It’s now January 17th, 2012. My car is clean, the roads aren’t stained with salt, the grass is green and I wore a t-shirt outside last week. Is it really mid-January? The last time we had a measurable snow was in October 2011 when we received 7″ of heavy wet snow during peak foliage conditions (the 100 year storm) so rare I was so excited for this event. I wonder if I had jinxed myself somehow that day though. I remember saying to myself “I’m so happy I had the chance to photograph snow during peak foliage conditions, I don’t care if we do not get anymore snow this year, I’m happy with this rare snowfall.” (as seen below)
Well so far, besides two other dustings of snow, we haven’t seen anything. Philadelphia has no snow this year, Boston has only have a couple inches.. What is going on? The last 2 years we have broken snowfall records time and time again.. Now it seems as the snow has run out. Some factor that play into the lack of snow are this. The jet stream is in a position which allows warmer air to flow up in front of the storm systems that ride along it and all storm are moving to our north and west, we need them to our south and east. Need a Greenland high pressure to help out.
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As you can see snowfall is way below average for this time of year. In previous years I had already found myself in handfull of snowstorms, this year, I struggle to find it anywhere.
February Nor’Easter 2010 – Snowmageddon