Was this winter worse than the last?

"This winter was the worst." It's a statement many people say and hear every winter.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2018 6:23 PM

UTICA - "This winter was the worst." It's a statement many people say and hear every winter. Especially at times like this when we get a good warmup and then snow returns once again. But actually how bad was this winter in comparison to the last few years?

So far our snowfall totals to date is 104 inches for the season, just above the normal of 95 inches in the typical winter season. This is the second year in a row that we've been above average in the last 5 years. For the reason why that is the case we turned to someone with about 11 years of forecasting experience in Central New York.

"The reason for that is the jet stream. The jet stream was just to our south so it pretty much is a conveyor belt of moisture and brought snowstorm after snowstorm after snowstorm. And the interesting thing about the last two years is that March, both Marches saw over 30 inches of snow, and that just really bumped up our total quite a bit. So this year and last year we had a late late winter continuing into March and even April. That's all thanks to that jet stream just to our south keeping that cold air around," said WKTV Meteorologist Jill Reale.

In addition to snow, this winter was also cold. Our average temperature of 37.8°F in April put us in the top three coldest April in recorded history - records going back to the 1800s!

And this winter got off to a late start and by the look of things a late end. Hopefully Monday will be the last day we see some snow.

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