Meteorological winter is over, but winter is far from done with us

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March 1st in the weather world is the first day of meteorological spring across the Northern Hemisphere! Astronomical spring doesn’t begin until March 20th at 5:58pm. So, this means we can say good-bye to meteorological winter! (But let’s be real… this is March in CNY, there’s still plenty of winter to get through)

How did December 2018, January and February 2019 pan out?

Not that impressive really.

We had a handful of decent snowfalls and our polar vortext arctic air blasts. But, when you look at the numbers you’ll see it’s been a very typical, average winter.

December 2018:

Average Temperature: 30.7°, 1.3° above normal

Total precipitation: 3.27″, 1.3″ above normal

Total snowfall:  14.7″, 18.0″ below normal!!

January 2019:

Average Temperature: 21.4°,  2.2° below normal

Total precipitation: 2.85″, 0.78″ above normal

Total snowfall:  33.0″, 1.0″ below normal

February 2019:

Average Temperature: 26.6°,  0.7° above normal

Total precipitation: 2.85″, 0.78″ above normal

Total snowfall:  27.2″, 1.9″ above normal

Winter 2018-2019:

Average Temperature: 26.2°,  0.1° below normal

Total precipitation: 9.37″, 1.58″ above normal

Total snowfall:  74.9″, 17.1″ below normal

So basically our average temperature was almost completely normal. And you may be surprise to see how below normal for snowfall we were, and that’s because of our relatively snow-less December.

But, we all know Mother Nature can still throw some decent snow our way in March and even into April. Dare I say even May too… (remember the Mother’s Day snow storm?) We’ll see how the spring goes! So far it’s off to quite the cold and snowy start.

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