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000 NOUS41 KOKX 241452 PNSOKX ZCZC NYCWRKPNS 241445 TTAA00 KNYC DDHHMM CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 252300- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 1052 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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