Winter 2010-11 Averaged Out Colder, Drier, Snowier than Normal

Winter of 2010-2011 Colder,Drier and Snowier than Normal

Bobby Boyd
National Weather Service
Nashville, Tennessee

Temperatures for the meteorological winter of December, January and February of 2010 and 2011 averaged 2.0 degrees below normal. It was the 28th coldest winter on record in Nashville.  December 2010 was 6.1 degrees below normal which was the 9th coldest on record and coldest December in Nashville since 2000. January 2011 was 2.4 degrees below normal. After a colder than normal start to February 2011...the month ended 2.4 degrees above normal. Rainfall was below normal for December and January while above normal for February. The total rainfall for the winter months was 9.72 inches which is 2.48 inches below normal. Normal winter rainfall is 12.20 inches. Snowfall has totaled 12.5 inches so far this winter...making it the snowiest winter since 2002 -2003 when 15.1 inches fell and the 31 snowiest winter on record.  Normal snowfall is 9 inches. There have been 7 snow events of half inch or more this winter.

Winter Temperatures
Winter Month Temp Departure
December  34.4   -6.1
January  34.4   -2.4
February  43.7   +2.4
Winter Season  37.5   -2.0


Winter Rainfall

Winter Month Rainfall  Departure
December  1.87   -2.67
January  2.31  -1.66
February  5.54  +1.85
Winter Season
 9.72   -2.48


November Trace
December  4.5
January  5.9
February  2.1
Total so far

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