November was, not surprisingly, less snow and fewer Snow Depth Days. December was, quite surprisingly, less snow and fewer Snow Depth Days than November. Like, nearly nothing and one of the lowest December snow totals on record. I'm hoping the bare ground and some cold weather will result in a major tick kill. January is usually one of our snowiest months. This year we got less snow than we did in October. January did have some cold nights, with three nights going slightly below zero, but ten days going above 40. February is also one of our snowiest months, but every place I track had less snow than in January! Meteorological winter is the three months December, January, and February. My snowfall total for the season is 15.2" - less than fall's 21.0"! The SDD total for the season, 170, is a new record low, beating 2001/2002's 226 SDDs.
|Poland Spring ME||15.7||21||10.6||39||3.2||9||13.5||73||8.9||98||13.1||65|
|Mt. Mansfield VT||1||3||11.1||46||27.5||198||30.8||953||28.8||1513||17.5||1640||8.5||960||1||194|
|Poland Spring ME||65||305||4.7|
|Mt. Mansfield VT||126.2||5507||43.6|
|Dennis Bollea||Fairhaven MA|
|A Cadoret||Woonsocket RI|
|Wayne Cotterly||Poland Spring ME|
|Paul Hansen||Marlboro MA|
|Jim Hilt||Bow NH|
|Chris Seeber||Charlestown RI|
|Paul Venditti||Pepperell MA|
|Ric Werme||Penacook NH|
I think depth days is a great statistic, and I'm surprised that it is catching on slowly outside of the NE Weather Spotters mail list. I never expected that the NWS would embrace it quickly, but I had hoped that TV meteorologists would start using it, in monthly summaries, if nothing else. It would be nice if ski areas would use it, but they may not wish to if they are not likely to be #1 consistantly. (And if only one area reports depth days, it would not be a good comparative statistic.) The University of Vermont has graphs of snow depths at Stowe through many seasons.
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