Snow Drought: Seasonal snowfall running below average

Meteorologist Steve Frazier @frazierfox9
Meteorologist Steve Frazier @frazierfox9

Our dreams of a White Christmas did not come true this season, and if you took out the snowmobile, you would most likely throw out more sparks than powder. There is no doubt that we are in a "Snow Drought", and we have the numbers to prove it.

We see more flakes fly in January than any other month. On average, just over a foot (12.1 inches to be exact) falls during the first month of the year. So far, January 2015 has delivered less than half that amount. Check out the graphic below to see what an average snow season in the metro amounts to.



Now check out what the 2014-2015 snow season has delivered.



If you do the math, we are running about a 1/3 below average. Now, just for fun, lets say that we are AVERAGE for the rest of this winter. If we are average until the end, then that would mean we would finish this winter about 2 more feet of snow, leaving us with a small 17 percent deficit. Snow lovers, keep your fingers crossed.

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