Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hartford Sets Monthly Snowfall Record

The 1.9" of snow which fell at Hartford's Bradley Airport yesterday (January 25) was far short of the record 13.6" for the date in 1905. However, the National Weather Service reports that the monthly snowfall total to date of 44.9" is now the record highest amount for January since observations began at Hartford in 1905. This exceeds the previous record of 43.1" in 1996.

This month's total is now the second highest for any calendar month at Hartford, surpassing the 43.3" in March 1956. With more snow on the way to southern New England, the all-time monthly record of 45.3" in December 1945 is well within sight. The latest forecast, issued at 2 pm EST today, calls for 6-10" of snow through tonight.

The seasonal total so far at Hartford is 59.1", vs. an average to date of 20.2". The average amount for January to date would be 11.8", so the current month is almost 400% of normal.

The January average monthly temperature at Hartford so far of 23.0° is 2.6° below the climatological mean. However, that is only the 20th coldest January out of 98 years of monthly temperature records.

Image (click to enlarge): Total snowfall forecast through 7 pm EST, January 27, from National Weather Service

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