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Eastern U.S. Faces Unpredictable Patterns and Record Snowfall Shortages

The East Coast is bracing for a weekend of snow and freezing rain. The specifics of which areas will be affected and the extent of precipitation remain uncertain, but meteorologists are closely monitoring the storm’s progression.

A Meteorologist’s Insight

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Tony Fracasso, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland told Associated Press that a more accurate forecast of the storm’s path is expected as it moves through Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and the Southeast before reaching the East Coast.

Major Cities Brace for Winter Weather Disruptions

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In anticipation of this winter weather event, major cities accustomed to snowy winters, including Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, are preparing for potential disruptions. Last year, these cities experienced minimal snowfall due to a lack of cold air, leading to an unusual winter season.

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Low Probability of Snow In NY

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The National Weather Service in New York City has indicated a low probability of snow and sleet in the city over the upcoming weekend, with a significant amount of snowfall expected in areas situated west and north of the city.

Reflecting on the ‘Least Snowy’ Year

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Reflecting on the previous year, the National Weather Service in New York reported 2023 as the city’s “least snowy” year, with just 2.3 inches (6 centimeters) of snow measured in Central Park. This departure from typical winter weather patterns has left residents and meteorologists single out the impact of climate change on seasonal expectations.

Factors Behind the Snowfall Drought

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Several factors have contributed to the recent snowfall drought in parts of the eastern United States. Warmer-than-normal temperatures have made it challenging for precipitation to manifest as snow. Additionally, some storms have carried warm air from the south, causing moisture to fall as rain rather than snow.

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El Niño’s Influence

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The influence of El Niño has also played a role, hindering the infiltration of cold air into the East long enough to interact with the moisture required for snowfall, as explained by Chris Stachelski, Regional Program Manager for Climate Services and Observations at the National Weather Service’s eastern region headquarters.

Snowfall Shortage Breaks Records

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The ongoing snowfall shortage is setting records across the region. Philadelphia, for instance, has reached 704 consecutive days with less than an inch of snow, surpassing the previous record of 661 days that ended on December 15, 1973.

NY City and Baltimore Set Records of No Snowfall As Well

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New York City has reached 690 days through Thursday, exceeding the prior record of 383 days on March 21, 1998. Baltimore has also set a record with 706 consecutive days through Thursday, surpassing the previous record of 672 days on December 25, 2012.

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Pedro DiNezio’s Take

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Pedro DiNezio, an associate professor of oceanic and atmospheric science at the University of Colorado Boulder, explained these weather patterns to AP News. He noted that climate models have predicted a decrease in the frequency of snowfall and an increase in rain in the U.S. Northeast. DiNezio highlighted the capacity of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture, suggesting that when temperatures do drop, winter storms could produce more snow than normal.

Rethinking Winter Expectations

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The atypical weather patterns and extended periods of reduced snowfall are prompting a reevaluation of traditional expectations for winter in the eastern United States. Meteorologists and scientists emphasize the importance of adapting to these changes and gaining a deeper understanding of the complex interactions influencing weather patterns.

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