A Real Hockey Stick

January-March snowfall in Boston has taken off in a hockey stick over the past decade.

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8 Responses to A Real Hockey Stick

  1. JJ Swiontek says:

    Snow front coming to Colorado Sunday. Keep warm sir.

  2. Too bad you cant play ice hockey on snow.

  3. Psalmon says:

    Do that for NY Central Park. You’ll see the running average has returned to the post LIA levels after 60 years. Scary.

  4. HenryP says:

    It is getting cooler

  5. Oliver Manuel says:

    Climate models are being replaced by models of nuclear mass in the crusts of neutron stars:


    No one knows nuclear masses in crusts of neutron stars, but consensus models of the nucleus do not fit precise masses of ~3,000 types of atoms that compromise all known matter (Figure 1 below)

    Click to access The_FORCE_of_Creation_Preservation_and_Destruction.pdf

  6. RAH says:

    I was stationed at the now closed Ft. Devens, MA from November of 1980 until the end of 1986. I remember having adequate snow to train up for annual winter warfare exercise and training every year while there. Ft. Devens is NW of Boston a little outside the I-495 loop just off Hwy 2 while Blue Hill is a little south of Boston and Amherst is in central MA.

    We would start physical training and stretching exercises specifically to get ready for skiing in October and every year by December be on the skies and sometimes pulling an Ahkio around areas on the post also. Every year there would be at least one guy new to the team that would have to trained up for when we went to Stow or Smugglers Notch for formal ski training, a major exercise in the Green or White Mountains, and evaluation in early Feb.

    My jump log backs up what I recall. We would make at least one jump every January on Turner Drop Zone to train up for jumping with winter equipment and assembly in winter conditions and there was always a minimum of 6″ of snow on the DZ and usually over a foot of it. I noted the conditions for every jump I made. Turner DZ was on Ft. Devens.

    IOW it seems to me we had pretty good snow during those winters the first half of the 80’s though both of your graphs show it to actually be a period of lower than average snow.

    This of course does not falsify your graphs in any way but indicates that even in the less snowy years there was enough snow on the ground by lated December or early January every year duing my time at Ft. Devens to allow for skiing and effective winter warfare training.

  7. gator69 says:

    Cherry picking again! June-August snowfalls in Boston are flat.

    • Andy DC says:

      Since leading climate scientists say that warming causes more snow, it would stand to reason that Boston should have more snow in June than in January. Also that DC winters should be snowier than Boston winters, since DC is warmer.

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