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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
1056 AM EDT TUE MAR 24 2015  
   
..INCREASES TO SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERFORMED AN ANALYSIS OF SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS THAT FELL AND WERE MEASURED AT CENTRAL PARK EARLIER THIS  
YEAR.  
 
THREE SPECIFIC SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK WERE LESS THAN  
SURROUNDING OBSERVATIONS. BASED ON THESE FINDINGS...AN ANALYSIS WAS  
PERFORMED THAT MADE USE OF SURROUNDING OBSERVATIONS...SNOW TO LIQUID  
RATIOS AND RADAR DATA FOR ALL THESE EVENTS.  
 
THE RESULTS OF THESE ANALYSIS WERE TO INCREASE THE DAILY SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS...  
 
1/6/2015 FROM 0.5 TO 1.0 INCH...AN INCREASE OF 0.5 INCHES.  
 
1/24/2015 FROM 2.5 TO 3.6 INCHES...AN INCREASE OF 1.1 INCHES.  
 
2/2/2015 FROM 3.3 TO 5.0 INCHES...AN INCREASE OF 1.7 INCHES.  
 
THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 3.3 INCHES...WHICH BRINGS THE TOTAL SEASONAL  
SNOWFALL AT CENTRAL PARK TO 50.3 INCHES.  
 
THESE ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO THE CLIMATE DATABASE FOR CENTRAL PARK  
AND REPRESENTS A BETTER FIT TO THE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE SURROUNDING  
OBSERVATIONS FOR THESE RESPECTIVE WINTER EVENTS.  
 

 
 
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