Sunday, March 4, 2012

Top 3 Warmest Winter in Central New York, NE Pennsylvania

Although climate records date back only to 1951 in Binghamton NY, the National Weather Service reports that the winter of 2011-12 was the second warmest on record. It was the 3rd warmest at Syracuse NY and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where records are over 110 years old. The seasonal snowfall at Binghamton of 38.7" to date, if it holds through the spring, will also be the lowest on record by over 9".
BINGHAMTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
1981 TO 2010 30 YEAR NORMAL 24.7 DEGREES
TOP 3 WARMEST - RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1951
1) 31.3 DEGREES 2001-2002
2) 30.3 DEGREES 2011-2012
3) 29.9 DEGREES 1997-1998

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE AREA
30 YEAR NORMAL 28.4 DEGREES
TOP 3 WARMEST - RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1901
1) 36.1 DEGREES 1931-1932
2) 35.0 DEGREES 2001-2002
3) 34.0 DEGREES 2011-2012

SYRACUSE AREA
30 YEAR NORMAL 26.3 DEGREES
TOP 3 WARMEST - RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1902
1) 34.0 DEGREES 2001-2002
2) 33.3 DEGREES 1932-1933
3) 33.1 DEGREES 2011-2012

SEASONAL SNOWFALL SINCE JULY 1
BINGHAMTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
1) 38.7 INCHES 2011-2012 UP TO FEB 29
2) 47.8 INCHES 1988-1989
3) 52.0 INCHES 1968-1969

2 comments:

lyn-z said...

This websight is crazy! I live in binghamton and there is no way we've even come close to having 3ft of snowfall this winter. 3ft of rain, yes! My kids are bummed because they have yet to have a snow day off of school! What binghamton,Ny are you in?

CapitalClimate said...

Yes, the snowfall is near record lows. That does not mean it is non-existent. From today's Binghamton climate report:

SNOWFALL (IN)
Interval Amount Normal Departure
TODAY: 0.0 0.5 -0.5
MONTH TO DATE: 4.1 6.7 -2.6
SINCE JUL 1: 42.8 70.6 -27.8

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