For Hamilton (Mercer County) NJ, I'll rate it a #1 just like last year. Let's see we had about 2" right after Superstorm Sandy, about 1" Christmas Eve, about 6" around 2/9 and a few coatings in between. That's 2 winters in a row that have been a total bust. On the positive side the odds will be far greater for substantial snows for the Winter of 2013-2014. After all what are the odds of 3 winters in a row with so little snow?
I'd say a 3. With the large amount of misses and failed forecasts things didn't really workout to well. I haven't seen over 2" of snow in 26 months. It was either cold and dry or warm and wet... No clippers don't count as "wet". .06-.1 qpf is not wet. Hopefully things are better next year. Once again a dismal winter.
El Paso Texas. Bigger snow then Philly. Mexican desert. Bigger snow then Philly. North Carolina. Bigger snow then Philly. ...oh and models even wanna put snow down near the phillies in Florida? What a kick in the groin if that happens.
Any other warm areas I'm missing? Kansas City getting back to back snowstorms? Wow.
Philly couldn't even pull off a >2" snowfall in a very long time. Pathetic. I bet we get another hurricane this year hitting the jersey shore, they have been the norm, not snow.
I give this winter a 1. I have not shoveled snow now in two years. I'm not really complaining about that at all! This winter was bad because of all of the fantasy storms and the great pattern two weeks out.
We now have a pattern on paper that screams east coast snow but it is not going to happen. Each day that goes by we are slowly eroding the leftover cold air from winter and the sun is getting exponentially stronger. You can feel it when you go outside now. Spring flowers are pushing up through the already warm ground.
I just hope a big storm plows up through the lakes and breaks this blocking down as all we will have is dreary rainy and damp. Too late for this to deliver the goods people. Time to really hope for some warmth and to get outside and enjoy life again! I'm tired of heating the house....
Snow has missed Baltimore to the north, south, east, and west this winter, in all directions. Sometimes its too dry for it to snow, sometimes its too warm. Some systems get sheared as they cross over the Apps, some systems blow up once they get into the Atlantic, but they're too far northeast to affect us. What a complete and utter joke this winter has been. Thats now 3 consecutive below-normal winters for DC/Bmore. And I bet we make it 4 next winter
Couldn't have said it better, Victor C. Another joke of a 'winter' here in the ILG. At least my lawn browned this season. The single week that felt like Winter, with actual temps that did not get out of the 20's, nudges my vote to a "2" as well.