of Mexico coast, northern Florida and the coastal Carolinas by Wednesday morning.
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews 

http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=southusnews 

Thanks to Luis F. Chang for these links
 
Apr 6 Snow in the Appalachians tonight - Below freezing in Tennessee, Georgia, and northern Florida - Expect heavy snow around the Great Lakes area today, and in the Appalachians by tonight, says weather.com. Two inches of snow is forecast in parts of North Carolina, with 3-5 inches forecast for Erie, PA and Buffalo, NY.  
Apr 5

Winter takes toll on northern Minnesota deer population - In the far northern reaches of Minnesota, winter conditions are approaching severe, and a greater portion of deer will die than in past years, according to the Department of  Natural Resources.
http://www.twincities.com/ci_12068024?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com
Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

 
Apr 5

Record snowfall in 11 states
Once again MANY 100+ year-old snowfall records tumble! 

Total Number of Snowfall Records for 5 Apr 09
New records: 74 + Tied: 6 = Total: 80
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=4&day=5&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link
 
Apr 4

Record low temperatures in Washington
Olympia, WA Breaks old record of 26 set in 2001

Seattle, WA Breaks old record of 33 set in 1997
 
Meanwhile, Quillayute, WA saw a trace of snow today,
which tied the old record set in 1992

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=sew&pil=RER&sid=SEW&ver sion=1
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

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25
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Apr 3

Red River to Crest again – Snow Records Tumbling for 2nd Straight Year

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM
 NOAA predicts the Red River
will crest again in Fargo-Moorhead in late April here possibly again at records levels.
 

Just a week after the last major northern plains blizzard another major event is on the way. The heaviest snowfalls are expected over northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota Saturday and Saturday night.
 

The northern plains has been hit hard this year. Fargo set a record for snowfall for March, while Bismarck had record snowfall in December and the second snowiest March. It was Bismarck’s first year with two monthly totals in the top ten enlarged here
 

If Bismarck gets more than 1.4 inches of snow from this or a later storm, they will set an all-time snow record.
 

International Falls has already topped the old record set in 1995-1996, and Sunday’s snow storm made this the snowiest winter on record in Spokane.
 

Spokane is also mired in unseasonable cold.

See here how an amazing 358 lowest temperature records and 409 snowfall records were broken for the week ending Apr 2, 2009

See details at:

http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/another_massive_winter_storm_with_blizzard_conditions/

 
Apr 32 Harsh winter forces massive school cancellations - “I don’t think I have ever closed school quite this many times,” Lake Superior Superintendent Phil Minkkinen said.
“This is definitely not the norm.”
See Harsh winter forces massive school cancellations
 
Apr 2

International Falls: Snowiest winter on record - The National Weather Service says the border city has recorded 124.2 inches of snow this winter, topping the old record of 116 inches set in 1995-1996.
http://www.startribune.com/local/42322717.html?elr=
KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Y yc:aUUF

Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

 
Apr 3

Spokane sets yet another snowfall record

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA .. SNOWFALL AT SPOKANE AIRPORT IN THE PAST 24 HOURS WAS 2.4 INCHES. . . A RECORD FOR THE MOST SNOWFALL FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.2 INCHES WAS SET IN 1920. RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT SPOKANE SINCE 1881.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Apr 3

Blizzard Warning for Nebraska - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SPENCER... BASSETT.. .ONEILL... DUNNING... TAYLOR... BURWELL... BARTLETT... STAPLETON.. .BROKEN BOW... NORTH PLATTE

 

RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN SANDHILLS... AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT ...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR 7 TO 12 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION. SOME AREAS ACROSS BOYD...HOLT...AND ROCK COUNTIES MAY SEE LOCAL AMOUNTS APPROACH 14 INCHES.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NE&prodtype=warnings

Thanks to Kenneth Lund and John Gorman for this link

 
Apr 2

358 record lows and 409 snowfall records set this week  - See interactive map:
http://mapcenter.hamweather.com/records/7day/us.html?c=maxtemp,mintemp,snow
Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

 
Apr 2

Spokane snowfall record shattered - Spokane, WA - With at least another inch of new snow in Spokane County the record snowfall record for a season has officially been shattered. Spokane County broke the record on Sunday by about a tenth of an inch. The old record was set in 1949-1950 at 93.5 inches. More snow is on the way. http://www.khq.com/global/story.asp?s=10117535
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Apr 2

Crystal Mountain, WA –  The most March snow in 15 years - “Since March 1st we've received over 12 feet of snow, this is the most snow we've received in March in 15 years!” (And if I recall correctly, snowfall in 1999 beat all previous records.)
http://www.skicrystal.com/Weather
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Apr 2

Billings, Montana already 6th-snowiest since 1934 - and it isn't over yet.

“Seventy inches has fallen so far, and more is in the forecast for the rest of the week. The last time a winter had this much snow at the end of March was the winter of 1996-97, when 75.3 inches was recorded. The snowiest October-through-March period was in 1977-78, with 85.2 inches. Average snowfall for the end of March is 49.6 inches.”
See entire article by Lorna Thackeray
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2009/04/02/news/local/24-snowweather.txt

Thanks to Jeme Jordan for this link

 
Apr 2

Ridiculously Cold Next Week! - A vast amount of arctic air will spread over the entire eastern half of the United States next Tuesday and Wednesday. From the Mississippi Valley to the mid-Atlantic states, high temperatures will run 20 to 25 degrees below normal. Expect widespread snow showers from the Midwest to the Appalachians.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=9 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 2

Fargo Breaks Monthly Snow and Precipitation Record
2 Apr 09 - A monthly record snowfall of 28.1 inches was set at Hector Intnl Airport in Fargo for the month of March, breaking the old record of 26.2 inches set in 1997.

 

TOP 10 FARGO MARCH SNOWFALL TOTALS

RANK

TOTAL

YEAR

1

28.1

2009

2

26.2

1997

3

19.0

1995

4

18.7

1975

5

17.5

1927

6

15.7

2002

7

15.5

1894

8

15.4

1966

9

15.3

1908

10

15.0

1996

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=fgf&storyid=23649&source=0
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Apr 2 Up to two feet of snow across parts of Kansas - Gas station roof collapses - A very significant late season Winter storm dumped one to two feet of snow across parts of Central, South Central and Southwest Kansas Friday March 27th into early Saturday March 28th. At least one gas station roof collapsed (see photo).
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ict&storyid=23573&source=0
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link
 
Apr 1

24 Hour Precipitation Record Broken - 1 Apr 09 - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO.. ON MAR 26TH 2009...THE DAY OF THE MARCH 2009 BLIZZARD...
THE WATER EQUIVALENT OF THE 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED AT THE DENVER INTNL AIRPORT TOTALED 0.63 INCH. THIS BREAKS THE 110-YEAR-
OLD 24-HOUR-PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.46 INCH SET IN 1899.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=bou&storyid=23674

Thanks to John Sumption for this link

 
Apr 1

Denver Blizzard Potential - A significant snowstorm – potentially a dangerous blizzard - could target the Denver area on Saturday. The treacherous conditions could spread farther east into the central Plains on Sunday.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=5 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
 

Record low temperatures in 12 states

31 Mar 09 – “It's funny that many of the records that are falling are many years older than modern day warming,” says reader Chuck Clancy.

“p.s. as I look out our window now, it is beginning to snow, and this isn’t an April fools either, we just had 6 inches of snow over the weekend here, something that hasn't happened this last in the season. I live in Puget Sound lowlands about 4 miles NNW of Eatonville at 700 feet!!”

 

New records: 37 + Tied: 11 = Total: 48
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=lomx& month=3&day=31&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Mar
31

Record snowfall in 11 states - “More snowfall records and so many for the Midwest, which in my opinion is the Alaska of the lower 48,” says reader Chuck Clancy. “As with the last load of records, many, many of these are well over 100 years old! One is even 128 years old! By my calculations that would even beat the year after Krakatoa blew up and they had “The Year Without a Summer.” Wasn't that 1816?"

 

Total Number of Records for March 31, 2009
New records: 61 + Tied records: 8 = Total: 69
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=3&day=31&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Mar
31

Interstate 29 closed from Grand Forks to South Dakota Border
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE - NORTH DAKOTA DOT

THE NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL HAS CLOSED I-29 FROM GRAND
FORKS SOUTH TO THE NORTH AND
SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER.

 

A NO TRAVEL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH

DAKOTA...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 94 AND HIGHWAYS SOUTH OF THE

INTERSTATE INCLUDING FARGO...WAHPETON...LISBON...HILLSBORO...

MAYVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

 
Mar
31

Blizzard Possible – Up to 20 inches of snow expected

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND

MAJOR EARLY SPRING SNOW STORM AFFECTING MOST OF THE REGION
INTO WEDNESDAY....WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FROM THE CENTRAL
PLAINS TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES
...BRINGING THE THREAT FOR
SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
...NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. 
 

SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY...SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING

VISIBILITY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ALONG THE SOUTH

DAKOTA/NORTH DAKOTA BORDER INTO ADJACENT PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA.
 

ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 14 INCHES WILL
OCCUR ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA INTO WEST
CENTRAL
MINNESOTA
BY TUESDAY EVENING. STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THIS AREA.

 

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO THIS EVENING...

ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND WEST CENTRAL

MINNESOTA.  

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NDZ053&warncounty=NDC077&firewxzone=NDZ053&local_place1=3+Miles+
SW+Walcott+ND&product1=Civil+Emergency+Message

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

 
Mar
31

Fargo sees record snowfall Monday, more to come - The 5.8 inches of snow that  fell in Fargo Monday broke the previous record of 2.8 inches set in 1977. Another 7 to 14 inches are expected Tuesday,  which would break the record of 3.4 inches set in 1962.

http://www.wkbt.com/global/story.asp?s=10101046

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Mar
30
Snowiest winter - ever - in Spokane – The record could go higher if another
half inch of snow falls tonight as forecast.
See
Snowiest winter - ever - in Spokane
 
Mar
29
Tulsa snowfall shatters 1926 record – roofs collapse in western Oklahoma
“A springtime snowstorm dumped about 6 inches of snow on Tulsa on Saturday, breaking an 83-year-old record.

“Pete Snyder, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the previous record for the heaviest snowfall after March 21 in Tulsa was 3 1/2 inches on March 31, 1926. Besides that, he said the city had not had more than 1 1/2 inches of snow after March 21.

Tulsa’s snowfall “paled in comparison to what happened earlier in western Oklahoma,” where 25 inches of snow fell on Harper County  .

“There were roof collapses in Harper County, including a nursing home, two businesses, a home and the Fort Supply School Gym.”  
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=
20090329_100_A1_Are dbu702387&allcom=1
 
Mar
28

Drifts of 4 to 8 feet across northwest Oklahoma - Check the bottom picture.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/wxevents/20090327/
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
28

Major Kansas Blizzard - A major winter storm brought blizzard conditions to much of southwest and south-central Kansas, producing snow drifts from 6 to 8 feet. Several highways were closed from Liberal and Garden City to Hutchinson. Snow depths (not windblown) reached 28 inches.

Other major blizzards occurred on 23 Mar 1987 and 23 Mar 1957.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ddc&storyid=23561&source=0

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link 

 
Mar
28

Another major storm – potential blizzard - Another major winter storm - a potential blizzard - will cut across the northern Rockies, northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Sunday through the early week, bringing heavy, wind-whipped snow.

The storm center will cross Montana on Sunday, reach the Nebraska-South Dakota line early Monday, then roll across southern Minnesota to northern Wisconsin on Tuesday.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?article=2
Thanks to Luis F. Chang for this link

 
Mar
28
Red River set to shatter old record - The Red River is now forecast to crest around 42 feet,  nearly 2 feet higher than the record set 112 years ago, according to the National Weather Service.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29873706/?gt1=43001
 
Mar
27

Record low temperatures in nine states
27 Mar 09 – If we had record high temperatures in nine states, it would be plastered across the front page of almost every newspaper in the land, and splattered across the internet. But have you heard even a peep about this?

New low temperature records: 32 + Tied: 8 = Total: 40
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=mint& month=3&day=27&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
27

Snowfall records smashed in ten states - “Once again, MANY new records, many of them are 100+ years old, and most of the new records smashed the old ones by a wide margin,” says reader Chuck Clancy. “Seems to me that we could possibly be sinking into cooling more rapidly -  all of these 100 year old records are falling like flies."

 
New records: 61 + Tied: 2 = Total: 63 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=3&day=27&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Mar
27

Blizzard Slams KS, TX, CO, OK and New Mexico - Expect dangerous blizzard
conditions across the southern High Plains today, including northeastern New
Mexico, southeastern Colorado, western Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma
panhandles, leading to potential closure of  interstates 25 and 40.
 

The heavy, wind-driven snow will spread to eastern Kansas and northwestern
Missouri tonight.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=1 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Mar
27
Another snowstorm coming over the weekend!
So says weather.com
 
Mar
26

Epic snowstorm strikes Denver - It’s an “epic” storm, said weather.com. A “major spring snowstorm,” said the AP. More than 300 flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport

 

The storm has already dumped at least a foot of now across the Colorado-Wyoming line. Denver could see a total of 15 inches of snow, while areas east of the city could see 2 feet. Meanwhile, the eastern half of Colorado remains under a blizzard warning.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29899296

 
Mar
26
"Unprecedented" snowfall expected in Oklahoma
26 Mar 09 - "Near blizzard conditions" - "Possibly crippling"
See
Unprecedented snowfall expected in Oklahoma
 
Mar
25

 Record snowfall in 7 states: 

 22 new records 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=3&day=25&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
24
Record snowfall in nine states:
31 new records - some set 116 years ago! 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=3&day=24&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
24

Record snowfall brings record floods to North Dakota - With record amounts of
water -- from a winter of record snows -- feeding into the Missouri River, President
Obama declared North Dakota a federal disaster area.
 

The Bismarck area got 7.5 inches of snow since Monday night, the National Weather Service said. The snow was expected to continue into Wednesday morning.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29873706

 
Mar
24

North Dakota snowstorm totals:

Marmarth

22.5

Dickinson

18.0

Bowman

13.8

Beulah

12.3

Richardton

12.0

Newburg

10.0

Ruso

10.0

Bismarck

8.1

Dunn Center

8.0

Minot

8.0

Golden Valley

8.0


http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=bis&storyid=23432&source=0
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
23
Wyoming blizzard - A powerful storm system brought heavy snow to portions of central Wyoming on Monday, March 23.  Strong northwest to north winds brought blizzard conditions to Johnson and Natrona Counties. 
Snow totals:

Casper

16

Shell Creek

10

Homestead Park

19

Townsend Creek

11

Hobbs Park

11

Cold Springs

10

South Pass

9

Cloud Pk Reservoir

18

Bear Trap Meadow

12

Kaycee

9.5

Willow Creek

10

Reno Hill

37

Casper Mountain

24

Grave Springs

17

Midwest

16

Mills

13

Powder River

9

Edgerton

8

Marquette

10

Big Goose

13

Dome Lake

11

Burgess Junction

10

Gunsight Pass

11

Middle Powder

13

 http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=riw&storyid=23415&source=0
Thanks to Chcuk Clancy for this link

 
Mar
23

Heavy snow in Montana
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
  
       WYOLA                       9.0 IN  
       BUSBY                         7.0 IN  
       FORT SMITH               6.0 IN  
       RED LODGE              10.0 IN  
       ALZADA                    15.0 IN  
       EKALAKA                   9.0 IN  
       WEBSTER                  12.0 IN  
       MOORHEAD                9.0 IN    
       ASHLAND                    6.0 IN  
       BIRNEY                         6.0 IN  
       FISHTAIL                      9.0 IN  
       SHERIDAN, WY          7.0 IN  
       RANCHESTER, WY    6.0 IN  
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=byz&pil=PNS&sid=BYZ&ver sion=0
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
23
Snowfall:- Mar 22-23
Afton, WY---10"
Thermopolis, WY---8"
Casper, WY---10"
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/riw/20090323_snowfall_hi.png

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link
 
Mar
22

Powerful Spring Blizzard Monday and Tuesday – up to 40” of snow expected

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD - .A DEEP AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM EASTERN COLORADO MONDAY INTO EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA ON TUESDAY .

 

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NE WYOMING WITH 16 TO 24 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS NW SOUTH DAKOTA AND IN THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS. IN THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS...30 TO 40 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. ACROSS SW SOUTH DAKOTA...THE SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS AND OVER THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS 8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

 

THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WINDS WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=SDZ024&warncounty=SDC081&firewxzone=
SDZ260&local_place1=2+Miles+WSW+Lead+SD&product1=Blizzard+Warning
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Mar
21
"Powerhouse storm" takes aim at US - "A very energetic system with explosive results," says Weather.com. You'll be able to measure the snow in feet in the California mountains, not inches. Snow levels could descend to 2,000 feet in the Cascades and the Sierras. Expect up to 4 inches of rain in the Central Plains and heavy snow in the Northern Plains.  
Mar
19

Significant Snowstorm Possible Early Next Week - According to Accuweather.com, a return to winter is possible early next week, with a developing storm dumping a “substantial” amount of snow on the upper Plains. “The potency of the storm could be great enough to develop dangerous blizzard conditions.”

Cities that could be impacted by the snowstorm include Cheyenne, Rapid City, Bismarck,  perhaps Denver, Billings and Fargo. 

http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=midwestusnews

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Mar
17

Unseasonable cold weather continues in Fairbanks
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT FAIRBANKS INTNL AIRPORT YESTERDAY WAS 1 BELOW.  THE 2ND DAY IN A ROW WHERE THE HIGH  FAILED TO REACH ZERO.

 

ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE...IT IS FAIRLY UNUSUAL TO HAVE SUB ZERO HIGH TEMPERATURES SO LATE IN THE SEASON.


THE MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE BELOW ZERO SO LATE IN THE WINTER IS THREE...WHICH OCCURRED ON FOUR SEPARATE YEARS IN ABOUT THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW AVERAGE THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK... FALLING WELL BELOW ZERO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL NIGHTS.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Mar
16
Never-ending winter! - More snow forecast in the Cascades - With I-90 already closed over Snoqualmie Pass, yet another 10 inches of snow is forecast tonight in the Washington Cascades.  
Mar
15

New snowfall today bumps Sea-Tac into 6th place tie all-time
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA -  THE SNOW YEAR OF
2008-9 HAS TIED FOR 6TH PLACE IN THE TOP TEN  SNOWIEST YEARS AT
SEA-TAC AIRPORT WITH 23.3 INCHES. THE SNOWIEST  YEAR WAS 67.5
INCHES BACK IN 1968-9. UNOFFICIALLY IN SEATTLE...THERE ARE STILL
31 DAYS LEFT IN THE UNOFFICIAL 2008-9 SNOW YEAR.
 
 TOP TEN SNOW YEARS AT SEA-TAC (OCTOBER 15 - APRIL 15)
 
 SNOWFALL           SNOW YEAR
 
 67.5                1968-9
 63.6                1949-50
 27.4                1950-1
 26.9                1971-2
 24.2                1955-6
 23.3 TIED      2008-9 (31 DAYS REMAINING)
 23.3 TIED      1953-4
 22.9                1965-6
 21.4                1948-9
 20.3                1985-6
 
THE CLIMATE AVERAGE YEARLY SNOWFALL FOR SEA-TAC IS 11.8 INCHES.
RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT SEA-TAC SINCE 1945. PREVIOUS RECORDS IN
THE SEATTLE AREA GO BACK TO 1890.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Mar
15
Another 10 inches of snow expected in the Cascades today and tonight. Chains are required to drive over Stevens Pass.  
Mar
14
Ten to 18 inches of snow expected in the Cascades tonight - According to
Weather.com, another 10 to 18 inches of snow is expected tonight in the Cascades,
with snow levels reaching down to the passes. Expect another 6 to 16 inches of snow
in the Olympics.
 
Mar
14
Cold weather returns to Alaska’s interior
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK

INUVIK NORTHERN TERRITORIES...........-47
OLD CROW YUKON TERRITORY..............-31
O'BRIEN CREEK TAYLOR HIGHWAY.......-47
BIRCH CREEK.................................................-45
BEAVER...........................................................-43
EAGLE..............................................................-39
ARCTIC VILLAGE..........................................-36
FORT YUKON.................................................-24
CREAMERS FIELD IN FAIRBANKS..........-34
GOLDSTREAM VALLEY..............................-34
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE........................-27
FAIRBANKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT......-26
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Mar
13

Record rains soak San Antonio and Austin, Texas - Yesterday, San Antonio and
Austin both set daily rainfall records with about 1.75 inches of rain. This brought
the two-day total to 2.09 inches in San Antonio, more rain than the city had received
from September 2008 through February 2009.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=3

Thanks to Thomas Loherch for this link

 
Mar
12
Record Low:
International Falls, MN
.
-28F
Mar
11

Top Ten Snowiest Years at Sea-Tac Airport - THE SNOW YEAR OF 2008-9 HAS
REACHED 8TH PLACE IN THE TOP
TEN SNOWIEST YEARS AT SEA-TAC
AIRPORT (SEATTLE, WA) WITH 22.8 INCHES. THE SNOWIEST YEAR WAS
67.5 INCHES IN 1968-9.  ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STILL 35 DAYS LEFT IN THE
2008-9 SNOW  YEAR...IT IS ONLY 0.1 INCH SHY OF 7TH PLACE (1965-6 WITH
22.9  INCHES) AND 0.5 INCHES SHY OF 6TH PLACE (1953-4 WITH 23.3 INCHES).
THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK IS CALLING FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...SO THE CHANCE FOR THIS SNOW
YEAR TO MOVE UP IN THE STANDINGS IS POSSIBLE… RECORDS HAVE BEEN
KEPT AT SEA-TAC SINCE 1948.
 
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=sew&pil=PNS&sid=SEW&ver sion=0

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Mar
10

89 New Snowfall Records – On Just One Day - “There are many, many new
records this week," says reader Chuck Clancy. “I just grabbed this snowfall list
for March 2, 9, and 10. Notice that most of these records are over 50 years old,
and several are over 100 years old, one is even 117 years old! That is totally
amazing to me, and I don’t think it bodes well for our future is it keeps up.”

 

     - Mar 2 - New snowfall records:  89 + Tied:  7 = Total: 96  

     - Mar 9 – New snowfall records:  52 + Tied: 7 = Total: 59 

     - Mar 10 – New snowfall records:  59 + Tied: 15 = Total: 74

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=3&day=9&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Mar
9

All-Time Record Daily Snowfall in Nome
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
NOME RECORDED 15.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL YESTERDAY. THIS
EXCEEDS THE 14.0 INCHES SET ON FEBRUARY 19 1920 AND DUPLICATED
DECEMBER 31 1997.

 

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LASTED OVER 20 HOURS YESTERDAY SHUTTING
DOWN NEARLY EVERYTHING IN NOME AND MAKING TRAVEL EVEN BY
SNOW MACHINE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

 

PEAK WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH CREATING DRIFTS TO ROOF TOPS
WITH ENTRANCES COVERED AND VEHICLES BURIED. THE AIRPORT
WAS SHUT DOWN AROUND MID-AFTERNOON WITH SNOW REMOVAL
EQUIPMENT UNABLE TO KEEP UP AND GETTING STUCK AS WELL.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Mar
9

Blizzard Warning for North Dakota

9 Mar 09 – A major winter storm system organizing in the central Rockies will
move across the northern Plains on Tuesday. The heaviest snowfall is expected
along and south of a line from Lisbon to Fosston and Baudette where a foot or
more of snow is expected, making travel “extremely difficult if not impossible.”
“Wind chills are expected to fall to hazardous levels of 30 to 40 below zero.”

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NDZ027&warncounty=NDC035&firewxzone=NDZ027&local_place1=5+Miles+
NNW+Thompson+ND&product1=Blizzard+Warning

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

     “This is on top of their snowiest winter on record!” says Ken.
      (See Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota)

 
Mar
6
Snowfall records shattered in Kotzebue - Kotzebue, Alaska, broke snowfall
records on eight different days in February, says Weather.com, and also broke
 the February monthly record, toting up 10 times normal snowfall for the month.
 
 
Mar 6

More snow to pummel the northwest - A strong cold front will pass through
western Washington on Saturday. Forecasters at the National Weather Service
say snow levels will drop quite low, possibly to sea level. Snowfall accumulations
will be spotty with up to one inch of snow possible, but with locally heavier
amounts across the higher hills of King and Snohomish counties as a Puget
Sound convergence zone develops Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow is also
expected in the Cascades. 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ508&warncounty=WAC033&firewxzone=
WAZ654&local_place1=Seattle+WA&product1=Special+Weather+Statement

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link  

 
Mar 5

Winter with Attitude Next Week in Central Plains - Winter is coming back,
says AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet. Bitter cold
Canadian air now headed south “may cause hair-raising conditions”across the
central part the United States next Tuesday, bringing “heavy snow and blowing
snow to the north and damaging thunderstorms to the south.”

http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=6
Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link

 
Mar 3 Alaskan weather "very, very unusual" - National Weather Service - Stormy
weather over the Bering Sea. Significant snowfall possible over the interior
Friday. "Such a prolonged series of outbreaks of storm weather in the Bering
Sea is very, very unusual”
See
Alaskan weather "very, very unusual"
 
Mar 3

Three feet of snow at California ski resort in 48 hours - Another six feet expected 
"Good Morning, Skiers and Riders! Winds are affecting lift operations today as Sky
chair is on wind hold. We’ve received over 2ft since yesterday and well over 3 ft in
the last 48 hours! Tree skiing is going to be epic with conditions like this, especially
 when you remember that the majority of Heavenly’s terrain is above 7,500 ft so
we’ve been receiving more snow, for longer than any other Tahoe resort!.."

http://www.skiheavenly.com/mountain/conditions/

The commentators at Heavenly expect 6 feet of snow above 8,000 feet.
http://vvr.skiheavenly.com/index.html?bcpid=933418121&bclid=958584503
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

 
Mar 3

America freezes: Blizzards blanket U.S. east coast - 3 Mar 09 - Blizzards have blanketed the east coast of America as the country endures its worst winter storm in several years. The storm reached as far south as Georgia and Alabama and dumped up to a foot of snow in some eastern states.

In New York City, more than 1 million pupils got the day off, and an army of
1,500 snow-ploughs and hundreds of gritters fought to keep the streets clear.

In Washington, Mayor Adrian Fenty declared a snow emergency after a foot
of snow left more than 23,200 homes and businesses without electricity.

See many photos in the London Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1158647/America-freezes-
Blizzards-blanket-U-S-east-coast.html

Thanks to Emma Corry for this link

 
Mar 2

40-year record snowfall in Jackson, TN  - Jackson officially received 12 inches
of snow on Saturday, nearly tying a 40-year record set on March 22, 1968, when
13 inches fell on the city. Normal February snowfall in Jackson averages 3 inches.

 

See entire article by Ned Hunter

http://jacksonsun.com/article/20090302/NEWS01/903020304/1002/rss
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Mar 2

Sunday's snowstorm far bigger than expected
Here are the reports that have come in so far this morning:


Beech Mountain, NC---15"
Boone, NC---12"
Deep Gap, NC---13.5"
Flat Springs, NC---10"
Jefferson, NC---11"
Linville, NC---12"
Little Switzerland, NC---10"
Newland, NC---10.5"
Sugar Mountain, NC---10"
Valle Crucis, NC---10"

Overall, this is the largest snow event since Jan 27, 1998
http://averyweather.com/Forecast/Sugar+Mountain+Top

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Mar 2

Huge snowstorm pounds Northeast - Winter storm warnings were issued from
South Carolina to New Hampshire, with most areas expected 8 to 12 inches of
snow and higher amounts possible in northern areas … and more is on the way.

 

Some 300,000 customers lost power in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

 

So far, New Jersey has spent about $22 million on this winter's "frequent snow
events," about twice as much as budgeted for the entire year.

 

Maryland has spent more than $40 million on what's been “a colder-than-usual
winter,” said Gov. Martin O'Malley.

          Environmentalists had planned to gather in Washington, D.C. today for
          what they describe as the “biggest climate civil disobedience in U.S. history.”
         

         “I want to see these lunatics, schemers, and charlatans standing in the
          midst of a blizzard declaring that the Earth is dramatically warming,”
          says Alan Caruba.

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29453310?GT1=43001

 
Mar 1

Heavy Snow in Alabama and Tennessee – I-40 a “parking lot” - See video from MSN.
Memphis hammered. I-40 shut in both directions. Trucks jackknifed. Reports of people
trapped in their cars. “Unusual” storm expected to intensify as it heads north. Expect
8 to 12 inches of snow by morning in Washington, DC, New York City, Harford, and
Boston.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29452666#29452666
Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

 
Mar 1

'Rare' snow blankets South as East braces for storm - A powerful snowstorm
blanketed much of Alabama and then marched across Georgia on Sunday. Snow
accumulations could reach up to five inches in some areas of Alabama, said
Scott Unger at the National Weather Service.

 

Eastern seaboard cities are bracing for potentially heavy snow accumulations.
Eight to 14 inches of snow are possible in the Philadelphia area. 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090301/ap_on_re_us/winter_storm

Thanks to Tom Meyer for this link


"I wonder how many more of these "rare" winter storms we'll have as we enter
into an ice age,” says reader Kenneth Lund. They say "rare" on the media, but
they never question the ice age cycle or global cooling.”

 
Mar 1

Huge snowfall in TN, AR & MO - Up to 18 inches in many places
Snowfall measured at 2.8 inches per hour - Drifts up to two feet

1 Mar 09 - Here's a partial list of overnight snowfall tallies from TN, AR, & MO.
Very impressive storm, especially when only 3"-5" of snow was predicted!
Stanton, TN---8"  
 

Wilson, AR---12"  
Kennett, MO---16" 
Jackson, TN---7.9" Snow falling at 2.8 inches per hour  
Blytheville, AR---12" 
Maury City, TN---18.5" 
Parker's Cross Roads, TN---9" 
Covington, TN---12" Snow drifts up to 20"  
Jackson, TN---12"
Arlington, TN---10"
Oakland, TN---18"
Bemis, TB---12.5"
Ellendale, TN---11.5"
Bartlett, TN---8.9"
Gilt Edge, TN---12"
Alamo, TN---10"
Walcott, AR---10"
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/meg/productview.php?pil=MEGLSRMEG&version=0
Thanks to Jonathan Friend for this link
 
Mar 1

Nome misses 1920 snowfall record by less than one inch - NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK - SNOWFALL SOARED INTO A 2ND
PLACE FINISH WITH 35.1 INCHES.. A MERE 0.9 INCHES AWAY FROM
THE ALL
-TIME FEBRUARY SNOWFALL RECORD 36.0 INCHES SET IN 1920. 

 

NOME SET ONE NEW DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THE MONTH
ON FEB 18 WITH 8.2 INCHES. THE OLD RECORD FOR THAT DATE WAS
5.0 INCHES SET IN 1918.  THE 18TH ALSO ENDED UP AS THE 3RD SNOWIEST
SINGLE FEBRUARY DAY ON RECORD.. SLIPPING PAST 7.9 INCHES SET ON
FEB 3RD 1975 BUT BEHIND THE 9.3 INCHES OF FEB 12TH 2005 AND
THE
ALL-TIME SINGLE FEB DAILY MARK OF 14.0 INCHES SET ON FEB 19TH 1920.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Feb 28

Big southern and eastern storm brewing - Much colder air – 10 to 25 degrees
below average - will funnel deeper into the Southeast on Sunday.
 

Expect heavy snow later in the day across northwest South Carolina and
western North Carolina, with the potential for significant accumulations in
cities like Birmingham, Atlanta and Greensboro, and several inches in the
Northeast Corridor from Philadelphia to Boston.
 

Sunday night and Monday the Eastern Seaboard will deal with potentially
major snow from Virginia to New England.

See entire article by M. Ressler, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/nationalforecast/index.html?from=hp_news

 
Feb 26

Maine utility workers given snowshoes - Thousands still powerless - Central
Maine Power scrambled to equip many of its line workers with snowshoes as
they struggled in deep snow after a powerful winter storm snapped limbs and
toppled utility poles.

 

Although more than 1,000 utility works were still toiling away, more than 18,000
homes and businesses remained without electricity as of noon Wednesday.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/winter/2009-02-25-maine-storm-powerless_N.htm
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Feb 26 Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota – Snow, wind, and cold have
assaulted North Dakota yet again in the past 24 hours, adding to the record-
breaking totals. As of the end of January, many counties already had more than
400 percent of normal snow totals on the ground. 
See
Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota
.
 
Feb 24

Two feet of snow in New England  - A winter storm dumped 2 feet of snow in
parts of northern New England on Monday, leaving tens of thousands of homes
and businesses without power.

 

Heavy snow fell across most of Maine, in some areas at 3 to 4 inches per hour.

 

Milo, Maine, received 28 inches of snow, while Farmington and Bridgton reported
26 inches and 25 inches respectively. New Durham, N.H., reported 17 inches.

 

In Warren, Vermont, the Sugarbush ski area has received 56 inches of snow
since Thursday.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jv320qXrVAVFqDYU3nglqZySw6YgD96HJRL81
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Feb 22

74 new snowfall records
Hi Robert,

I know most of these aren't huge amounts, but I thought it was still worth bringing to your attention - 74 new snowfall records seems like a lot to me for the end of Feb.
Chuck Clancy

 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow& month=2&day=23&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records

 
Total Number of Records for February 22, 2009
(out of 11,173 stations with at least 30 years of data)
New: 64 + Tied: 10 = Total: 74

 
Feb 19 Another record freeze for Florida on Friday night -
Could cause “serious damage” to orange groves
Email from a reader in Florida - "If we break the record - which they are predicting
we will! - it will do serious damage to the already damaged Orange Groves. The
record is 29 and was set in 1900.
See
Another record freeze for Florida.
 
Feb 16

Snow closes 50-mile stretch of I-5 in California - Heavy snow forced the closure
of a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in both directions in the mountains north of Los
Angeles. Up to 7 feet of snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada over the past week,
with more expected overnight.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29220403

 
Feb 15

Thousands Still Powerless in Kentucky After Ice Storms - Public Service
Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says about 12,000 homes and
 businesses remained without electricity midday Saturday from the deadly ice
and snow storm that struck Kentucky starting Jan. 27.
 
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/winter/2009-02-15-ice-storm-power-kentucky_N.htm
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Feb 14

Unusually low snow in Serra Mountain foothills - Some snow accumulated on
the ground as low as 1,000 feet elevation. Eastbound traffic on I-80 was being
held at Applegate because of snow and crashes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29186272/

Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Feb 14

Heavy snow wallops Nebraska -  Some parts of Nebraska saw 10 inches of snow
and drifts up to 3 feet as a winter storm moved east across the state on Friday.
At its peak,  the storm was dropping 1 to 1 1/2 inches of snow per hour on
eastern Nebraska. 

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/winter/2009-02-13-nebraska-snow_N.htm
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Feb 7

More snow in upstate NY than normally falls in entire season - with more
than two months to go

 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY ...IMPRESSIVE SEASON SNOWFALLS THROUGH JANUARY FOR MOST OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW YORK...

 

NEARLY ALL AREA ARE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE SEASON
TO DATE... MANY HAVE SURPASSED THEIR NORMALS FOR THE
ENTIRE WINTER SEASON...WITH OVER TWO MONTHS TO GO.

 

HERE ARE SOME REPRESENTATIVE SNOWFALL TOTALS BY COUNTY
FOR THE 2008-09 SEASON THROUGH JANUARY 31...

 

...NIAGARA COUNTY...

.LOCKPORT....... 83 INCHES

.NO.TONAWANDA... 78 INCHES

.NIAGARA FALLS.. 76 INCHES

.MIDDLEPORT..... 70 INCHES

.YOUNGSTOWN..... 58 INCHES

 

...ORLEANS COUNTY...

.LYNDONVILLE.... 62 INCHES

.ALBION......... 55 INCHES

 

...ERIE COUNTY...

.COLDEN........ 152 INCHES

.BOSTON........ 150 INCHES

.EDEN.......... 135 INCHES

.CHAFFEE....... 121 INCHES

.WALES......... 114 INCHES

.EAST AURORA... 111 INCHES

.ELMA.......... 105 INCHES

.ALDEN......... 102 INCHES

.MARILLA....... 100 INCHES

.WEST SENECA.... 99 INCHES

.HAMBURG........ 89 INCHES

.LACKAWANNA..... 87 INCHES

.BUFFALO CITY... 75 TO 90 INCHES (NORTH TO SOUTH)

.AMHERST........ 86 INCHES

.CHEEKTOWAGA.... 86.1 INCHES    (NWS BUF AIRPORT)

.KEN-TONAWANDA.. 75 INCHES

.GRAND ISLAND... 61 INCHES

 

...GENESEE COUNTY...

.DARIEN......... 91 INCHES

.BATAVIA........ 79 INCHES

.STAFFORD....... 77 INCHES

.PAVILION....... 65 INCHES

 

...WYOMING COUNTY...

.WARSAW........ 151 INCHES

.PERRY.......... 96 INCHES

.PORTAGEVILLE... 81 INCHES

 

...CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY...

.MAYVILLE...... 237 INCHES

.ARKWRIGHT..... 228 INCHES

.SINCLAIRVILLE. 200 INCHES

.BEMUS POINT... 177 INCHES

.ELLINGTON..... 168 INCHES

.FORESTVILLE... 141 INCHES

.JAMESTOWN..... 128 INCHES

.DUNKIRK........ 97 INCHES

.FREDONIA....... 86 INCHES

 

...CATTARAUGUS COUNTY...

.SOUTH DAYTON.. 249 INCHES

.PERRYSBURG.... 223 INCHES

.ELLICOTTVILLE. 203 INCHES

.YORKSHIRE..... 199 INCHES

.WEST VALLEY... 175 INCHES

.LITTLE VALLEY. 173 INCHES

.CATTARAUGUS... 143 INCHES

.RANDOLPH...... 123 INCHES

.OLEAN.......... 87 INCHES

 

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...

.FRIENDSHIP.... 100 INCHES

.RUSHFORD....... 98 INCHES

.ALFRED......... 81 INCHES

.ANGELICA....... 68 INCHES

.WELLSVILLE..... 64 INCHES

.WHITESVILLE.... 62 INCHES

 

...MONROE COUNTY...

.HAMLIN........ 106 INCHES

.PERINTON....... 98 INCHES

.ROCHESTER...... 86.6 INCHES  (NWS ROC AIRPORT)

.PENFIELD....... 83 INCHES

.ROCHESTER...... 80 INCHES    (CHARLOTTE)

.FAIRPORT....... 80 INCHES

.WEBSTER........ 79 INCHES

.WHEATLAND...... 75 INCHES

.GREECE......... 74 INCHES

.CHILI.......... 63 INCHES

 

...WAYNE COUNTY...

.MARION......... 97 INCHES

.PALMYRA........ 83 INCHES

.NEWARK......... 79 INCHES

.SODUS CENTER... 71 INCHES

 

...LIVINGSTON COUNTY...

.SCOTTSBURG..... 75 INCHES

.SPRINGWATER.... 71 INCHES

.LIVONIA........ 67 INCHES

.GENESEO........ 65 INCHES

.AVON........... 56 INCHES

.DANSVILLE...... 52 INCHES

 

...ONTARIO COUNTY...

.STANLEY........ 73 INCHES

.CANANDAIGUA.... 54 INCHES

.HONEOYE LAKE... 45 INCHES

 

...CAYUGA COUNTY...

.CATO-MERIDIAN. 133 INCHES

.FAIR HAVEN.... 129 INCHES

.MONTEZUMA...... 84 INCHES

 

...OSWEGO COUNTY...

.REDFIELD...... 265 INCHES

.BENNETTS BRG.. 210 INCHES

.PULASKI....... 196 INCHES

.SCRIBA........ 193 INCHES

.MINETTO....... 177 INCHES

.SW OSWEGO..... 176 INCHES

.WEST MONROE... 166 INCHES

.LACONA........ 152 INCHES

.HANNIBAL...... 123 INCHES

 

...LEWIS COUNTY...

.COPENHAGEN.... 285 INCHES   (HOOKER CO-OP STA)

.HIGHMARKET.... 192 INCHES

.LOWVILLE...... 144 INCHES

.HARRISVILLE... 139 INCHES

 

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...

.ADAMS......... 195 INCHES

.CARTHAGE...... 166 INCHES

.WATERTOWN..... 140 TO 160 INCHES

.CLAYTON....... 80 INCHES

 

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/buf/products/020709pns.htm
Thanks to John Renahan for this link

 
Feb 10 Record snowfall blankets parts of North Dakota - A no-travel
advisory was issued by the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation for all
of western and central North Dakota.
See
Record snowfall blankets parts of North Dakota.
 
Feb 10

Lowest temperature ever recorded in Maine
Ties record for coldest ever recorded in New England

10 Feb 09 - A minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine beats Maine's
old record of 48 below zero set in 1925, and ties the record for coldest
temperature ever recorded in New England. This has been confirmed
by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the
 U.S. Geological Survey.
http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/039516.html
or see
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/car/News_Items/2009-02-10_item001.htm

Thanks to Jim Stoffaire, Benjamin Napier, John Sumption
Lucy Mendenhall and Thomas Keister M.D. for this link

 
Feb 10

Record snow in 10 states

26 New Records. 4 Ties -February 10, 2009

 

10 February 2009

Record

Previous
Record

Previous
Year

Period of
Record

SUNRISE MTN, AZ

26.0 in

7.0 in

1976

37

SUNSET CRATER NM, AZ

10.0 in

4.0 in

1978

39

GREER, AZ

9.5 in

7.0 in

1977

104

PINETOP 2E, AZ

8.8 in

4.0 in

1993

65

PRESCOTT, AZ

8.0 in

4.0 in

1985

110

KITT PEAK, AZ

6.0 in

3.0 in

1965

48

TOMBSTONE, AZ

2.0 in

2.0 in

1908

115

SAFFORD, AZ

1.2 in

1.2 in

1965

60

LEBEC, CA

3.0 in

Trace

1960

60

MESA VERDE NP, CO

7.2 in

6.5 in

1965

87

WESTON, ID

3.0 in

2.0 in

1910

110

PLUMMER 3 WSW, ID

0.2 in

0.0 in

2003

59

WATFORD CITY, ND

9.1 in

2.5 in

1938

97

DUNN CTR 1E, ND

9.0 in

2.0 in

1967

91

STANLEY 3 NNW, ND

7.5 in

2.0 in

2000

71

BOWMAN, ND

7.4 in

4.0 in

1988

94

HEBRON, ND

4.0 in

1.0 in

1978

45

MEDORA, ND

3.5 in

1.0 in

2000

60

GARRISON 1 NNW, ND

2.5 in

2.5 in

2000

60

NEW SALEM 5NW, ND

2.5 in

2.0 in

2000

115

FRUITLAND, NM

7.2 in

1.0 in

1985

116

FARMINGTON, NM

3.8 in

1.0 in

1989

30

NAVAJO DAM, NM

2.0 in

1.0 in

1975

45

LUND, NV

6.0 in

1.0 in

1989

51

SPRING VALLEY SP, NV

2.0 in

2.0 in

1976

34

PAHRANAGAT WR, NV

0.5 in

Trace

1966

44

OGLALA 1 S, SD

3.0 in

1.4 in

2007

60

NATURAL BRIDGES NM, UT

4.6 in

0.8 in

1982

43

RANDOLPH, UT

1.5 in

1.0 in

1988

115

MIDWEST, WY

4.5 in

4.0 in

1953

70

 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/records/index.php?ts=daily&elem=snow&month=2&day=10&year=2009&submitted=Get+Records
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link.

 
Feb 10

February off to cold start in Fairbanks - Nearly 10 degrees below average
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  - SO FAR THIS MONTH  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF -16.6DEGREES AT THE AIRPORT IS NEARLY 10 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE. THERE HAVE BEEN A TOTAL OF 3 NIGHTS  WHEN THE
LOW
TEMPERATUREDROPPED BELOW 40 BELOW. ONLY ONE  DAY SO FAR
THIS MONTH...FEBRUARY 6TH...
HAS HAD ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.
SINCE DECEMBER 1ST...IT
HAS BEEN THE COLDEST WINTER AT FAIRBANKS SINCE 2003.

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
 
Feb 6 Vail sets record for January snow - Vail Mountain had
record snow in January and more is coming this weekend.
See
Vail sets record for January snow
 
Feb 5

Record lows in Florida 
Tallahassee, FL

Apalachicola, FL - Shatters previous record of 26 set in 1947   

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tae/images/thursday-min-temp.png

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

.
14

23

 

Feb 4

Another Hard Freeze Warning for South Florida - HARD FREEZE WARNING TONIGHT FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE AREA... ... METRO AND COASTAL PALM BEACH ... METRO BROWARD AND METRO COLLIER... AND REST OF THE INTERIOR AREAS  ... LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S OVER THE INTERIOR AREAS.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/hazards/

Thanks to David Christian and Kenneth Lund for this link

 

“I believe this makes history,” says David. “I can't remember in my lifetime having two hard freezes this far south in one winter … from different events!”

 
Feb 3 Ohio - Cold and Snowy January 2009 - The month ended up 5.5 to 7.5 degrees below
normal, and Mansfield broke a snowfall record.
See Ohio cold and Snowy January 2009
 
Feb 3 Ohio - Cold and Snowy January 2009 - The month ended up 5.5 to 7.5 degrees
below normal, and Mansfield broke a snowfall record.
See Ohio cold and Snowy January 2009
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Feb 2

Record January snowfall in Alaska’s Capital - The National Weather Service says Juneau’s airport recorded 75.2 inches of snow last month, breaking a 20-year-old mark of 69.2 inches for January, and 46.2 inches above the monthly norm.

 

So far, during the 2008-2009 winter season, Juneau has received 116.43 inches of snow.

http://ap.juneauempire.com/pstories/state/ak/20090202/383989877.shtml

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

 
Feb 2

25 feet of snow – with a long time to go - 300 inches so far at Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort! http://www.grandtarghee.com/the-mountain/conditions/index.php 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Feb 1

Cleveland snow total for January just shy of record for the month

Above-average total also forecast for February - As of Saturday night, Cleveland Hopkins Intnl Airport had received 40.5 inches of snow in January, according to Frank Kieltyka, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, just shy of the record 42.8 inches set in 1978.

 

Even so, that makes January the second-snowiest January in Cleveland history, and the second snowiest month since record-keeping began in the 1870s, Kieltyka said.

 

Above-average snowfall is also forecast for February.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1233480711279090.xml&co ll=2

Thanks to Marc Morano for this link

 
Jan 31

Largest Guard call-up in Kentucky history – With more than 400,000 homes
and businesses still without power,  Kentucky’s governor deployed every last
one of his Army National Guardsmen on Saturday - some 4,600 - to combat the
state’s largest power outage on record.

 

It's also the largest Guard call-up in state history.

 

Many people in rural areas cannot get out of their driveways due to debris
and have no phone service. Even if they can get out, finding fuel — heating
oil, or gas for cars and generators — is tough.

 

 "We're trying to prioritize to get fuel to hospitals, nursing homes, ambulance
services," said David Dunlap, regional sales manager for MFA Oil Co., which
has 10 locations in southeast Missouri.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28931648

 
Jan 31 Severe Winter Storm Targets Eastern US Early Next Week –
 1 to 2 feet of snow possible

AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist expects several major
snowstorms in the East over the next four to six weeks.
See
Severe Winter Storm Targets Eastern US Early Next Week
 
Jan 29

Severe storm to slam eastern third of U.S. early next week
Video - This will be a “nasty” storm, says meteorologist Joe Bastardi of
Accuweather.com. “Most formidable storm of the season so far.”

http://www.accuweather.com/news-top-headline.asp?partner=accuweather
Thanks to Winona Campbell for this link

 
 

National Guard battles snow
Video
28 Jan 09 – There is so much snow in North Dakota, some counties have
the National Guard to help keep the roads open.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid823425597/bclid877032950/bctid9308249001

 

Wide area paralyzed by ice and snow
Video
29 Jan 09 - Much of the eastern half of the United States is crippled by a
combination of ice and snow.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid823425597/bclid877032950/bctid9312633001

 

Skiing the Earth's greatest snow
Video
27 Jan 09 - Here's a top to bottom skier's view of Snowbird's 'Lonestar' run. It's
just one of many thrilling trails at 'The Bird' where you can sample some of Utah's
world famous fresh powder.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid823425597/bclid877032950/bctid9207518001

Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for these links

 
Jan 28

Ice storm cuts electricity to more than 1 million  - The storm, blamed for at
least 23 deaths, has caused widespread power failures from the Southern
lains to the East Coast and left ice 3 inches thick in places. It could be a week
before some communities have electricity again. In Arkansas, tree limbs as
much as 22 inches in diameter were breaking off and crashing to the ground.

 

And scientists are trying to tell us that global warming is killing the trees.
I wonder how many trees will die as a result of this bout of "global warming.")

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28873371

 
Jan 27 Northeast next to be hit by ice and snow
http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?article=2

Winter Storms from Texas to New England
Up to 2 inches of ice in WV, OH, KY, MO and AR.
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/stormwatch/?from=hp_news

 
Jan 26

Fed Ex Plane Crashes in Ice Storm in Lubbock, TX.
Massive ice Storm Cuts Power to Thousands from western Texas to Kentucky

Severe icing that prompted Oklahoma's Governor Henry to declare a state of
emergency for all 77 counties of Oklahoma Monday.

http://www.accuweather.com/news-top-headline.asp

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jan 23

Low temperature record “shattered” in Key West - THE 47 DEGREE
TEMP AT KEY WEST INTNL AIRPORT THIS MORNING SHATTERED
THE RECORD FOR THE DATE...52 DEGREES...SET ON JAN 23RD 1961.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=key
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jan 23

Cold temperatures throughout Florida Keys
KEY WEST INTNL AIRPORT . . . 47
KEY WEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE . . . 48
KEY WEST NAVAL AIR
STATION/BOCA CHICA . . .  47
CUDJOE
KEY/SPOTTER REPORT . . .  55
RAMROD KEY/FLORIDA KEYS
AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY . . . 43
KEY DEER WILDLIFE REFUGE/BIG PINE KEY . . . 44
MARATHON AIRPORT . . .  53
NORTH
KEY LARGO HANDAR  . . . 54
 http://www.srh.noaa.gov/productview.php?pil=PNSKEY&max=51 

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jan 21

Hard freeze warning for Florida - ...HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT
FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EST THURSDAY FOR MOST OF MAINLAND SOUTH
FLORIDA...EXCEPT IMMEDIATE EAST COASTAL AREAS... UPPER 20S TO
AROUND 30 DEGREES POSSIBLE... ALL OF INLAND COLLIER...INLAND BROWARD...AND
INLAND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY …  INCLUDES WESTERN PARTS OF THE HOMESTEAD AND FLORIDA CITY AREAS AS WELL AS THE
REDLANDS. ...TEMPERATURES COULD BE SIMILAR TO FREEZE EVENTS  IN
1997 AND 2003.

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=FLZ073&warncounty=FLC086&firewx zone=FLZ073&local_place1=18+Miles+W+Hammocks+FL&product1
=Freeze+Warning

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
Also found here
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/   

 
Jan 20 Up to six inches of snow in South Carolina
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/cae/Events/Jan2009SnowFall/snowfall_PNS_012009.php

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/chs/images/Jan09SnowAmounts.jpg
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links 

 
Jan 20

4 to 7 inches of snow in Raleigh
Hello Robert

We received 4 to 7 inches of global warming snow in the Raleigh, North
Carolina, area today. The early forecast was dry, but the low formed
quickly off the coast, surprising everyone. Take care, enjoy your site

Stan

 
Jan 18

18 degrees for Obama party night - Plus NW winds of 15 miles per hour. 
Worst weather all week.  And freezing during the day.  Not a good sign. 

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=washington+dc&search Type=WEATHER 

Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

 
Jan 17 USA freeze set to continue into next week
See
What's Happening in Other Parts of the World..
 
Jan 16

Hard Freeze Warning - Central Florida - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL 

HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LEVY . SUMTER . HERNANDO
AND
CITRUS COUNTIES LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

 

TEMPERATURES INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 20S OVER THE NATURE
COAST AND 30S ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF WEST CENTRAL AND

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. INCLUDES CITIES OF CEDAR KEY . CHIEFLAND .
CRYSTAL RIVER . INVERNESS 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=FLZ042&warncounty
=FLC017&firewxzone=FLZ042&local_place1=3+Miles+W+Inverness+
FL&product1=Hard+Freeze+Warning

 Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 
Jan 14

Flint's 95-year-old record falls as 19 below zero hits city - Flint, Michigan
broke a 95-year-old record early Wednesday when the temperature plummeted
to 19 below zero. The previous record?  Minus 10, set in 1914, according to
the National Weather Service.

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/01/how_cold_is_it_flints_95yearol.html

Thanks to Kenneth Lund and Steven Woodcock for this link

 
Jan 13

Grand Forks drops to a record 37 below - 13 Jan 09 – Temperatures crashed to
Arctic levels Tuesday across the upper Midwest on the heels of yet another
snowstorm, with thermometers dropping to single digits as far south as Kansas
and Missouri.

 

In Minnesota’s extreme northwest corner, thermometers bottomed out at
38 degrees below zero at the town of Hallock and the National Weather Service
said the wind chill was a shocking 58 below.

 

Temperatures fell to minus 40 in International Falls and minus 35 in Roseau.
Farther south, Minneapolis hit 18 below.

 

Two northern Minnesota ski areas, Spirit Mountain in Duluth and Giants
Ridge, closed for a second straight day Wednesday because of the
dangerously low windchill.

 

In North Dakota, Grand Forks dropped to a record low of 37 below zero, a
stunning six degrees lower than the old record set in 1979, the National
Weather Service said.

 

Temperatures could drop into the single digits Thursday and Friday in the
mid-Atlantic region.

 

Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks all broke snow records for December, each
with more than 30 inches. They were outdone by Madison, Wis., with a record
40 inches for the month, the weather service said Tuesday.

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090114/ap_on_re_us/snowstorm;_ylt=
AqrKKQT6dHOyz21eivAr9vXgtY54

Thanks to Craig Adkins for this link

 
Jan 12

ND gets blizzard on top of December's record snow - 12 Jan 09 – A fast-
moving blizzard brought snow and high winds to North Dakota today, on
top of record snowfall last month.

 

The Minot area got 6 inches of snow on top of about a foot late last week.
Bismarck picked up another 4 inches.

 

Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks all broke snow records for December,
each with more than 30 inches.

 

Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions are expected in parts of South Dakota,
Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois as the storm moves eastward. In Iowa, 2 to 4
inches of new snow will bring totals since the weekend to nearly a foot in
some places, while northern Illinois can expect up to 5 inches of snow and
temperatures in the single digits.

 

Meanwhile, residents of the Midwest and Northeast dug out after their
own weekend storms. Some communities declared snow emergencies to
help cleanup crews plow streets.

 

In Wisconsin, the overnight low could fall to -23. Later in the week,
temperatures in northeastern North Dakota could drop to around -40.

 

Bitter cold was expected to spread across the Midwest and to the East
by week's end.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090112/ap_on_re_us/snowstorm

Thanks to Tom Meyer and Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Jan 10 Record snow in Oshkosh steals spotlight from frigid temperatures
"Let’s push aside the 39 inches of the white stuff from last month and talk
about the cold weather. The average temperature in December was 15.8 degrees,
the 10th coldest December since the 1880s.
See
Record snow in Oshkosh steals spotlight from frigid temperatures
 
Jan 9 Seattle Cut Off! – Email from reader - Seattle is cut off at the moment. 
No trucks can get in or out, probably for days.  I would have thought this
would be front page news.
See
Seattle Cut Off!
 
Jan 1

December 2008 snowiest month on record for Spokane - AS OF DEC 31...
THE MONTHLY SNOW TOTAL AT  SPOKANE INTNL AIRPORT WAS
61.5 INCHES. ... HIGHEST SNOW TOTAL FOR ANY MONTH AND
BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 56.9 INCHES SET IN JANUARY
1950. SNOWFALL RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT IN SPOKANE SINCE 1893.

TOP FIVE MONTHLY SNOW TOTALS FOR SPOKANE...

     1.  DEC 2008    61.5 INCHES
     2.  JAN 1950    56.9 INCHES
     3.  JAN 1969    48.7 INCHES
     4.  JAN 1954    46.5 INCHES
     5.  DEC 1996    42.7 INCHES
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info

 
Dec 29

North Dakota braces for another winter storm - Bismarck already has record
snowfall in December with more than 28 inches, breaking the mark set in 1916.
http://www.kxmb.com/News/313471.asp

 
Dec 28 Record snowfall in Kalamazoo
Record snowfall in Oshkosh
Record snowfall in Portland
Record snowfall in Washington State
Record snowfall in Bismarck
Record snowfall in the Upper Midwest
Fear of roof collapses mounts with snow
Snowiest December ever at Beaver Creek
Statewide emergency declared in Washington State
See
Record Snowfall from Spokane to Kalamazoo .
 
Dec 26 New Storm Blankets Rockies, Plains With Snow - Winter storm warnings
were in effect Friday for parts of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado,
Wyoming, Montana and the western Dakotas.
See
New Storm Blankets Rockies, Plains With Snow
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Dec 26 Snowiest December on record at Beaver Creek, Colorado - Since the ski
season began, Beaver Creek has received over 8ft of snow, making it the
snowiest December on record.
See Snowiest December on record at Beaver Creek
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Dec 25 Statewide emergency declared in Washington State - snowfall reaches
record levels
On Christmas Eve, Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency in
Washington State, saying that snowfall has reached record or near-record
levels in 30 of Washington's 39 counties. Washington's governor has egg
on her face.
See Statewide emergency declared in Washington State.
 
Dec 25

Spokane December Snowfall Record ‘Shattered’

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA

25 Dec 08 ... AS OF 4 PM ON 25 DEC SPOKANE INTNL AIRPORT HAS
RECEIVED 46.2 INCHES OF SNOW SHATTERING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 42.7 INCHES SET IN 1996. RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT IN SPOKANE
SINCE 1881. MORE SNOW IS FORECAST THROUGH NEXT WEEK SO
TOTAL DECEMBER SNOWFALL WILL RISE EVEN MORE.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/main.php?wfo=otx&pil=pns&sid=otx

Thanks to Ken Madden and Chuck Clancy for this link

 
Dec 25

By far the snowiest Christmas in Portland history
Snowiest December on record near Portland airport

25 Dec 08 - THE 18.9 INCHES OF SNOW SO FAR THIS MONTH  IN
PORTLAND OREGON MAKES THIS THE SNOWIEST DECEMBER
SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1940. ... AND THE SECOND SNOWIEST
MONTH ON RECORD...ONLY BEATEN BY THE REMARKABLE
41.0 INCHES THAT FELL IN JANUARY 1950.

THE SNOW BY FAR EXCEEDS PREVIOUS RECORDS FOR CHRISTMAS
DAY... WHICH WERE 1.3 INCHES DOWNTOWN... 1.0 INCH AT
VANCOUVER ...AND A TRACE AT PORTLAND AIRPORT. THE
SNOW DEPTH THIS AFTERNOON IN PORTLAND WAS 10 INCHES.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this info

 

                                                                

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