Published: 2008-11-25 10:54:00
Updated: 2008-11-25 18:08:22
Posted November 25, 2008
By Greg Fishel
Did you know that we are currently in the midst of our longest streak of below normal temperatures all year? Yes, unfortunately for us cold weather lovers, 2008 has been yet another disappointing year!
There may still be hope. We have now experienced 9 consecutive days below normal, dating back to November 16. Prior to that period, the longest streak of sub-normal temperatures was 6, and that happened on 3 different occasions.
Just for fun, I arbitrarily defined a "streak" as 5 or more consecutive days of either above or below normal temperatures. Using this definition, we have experienced 14 warm streaks and 8 cold streaks this year. But if you dig a little deeper, the score is not even that close. Those 8 cold streaks account for 47 days out of the entire year, while the warm streaks account for a whopping 119 days!
Here is a list of those streaks:
Month by month, here is how it breaks down:
|Month||Days Above Normal||Days Below Normal||Days Near Normal|
So, at least we have a chance to chalk up 2 consecutive months with more days below normal than above for the first time this year. Is this a sign of things to come for the Winter of '08-'09? Time will tell, but you know what I'm hoping for! What are you hoping for?