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Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by Math23x7 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:41 pm

Some of the older members may remember December 1989 as being the third coldest December on record in NYC, but having 1.4" of snow with much of that snow melting from rain...before dropping back down to bitter cold.

Here are the December 1989 temperature anomalies nationwide:



And here is the December 1989 table from NOAA:



December 2015, however, is one we all remember. Entering that month, every December since at least 1950 (don't have all December records beforehand) had the temperature go down to 28 degrees at least once.  Well, the lowest temperature that month in NYC was 34 degrees.  Every day that month was below average temperature wise.

And we all know about Christmas Eve/Christmas Day that year.

Here are the December 2015 temperature anomalies nationwide:



And here is the December 2015 table from NOAA:



Here is where the NOAA tables are from:

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/lcd/lcd.html?_page=1&state=NY&stationID=94728&_target2=Next+%3E

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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by CPcantmeasuresnow on Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:20 pm

I would like to formally propose that we immediately ban anyone that voted for December 2015. I for one cannot be part of a weather forum that condones such sick aberrant thinking.
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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by docstox12 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:10 am

LOL, CP, you are comparing apples to oranges in both scenarios , which stink.Yes, that warm December 2015 was awful, but December 1989, as this December is evolving, is just as terrible IMO with that dry cold.I don't care about temperatures, give me a December 1960 with a huge snowstorm on the 11th and 12th of over 20 inches, December 1963 with a 9 inch snowstorm a day or two before Christmas and the Boxing Day Blizzard December of 2010.
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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by lja on Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:37 am

Keep in mind....Jan 1990 recorded a measly 1.8 inches of snow in CP and we all remember Jan 2016. Recorded 2nd largest Jan snow totals of 27.9 inches, all from the blizzard, about a month after our warmest Christmas temps of Dec 2015. I know what my vote would be.

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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by Dunnzoo on Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:47 am

Honestly, if you have the precip, you have a better chance of getting snow, just need a tweak in temps. If it's dry, you have zero chance. As much as I hate rain in December, at least there is a chance, however small...

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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by frank 638 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:35 am

For me it's a tough choice because in 1989 I was only six years old if I had a choice I would definitely pick 1989 LOL. But for my pick for the best December I remember for snow would be the boxing day blizzard 2010,2002 or 2003 because we had snow on Christmas Day and of course 1995 where we had back to back snow

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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by billg315 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:37 pm

I have to go with 1989. Even without snow I prefer cold in December because it is more of a “holiday feel” for me. And, since it’s early in the season I’m ready/excited for the cold weather to arrive. Now if you flipped this to March and said would you rather have a record cold March with no/little snow or a warm March with no snow, I’ll take the warm one. If I’m not getting snow in March, then I’ve had my fill of cold and am ready to move on to Spring.
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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by syosnow94 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:07 pm

THEY BOTH SUCKED. THIS THREAD SHOULD BE LOCKED. BOTH DECEMBERS WERE ABSURD. WOULD YOU RATHER KILL YOURSELF OR BE KILLED. CMON! Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by mikeypizano on Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:58 pm

Bitter cold and no snow is useless to me, so make it warm so I can at least do something!
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Re: Which would you prefer, December 1989 or December 2015?

Post by bobjohnsonforthehall on Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:16 pm

mikeypizano wrote:Bitter cold and no snow is useless to me, so make it warm so I can at least do something!

This. All of this.

I pretty much will put up with cold weather if it means snow. Otherwise torch away.
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