Snowfall Totals Per Decade

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By Ralph Fato on November 20, 2012, 12:30pm Last modified: November 22, 2012, 9:22am

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This will give you something to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner... 

Here’s a graph using NWS data since 1950 for these coastal cities showing total number of snowfall inches per decade. The average for an entire decade is the first bar in each city. Decade starts on the 0, ie: 1950-1959. 1960-69. etc.
*Full size image here* 

 Some interesting highlights from it:

 * Coastal CT needs just 58 inches to have more than the entire decade of the 80s. There’s still 7 winters left which normal is 27” per winter..

 * Philadelphia has more snow than Chicago, Denver, and has the same as Minneapolis Minnesota this decade alone.

 * Philadelphia needs 26 more inches to beat the entire decade of the 1950s.

 * Baltimore needs 55” to have more than the entire decade of the 1950s, in fact, Baltimore needs the same amount of snow they have this decade (93”) to beat every single decade since the 1950s except for the 1960s.

 * Since the 1980s, NYC and Bridgeport have been getting more snows per decade

 * The last below normal decade Boston had was the 1980s.

 * Washington D.C has not had an above normal decade since the 1980s.

 * Baltimore has not had an above normal decade since the 1960s.

Pretty impressive considering there's just 3 years of data for this decade, or should I say 2 since last year wasn't much? 

Do you see anything else on this graphic?

Here's how a few more locations look.

Decade Snowfalls

Welcome to the new snowbelt region.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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