Monday, February 11, 2013

February 8-9, 2013 Northeastern U.S. Snowstorm

 U.S. Radar Loop, February 8, 2013

Northeastern U.S. Radar Loop February 8

 U.S. Radar Loop, February 8, 2013
Northeastern U.S. Radar Loop February 8

Another view of the 40 inches of snow that fell in Hamden, Connecticut. They reported the most snow of anyone in the Northeast from the blizzard.
Photo by Kris Mandelbaum

In Madison, CT a family is wondering where their Volvo is. Photo by Tom Keogh

The roof of a bowling alley in Smithtown, Long Island, NY collapsed under the weight of the snow 

A man and woman stroll down a snow covered street in the Beacon Hill 
neighborhood of Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Snow begins to melt on cars parked at a dealership after a winter storm in 
Hartford, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Liz Stein, left, and Jessica Grimsby, right, shovel snow in between buried cars during Winter Storm Nemo in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 9, 2013. (Brooks Canaday/ 

Urban skiing at it's finest in Boston, Massachusetts after the blizzard.
Photo via SOUL POLES

stranded cars yesterday on RT 347 in Lake Grove, Long Island, NY.

Snowbound vehicles stranded along Route 347 in Lake Grove, Long Island, NY February 9.Crews used forklifts to remove the vehicles from the roadway.

Roof on a home in Selden, Long Island, NY gave way under the weight of the snow and collapsed

Crowley Volkswagen in Plainville, Connecticut

NEMO arrives !!  Very creative use of snow

The aftermath of up to 3 feet of snow in New England

Boston, MA

Snow piled high in Boston, MA Photo by Matt Meister

HOLY SNOW! Where would you even start when trying to dig out of this? 4-5ft drifts in front of the doors. photo Eva Jones in Middletown, CT) 

That is a lot of snow, February 9, 2013 in CT
Having fun with the deep snow in CT 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Februay 5, 2013: Two Week Weather Outlook

 We are slowly sliding out of winter toward Spring.  This week, February 4-9 looks like it will continue to be mild and dry with temperatures well above normal for the Lincoln, NE, area  However, there appears to be some changes in the making with a wetter time period starting later this weekend.  The February 11-15 time period shows a tendency for wetter than normal in Nebraska and the February 13-19 time period near normal to above normal precipitation for Nebraska. Both time periods indicate the highest odds are for cooler than normal temperatures.  The Colorado and Wyoming Rockies are at about 50% of normal snow-pack so there is a need for increased precipitation across that region if there is to be adequate water flow coming into the Platte River later this spring and summer.  At this point, it is difficult to anticipate how cold it might be, so it is impossible to know if the increased chances for precipitation means more snow or more rain for eastern Nebraska.

Precipitation and Temperature forecasts for February 11-15 (6-10 day outlook) and February 13-19 (8-14 day Outlook) are included below.

Monday, February 4, 2013

January 2013 Climate Summary Maps

The following maps were generated here within the High Plains Regional Climate Center.  
There are two sets of maps, the High Plains Region and the conterminous U.S. continental region.

Nebraska January 2013 summary:

Eastern Nebraska averaged slightly above normal temperatures , whereas western Nebraska was for the most part slightly cooler than normal.  Much of Nebraska experienced well below normal precipitation during January 2013 with some areas having less than 25% of normal precipitation. The only areas with above normal precipitation were in north central Nebraska along the South Dakota border and in southeast Nebraska (where a late January snowfall helped push the precipitation totals above normal).

Friday, February 1, 2013

January 2013 Lincoln, NE, Climate Summary

January 2013:   Lincoln, Nebraska Climate Summary

GRAPH:  The vertical black bars show the temperature for each day with the bottom of each bar being the minimum temperature and the top being the maximum temperature for the day.  The RED line is the normal maximum (or High) temperature and the BLUE line is the normal minimum (or Low) temperature.

January 2013 Highlights:
Highest temperature: January 26, 2013 with 58 F
Lowest temperature: January 31, 2013 with 0 F.
Precipitation total (rain and melted snow water equivalent) was 0.73 inches (0.09 inches above normal)
Average maximum temperature was 35.9 F (0.4 deg. F above normal)
Average Minimum temperature was 14.4 F (0.6 deg. F above normal)
Monthly average temperature was 25.2 F ( (0.6 deg. F above normal)
Total snowfall was 6.2 inches (0.8 inches above normal)

LINK:  Lincoln Weather and Climate Home Page