By Jesus Jimenez. The greatest chance for snow could be in late January, and the coldest periods of the season are expected in the middle of November, early to mid-December and late January, according to the almanac. Last year the almanac predicted the best chances for snow for the area would be in early December, early to mid-January, and mid-February. Dallas-Fort Worth recorded two-tenths of an inch of snow Jan. North Texas has barely seen snow in recent years. The last time the area saw more than 1 inch of snow was March , when 3. Yes, that is snow, North Texas. Find out more about today's weather.
Light Winter for Many, Colder in the West
Winter will be warmer than normal, with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December and throughout January. Snowfall will be below normal, with the snowiest period in early March. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal, with an early hot spell in early to mid-April. Summer will be drier than normal, with temperatures near normal in the north and below normal in the south. The hottest periods will be in early June and mid-August. September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal. So disappointing that yet again no decent amount of snow in Central PA.
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Many New Jerseyans may be asking: Where's the snow this winter? Call it a snow dud. Or a snow drought. Whatever nickname you pick, New Jersey is clearly stuck in a winter weather pattern that has been dumping excessive amounts of rain and very little snow. In fact, most regions of the state have gotten far less snow than they normally get in December and January. See the charts below And many areas had more snow in November -- in autumn -- than they have gotten in the two winter months of December and January combined. One of those regions is the area around Newark Liberty International Airport, which was hit with 6.
He has a lifelong fascination with snow, or dating to age 5, anyway. And, as it turned out, snow has been a nexus of his career. These days, you might think that looking for snow would be about as exciting as studying flood potential in the Mojave. He drifted into this snow business while at Columbia University for graduate school in the s, when he became a student of snow mapping. His mentors included Wallace Broecker, whose research spurred the climate-fiction disaster movie about a mighty big chill The Day After Tomorrow , and NASA scientist James Hansen, an early global-warming siren-sounder.