What was the weather like in the winter of 2014?
The winter of 2014-15 served up some wild weather extremes but depending on where you lived in the U.S. they were at opposite ends of the spectrum. While parts of the West experienced some of their warmest and least snowy conditions on record, the East meanwhile suffered through one of the snowiest and at times coldest winters on record.
When did the winter of 2014-15 start?
Winter 2014-15 Historical Perspective •The winter of 2014-2015 will be remembered for the series of winter storms and extreme cold weather that occurred during the last two weeks of February and first week of March.
When is the coldest time in Minneapolis MN?
The coldest periods will be in early to mid- and late December, late January, and late February. The snowiest periods will be in late December, early and late January, late February, and early March.
What was the weather like in the northeast in 2014?
In a nutshell, the Northeast suffered from a long and severe period of wintry weather. In the West however, very little snowfall and record warmth not only significantly cut the ski season for many, it had much greater impacts on places like already drought stricken California.
When was the first day of winter in 2014?
Based on the astronomical definition, winter begins at the winter solstice, which in 2014 occurred on December 21, and ends at the March equinox, which in 2015 occurred on March 20. Based on the meteorological definition, the first day of winter is December 1 and the last day February 28.
When did the first snow fall in 2015?
January 27 saw first major snowfall of 2015, with observations showing a blocked flow with warm air over the west coast, accompanied by a pronounced cold trough downstream, which pattern looks very similar to the blizzard that Boston saw on January 23, 2005.
What was the weather like in New York in 2014?
Two successive bouts of snow off a relatively warm and ice free Lake Erie produced phenomenal snowfall totals of as much as 70” in some places. The storm shut down a 132 mile stretch of the New York State Thruway and was accompanied by several rounds of lightning and snowfall rates as high as 6” per hour !!