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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1200 PM EST THU MAR 1 2012

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...
...PRELIMINARY CLIMATE STATS FOR 2011-12 METEOROLOGICAL WINTER...

THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY STATISTICS ARE FOR THE PERIOD DEFINED AS
METEOROLOGICAL WINTER...SPANNING 01 DEC 2011 THROUGH 29 FEB 2012.

...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THIS METEOROLOGICAL WINTER 2011-12...

FOR WASHINGTON DC...MEASURED AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...DCA...

THE AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURE OF 43.4F RANKS AS THE 3RD WARMEST
WINTER... DEC-FEB...ON RECORD BEHIND ONLY THE WINTERS OF
1931-32... 44.6F AND 1889-90...44.3F.

FOR BALTIMORE MD...MEASURED AT BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT...BWI...

THE AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURE OF 40.7F RANKS AS THE 7TH WARMEST
WINTER ON RECORD...THE WARMEST WINTER SINCE 1949-50. THE WARMEST
WINTER IN BALTIMORE WAS 1931-32...45.3F.

FOR DULLES AIRPORT...IAD...

THE AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURE OF 40.1F RANKS AS WARMEST ON
RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST WINTER OF 39.8F SET IN
2001-02. THE PERIOD OF RECORD AT DULLES GOES BACK TO 1962.

...SNOWFALL FOR METEOROLOGICAL WINTER 2011-12...

...WASHINGTON DC...MEASURED AT DCA...

SNOWFALL OF 2.0 INCHES IS TIED WITH 2008-09 FOR THE 8TH LEAST
SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD. THE LOWEST SNOWFALL TOTALS WERE BOTH
0.1 INCHES MEASURED DURING THE WINTERS OF 1972-73 AND 1997-98.

IF NO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS MEASURED THIS SPRING AT DCA...THEN
THIS WINTER SEASON WOULD RANK AS THE 3RD LEAST SNOWIEST ON
RECORD...BEHIND ONLY THE 0.1 INCHES THAT FELL DURING THE 1972-73
AND 1997-98 WINTERS.

...BALTIMORE MD...MEASURED AT BWI...

SNOWFALL OF 1.8 INCHES IS RANKED AS THE 5TH LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER
ON RECORD. THE LEAST SNOWFALL DURING ANY WINTER IN BALTIMORE IS
0.5 INCHES IN 1949-50.

IF NO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS MEASURED THIS SPRING AT BWI...THEN
THIS WINTER SEASON WOULD BE THE 3RD LEAST SNOWIEST ON RECORD...BEHIND
ONLY THE 0.7 INCHES THAT FELL IN 1949-50 AND 1.2 INCHES IN 1972-73.

...DULLES AIRPORT...IAD...

SNOWFALL OF 3.1 INCHES IS THE 5TH LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER ON
RECORD. THE LOWEST SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 0.3 INCHES IN 1972-73.

IF NO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS MEASURED THIS SPRING AT IAD...THEN
THIS SEASON WOULD BE THE 3RD LEAST SNOWIEST ON RECORD...BEHIND
ONLY THE 2.2 INCHES THAT FELL IN 1972-73 AND 2.6 INCHES IN
2001-02.


...OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WINTER STATS...

THE DAILY MAX TEMP WAS ABOVE FREEZING AT DCA ON ALL BUT ONE DAY THIS 
WINTER. ONLY SIX OTHER WINTERS ON RECORD HAD ONE OR NO DAYS WHERE THE
DAILY TEMPERATURE FAILED TO BREAK THE FREEZING MARK. 1931-32 AND
1997-98 WERE THE ONLY WINTERS THAT NEVER HAD A DAY WITHOUT
BREAKING THE FREEZING MARK.

REALLY COLD DAYS THIS PAST WINTER WERE RARE.

AT DCA...DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 5F OR MORE BELOW NORMAL
OCCURRED ON 7 DAYS THIS ENTIRE WINTER...1 IN DEC...4 IN JAN AND
2 IN FEB.

AT BWI...ONLY 6 DAYS AVERAGED 5F OR MORE BELOW NORMAL...1 IN DEC...
4 IN JAN AND 1 IN FEB.


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JRK/SMZ