27 F. average high on February 10.
28 F. high on February 10, 2012.
1.8" snow fell at MSP International as of 7pm yesterday.
.46" total precipitation fell yesterday as of 7pm. It was a mix of rain, sleet and snow. Had it been all snow totals in the Twin Cities would have been closer to 4-5".
5" snow on the ground at KMSP yesterday evening, 6" reported in Chanhassen.
* photo above showing waist-deep drifts in Glenburn, Maine - courtesy of Angie Whittington and WeatherNation TV.
40" snow reported at Hamden, Connecticut, 34" at New Haven.
* 20-30" snowfall reports from Connecticut to Maine.
* New York City misses the worst of the blizzard (8-12" reported), but 20-24"+ over Long Island. Suffolk County hit very hard.
* 700,000 residents without power at the height of the storm.
Outlook. Much colder air will push into the Northeast in roughly 1 week. No more blizzards or severe outbreaks for the USA looking out one week.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
A friend and climate scientist, Jeff Nesbit, posted a long list of links proving that it's not business as usual with weather (or climate). Below is the Twitter flurry that got this started:
Photo credit above: "Snow blankets Boston on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Heavier winter storms fit a pattern predicted by climate scientists as the world warms." Photo by Christopher Petroff/flickr.
Graphic credit above: "Observed record ratio (the increase in the number of heat records compared to those expected in a world without global warming) for monthly heat records as it changes over time (thin red line is annual data, thick red line smoothed with half-width 5 years). This is compared with predictions from a simple stochastic model based only on the global mean temperature evolution (blue line with uncertainty band directly comparable to the smoothed red curve)"