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4 hours ago, phlwx said:

70 during Christmas week or it ain't the new normal. ;)

I can't seem to find the official stats (December vs. March) but sadly I punt December (with regards to snow) just because I feel "we" rush the cold and legit snow chances each year around this time. So...if we actually score a snow event or two I count it as a major victory.  I feel like we stand a better shot of snow in March vs. December and by that time I want a quick warm-up and spring. It's a shame for snow lovers with the long nights and low sun angle, a snowcover in December can go a long way.

 

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3 hours ago, Parsley said:

I can't seem to find the official stats (December vs. March) but sadly I punt December (with regards to snow) just because I feel "we" rush the cold and legit snow chances each year around this time. So...if we actually score a snow event or two I count it as a major victory.  I feel like we stand a better shot of snow in March vs. December and by that time I want a quick warm-up and spring. It's a shame for snow lovers with the long nights and low sun angle, a snowcover in December can go a long way.

 

Amen to that sentiment

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22 hours ago, Parsley said:

I can't seem to find the official stats (December vs. March) but sadly I punt December (with regards to snow) just because I feel "we" rush the cold and legit snow chances each year around this time. So...if we actually score a snow event or two I count it as a major victory.  I feel like we stand a better shot of snow in March vs. December and by that time I want a quick warm-up and spring. It's a shame for snow lovers with the long nights and low sun angle, a snowcover in December can go a long way.

 

Ocean temps hurt our chances in early to mid December and arguably help them in March (when sun angle is a quicker zapper of snow but ocean temps are at their low water mark).

Early Dec snow is nice to have and certainly helps the bottom line but climo is not really our friend around here.

All-time (going back to the 1880's), the historical averages for Dec and Mar aren't much different. We're essentially looking at a tenth of an inch in lonnnnnng term climo history.

March: 3.6" (481.9" total)

December: 3.7" (499.3" total)

0 and T years:

March - 32

December - 29

I go back to my working opinion that the snow season in Philly is really 12/15-3/15, with "peak winter" the six weeks from 1/10-2/20 (roughly). Anything before or after is great but I'm realistic that #climo tends to win out more often than not (there are exceptions, obviously).

 

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30 minutes ago, phlwx said:

Ocean temps hurt our chances in early to mid December and arguably help them in March (when sun angle is a quicker zapper of snow but ocean temps are at their low water mark).

Early Dec snow is nice to have and certainly helps the bottom line but climo is not really our friend around here.

All-time (going back to the 1880's), the historical averages for Dec and Mar aren't much different. We're essentially looking at a tenth of an inch in lonnnnnng term climo history.

March: 3.6" (481.9" total)

December: 3.7" (499.3" total)

0 and T years:

March - 32

December - 29

I go back to my working opinion that the snow season in Philly is really 12/15-3/15, with "peak winter" the six weeks from 1/10-2/20 (roughly). Anything before or after is great but I'm realistic that #climo tends to win out more often than not (there are exceptions, obviously).

 

It also seems that these December snows (especially before Christmas) end up being alot of mixed bag events snow to something else vs March if its going to snow its more pure snow.  Let's just ignore what happened last March. :unsure2:

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10 hours ago, phlwx said:

Ocean temps hurt our chances in early to mid December and arguably help them in March (when sun angle is a quicker zapper of snow but ocean temps are at their low water mark).

Early Dec snow is nice to have and certainly helps the bottom line but climo is not really our friend around here.

All-time (going back to the 1880's), the historical averages for Dec and Mar aren't much different. We're essentially looking at a tenth of an inch in lonnnnnng term climo history.

March: 3.6" (481.9" total)

December: 3.7" (499.3" total)

0 and T years:

March - 32

December - 29

I go back to my working opinion that the snow season in Philly is really 12/15-3/15, with "peak winter" the six weeks from 1/10-2/20 (roughly). Anything before or after is great but I'm realistic that #climo tends to win out more often than not (there are exceptions, obviously).

 

Good stuff. Pretty underwhelming. Climo has spoken.

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37 minutes ago, tombo82685 said:

I figured this one would be tough. Playing in Seattle, night game. They can't beat them in Seattle.

I think it will help long term to take a beating and get a reminder it's not easy every week. No margin for error now though. 

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