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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published January 17 2014

Weather Talk: Snow has primarily fallen less than inch at a time

The first four days of December brought a series of snowy periods resulting in a total of 7.9 inches of snow. The highest one-day total was 4.7 inches on Dec. 4. Until today, that had been the only snowfall of any significance this entire winter. We have quietly accumulated a bit over a foot and a half of snow this winter, but almost all of it has fallen a few tenths of an inch at a time.

It just has been a very cold and dry winter. We have had a number of storms, but they have all been primarily wind storms with blowing snow.

Last winter, we had even less snow through mid-January, except the first half of last winter was very mild. Then we got more than 50 inches of snow starting in late January and a lot of cold weather, which caused the snow to remain on the ground through almost all of April.

There are signs that the next few weeks will bring more cold weather along with an increase in snowfall. Hopefully this winter will end well before last winter did.


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