Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Dave's WEATHER AMERICA

WINTER REVIEW 2003-2004
Home | BLIZZARD OF 2006 | TOP 10 WEATHER 2005 | WINTER 2005-2006 COMPLETE | WINTER 2004-2005 COMPLETE | BLIZZARD OF 2005 | TOP WEATHER EVENTS 2004 USA | TALE OF TWO WINTERS | PUBLICATIONS | MARCH SUPERSTORM 1993 | BLIZZARDS OF 2003 & 1996 COMPARISON | THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY | HISTORIC NJ STORMS | APRIL SNOWSTORMS | DECEMBER BLIZZARDS 2003 & 1960 | INTERNATIONAL WEATHER NEWS | WINTER REVIEW 2003-2004 | WEATHER WORD | DAVE'S WEATHER AMERICA | WEATHER LOG 2/22/08 | SUMMER 2005 REVIEW/FALL 2005 | LONG RANGER | BLIZZARD CENTRAL | WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS OF 2003 RECAP | DAVE THE WEATHERMAN | I PREDICT! | SUMMER 2004 REVIEW

43" SNOW, COLDEST
JANUARY IN YEARS
Storms December to
March in Northeast..

Dave Shovels December 2003 Snow
blitzx3.jpg
Earliest Blizzard on record in northeast

Early December Blizzard
In Northeast Dumps 16"
Snowfall in 2-days....

The winter of 2003-2004 began in early December in the
northeast with a snowstorm/blizzard on December 5th-6th
that dumped a total of 15"-20" across the area into
New England. The storm was the greatest pre-winter
storm on record and was followed a week
later by another record snowstorm that brought 6" to
NYC and heavier amounts to New England. The snowfall
 for December was 20"even with a milder break later in
the month around Christmas. The previous year a
snowstorm occurred right on Christmas.
 
January 2004 was record cold and the temperature
reached +1 degrees at NYC and zero at Newark. The
temperatures for several weeks of January were well
below normal, the 7th coldest since 1869 and also
it was the 9th snowiest. A clipper storm dropped 6"
midmonth with single digit temperatures, and another storm
dropped 10" on NYC in late January.
 
February 2004 was normal temperatures with a brief cold snap.
A Blizzard raged across Nova Scotia at midmonth, with the
fringe snows hitting Nj coast; A heavy snowstorm dropped
18" at Rock Hill SC a week later, but the storm did not
turn northeast. A Pacific storm brought heavy snows to
the Sierra Nevada and heavy coastal rains that same week.
 
March 2004 started mild in the east... However a series of
storms brought accumulating snowfall mid-month..with
NYC receiving 6" and Newark receiving 9" in a week.
 
The seasonal snowfall for NYC measured 43" and Newark
48"as of 3/20/04.
 
All in all an active winter due to converging jets at times
 and El Nino influences being weak..
 
The National Weather Service declared the winter "average"
but residents of northeast experienced their second harsh
and snowy winter in a row.
 
In NYC there have not been two back-to-back winters with
over 40" of snow since the late 1940s.

januaryfr1.jpg