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It's mid-March, we can now rate this winter season.*

-- Rating is on the interesting nature and quality of wintry weather, with C being average --

I rate this season a D for my area. Based on:

1. Below average snowfall (17.5" to-date).
2. No MECS.
3. Only three steady cold spells.
4. Little lasting snowpacks.
5. No snowstorms with heavy snowfall rates.

The season is not an F due to:
1. A few strong cold snaps.
2. A rare November snowstorm.
3. Two March snowfalls.

* Seeing how Anthony has cancelled his Stormvista. lol
2018-2019 Frozen Precipitation Record

November 15, 2018 - 4.1 inches (Miller A "over-performing" - to sleet, freezing rain, rain, back to sleet on 11/16 7 am)
January 13, 2019 - 0.2 inches (northern edge of "southern slider")
January 18, 2019 - 0.6 inches (weak mid-western storm)
January 30, 2019 - 0.5 inches (intense 20 minute squall on arctic front)
February 11, 2019 - 0.3 inches (northern edge of weak wave from the west)
February 12, 2019 - 1.1 inches snow-sleet-snow-rain (front-end of wave from the west)
February 20, 2019 - 2.3 inches (front-end of wave from the west)
February 28, 2019 - 0.2 inches (southern edge of a clipper)
March 1, 2019 - 0.3 inches (weak clipper)
March 2, 2019 - 3.3 inches
March 4, 2019 - 4.6 inches (SW storm)

Seasonal Total - 17.5 inches

Notable temperatures: 11/22/2018: 18 F (low), 11/23/2018: 12 F (low), 1/21/2019: 5 F (low), 1/22/2019: 11 F (low), 1/24/2019 60 F (high),

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A++++

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View Postvascudave, on 13 March 2019 - 08:40 AM, said:

A++++

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B+. Could have done without all the ice

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D

Terrible winter
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A++++
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Apparently there should be two separate ratings threads for those who dislike winter winter and those who do.
I love winter and I am very disappointed with this years performance. I will give this winter a weak C- for my area as I have had a steady snowpack for about 3 weeks now and have gotten a few winter events but nothing as big as the November storm when I got 11 inches. Every storm has been between 2 and 5 inches usually turning to sleet and freezing rain at the end.
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I was disappointed with this winter. Obviously we don't get much snow down here but I can usually count on 3-4" which is what I've had the first 3 years. This year the only accumulation we had was a slushy dusting. Charlotte did have about 2.5" from that same storm. So very uneventful. While the mountains had their share of snow, there were too many rain storms in between. This winter sucked. Too much rain and cloudy weather. I'd say an F for me and maybe a D+ for the mountains. Beech mtn (which has the highest elevation) has had just over 63".
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Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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Not our worst winter snowfall wise but far from average. Ill give it a C since we did get a bunch of minor snow events that helped keep the ground white for a good part of winter. The only good storm was in Nov, the rest brought freezing rain at the end. It was too much of a roller coaster winter. The downhill ski resorts did well considering. Can't say I had any days were the conditions were bad and I did get out on the cross country skis and fat bike a few times. My season total so far is 36.7 inches. Not the best but not the worst.
Location: Wantage NJ (Northwest Sussex County)
Total snow for 2018-2019 season 36.7 inches
Total snow for 2017-2018 season 64.2 inches
Total snow for 2016-2017 season 62.1 inches
Total snow for 2015-2016 season 12 inches (Least amount ever recorded for my area)
Total snow for 2014-2015 season: 56.3 inches
Total snow for 2013-2014 season: 60.1 inches
Total snow for 2012-2013 season: 50.6 inches
Total snow for 2011-2012 season: 24 inches
Total snow for 2010-2011 season: 50.8 inches
Total snow for 2009-2010 season: 69.5 inches
Total snow for 2008-2009 season: 42.6 inches
Total snow for 2007-2008 season: 52.3 inches
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B

Not too harsh, except for just a few days. Still seem to be stuck in the pattern (for it seems like more than year now) where it's cloudy 2/3 of the time.
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View PostMike_The_Golfer, on 14 March 2019 - 08:50 AM, said:

B

Not too harsh, except for just a few days. Still seem to be stuck in the pattern (for it seems like more than year now) where it's cloudy 2/3 of the time.

This is the real story, isnt it? I cannot remember a time when we were stuck in a 12+ month pattern of persistent cloudy/wet weather. Its remarkable.

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exactly
weather for past year.... a big ol F

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D+
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snowfall
18-19= 31.8 ytd
17-18= 72
16-17= 38.3
15-16= 31
14-15=54
13-14 = 63.1
12-13 =46.2
11-12 =19, 10-11= 66
9-10=65 , 8-9 = 40
7-8=32

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View PostFreezingDrizzle, on 13 March 2019 - 08:34 AM, said:

It's mid-March, we can now rate this winter season.*

-- Rating is on the interesting nature and quality of wintry weather, with C being average --

I rate this season a D for my area. Based on:

1. Below average snowfall (17.5" to-date).
2. No MECS.
3. Only three steady cold spells.
4. Little lasting snowpacks.
5. No snowstorms with heavy snowfall rates.

The season is not an F due to:
1. A few strong cold snaps.
2. A rare November snowstorm.
3. Two March snowfalls.

* Seeing how Anthony has cancelled his Stormvista. lol

I think this winter is certainly graded from perspective. I would rate it an A- / B+. Mostly mild, little snow IMBY.

Not really anything to get worked up over....models performed like models do (less than expectations), no real fantasy storms that had people hooked. Seemed the usual suspects counted on the "2 week from now.." pattern change, but for the most part it was a fairly straight forward, consistent pattern with a few one to two day cold outbreaks.

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At 39.7" for the season, I'd give it a D+ since my average is closer to 55". For sustained cold for ice fishing conditions, I'd give it an F. In my gut, I still think we will probably get an inch or so more snow before all is said and done.
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2012-2013 total snow: 67.0"
2013- 2014 total snow: 67.0"
2014-2015 total snow: 71.1"
2015-2016 total snow: 31"
2016-2017 total snow 61"
2017-2018 total snow: 84"
2018-2019 snow to date: 40"
Lowest temp this season: -7.6 1/31/19

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I’ll give this winter a B-.

Below average snowfall; but xcountry skiable storms in November, January and March made it seem longer than others.

Also think 2018-19 had it’s share of extremes — below zero nights and single digit days; a windstorm that caused significant enough damage that I’ll have to replace my roof; a blinding snow squall.

We can’t get a MECS every year — which would have pushed this winter over the top — and we may have gotten spoiled with the number we’ve had the past 20 years. But I can remember completely snowless winters as well. I will reserve my low marks for them.

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I will give it a B+. We had 34.5 this season which is slightly above average for the area. Considering that we had snow here for many events while other areas had rain or ice I really cannot complain.
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View Postpmgav, on 20 March 2019 - 04:38 PM, said:

I’ll give this winter a B-.

Below average snowfall; but xcountry skiable storms in November, January and March made it seem longer than others.

Also think 2018-19 had it’s share of extremes — below zero nights and single digit days; a windstorm that caused significant enough damage that I’ll have to replace my roof; a blinding snow squall.

We can’t get a MECS every year — which would have pushed this winter over the top — and we may have gotten spoiled with the number we’ve had the past 20 years. But I can remember completely snowless winters as well. I will reserve my low marks for them.
You fellows inland did ok this season.
The coast got messed-over; we are about 33% below average. 2/3's of my my inches were in November and March!
Oh, and thanks for reminding us of that glorious 20 minutes on January 30. FD

2018-2019 Frozen Precipitation Record

November 15, 2018 - 4.1 inches (Miller A "over-performing" - to sleet, freezing rain, rain, back to sleet on 11/16 7 am)
January 13, 2019 - 0.2 inches (northern edge of "southern slider")
January 18, 2019 - 0.6 inches (weak mid-western storm)
January 30, 2019 - 0.5 inches (intense 20 minute squall on arctic front)
February 11, 2019 - 0.3 inches (northern edge of weak wave from the west)
February 12, 2019 - 1.1 inches snow-sleet-snow-rain (front-end of wave from the west)
February 20, 2019 - 2.3 inches (front-end of wave from the west)
February 28, 2019 - 0.2 inches (southern edge of a clipper)
March 1, 2019 - 0.3 inches (weak clipper)
March 2, 2019 - 3.3 inches
March 4, 2019 - 4.6 inches (SW storm)

Seasonal Total - 17.5 inches

Notable temperatures: 11/22/2018: 18 F (low), 11/23/2018: 12 F (low), 1/21/2019: 5 F (low), 1/22/2019: 11 F (low), 1/24/2019 60 F (high),

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Had about a foot of snow for the season. Did not have to use my snowblower once. temperatures were actually near average, just slightly above. I'm glad spring is here
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