|H/T to Larry Gould
From the Heartland Institute
Weather Bulletin:Records Just Keep Falling: Cold, Snow and Ice
Record-setting cold and snow were the norm in thousands of U.S. locations in November 2014. According to Ice Age Now, 4,856 locations in the U.S. set records for the lowest high temperature at least one day in November, and another 4,121 set records for the lowest low temperature. For the month as a whole, 94 locations set records for the lowest average low temperature, 1,435 locations set records for the lowest average high temperature. Year to date, nearly 28,000 locations saw record low daily low temperatures during 2014, and another 19,500 locations set record low daily high temperatures.
The record cold brought with it record-breaking ice and snow for many locations in the U.S. For instance, ice brought the earliest end to navigation on the Upper Mississippi River near the Twin Cities, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Weather Channel reported areas along the Great Lakes were hit especially hard by snow, with Buffalo Niagara International Airport reporting 88 inches of snow (more than 7 feet) from November 17–21. Cities chalking up their snowiest Novembers on record in 2014 included: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan: 65.4 inches (old record was 46.8 inches in 1989); Rhinelander, Wisconsin: 32.4 inches (old record was 21.5 inches in 1957); and Bangor, Maine: 25.9 inches (old record was 24.6 inches in 1962)
For the U.S. as a whole, Rutgers University Global Snow Lab reports North America snow cover reached a record extent for mid-November (15.35 million square kilometers), crushing the old record from 1985 by more than 2 million square kilometers.
Temperature Records Falling
December 11, 2014 by globalcooler