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We've had some remarkably cloudy and cold weather here in State College, Pa., home of AccuWeather HQ for the past two weeks. Hurricane Sandy brought in clouds early, then lingered late, and even after the hurricane had dissipated, chance kept us under the clouds. The following graph is from WeatherSpark:
What this shows (other than the awesome pressure drop during Hurricane Sandy) is that we haven't seen the sun in 11 and a half days. Incredible. And for six and a half days, the temperature has stayed between 32 and 42 degrees (the purple areas in the graph show normals, note that we're underneath the average low during most of that period). The local airport here (KUNV, from where those readings come) doesn't monitor the weather 24/7 however, but even looking at official records at Penn State, temps have been between 32 and 44 for that time period and about the same is true at my weather station at home.
We're very hopeful today that the sun will shine here (though admittedly, it will seem odd), once this fog burns off (it seems clear other than that, see AccuCam and Visible Satellite image from 9 a.m. above).
The Great Lakes ice coverage is more than twice the highest ever for the week, and it's causing problems. Also, the March climate report lists more cold records.
The Appalachian mountains won the temperature war yesterday, with readings as high as 90 degrees. Record high temperatures were broken across the region.
Dangerous Cyclone Ita is already stronger than devastating Cyclone Yasi's peak and the storm looks similar to Yasi on satellite.
Severe weather has taken center stage in the news and Social Media this week, owing to severe thunderstorms in western Europe, Argentina and the Philippines.
Dropcam has now added time-lapse capability to their cloud recording... your weather camera at home can now do full-day time-lapses.
This weekend's storm in the Northeast U.S. turned out to be another over-performer for snowfall.