Winter Weather 2018-2019




I get a LOT of requests for information regarding the current winter season, from daily snow totals to forecasts. While I’m not a forecaster, I can at least provide information on the existing season. This page will be temporary, as post-season, the data will be rolled into the other weather pages. However, since this topic seems to be so popular, I plan to do something similar for each season.

For reference “Cold Season” refers to the time starting October 1st and Ending April 30th.
“Winter Season” refers only to December 1st through February 28th. Many of the given rankings are tied with other years.

**Last Updated: 4/1/2019

2018-2019 Winter Season Statistics- Complete

Temperature
Average High: 41.3 (21st warmest since 1878-79) Normal is 39.1
Average Low: 26.3 (24th warmest since 1878-79) Normal is 24.8
Mean: 33.8 (23rd warmest since 1878-79) Normal is 31.8

# of Highs 32 or Lower: 22 (16th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Lows 32 or Lower: 66 (14th fewest since 1878-79)
Coldest High: 11 on 1/31/2019
Coldest Low: -4 on 1/30/2019 and 1/31/2019
# of Below Normal Days: 34 (37.8%)
# of Normal Days: 2 (2.2%)
# of Above Normal Days: 54 (60%)
# of Highs 50 or Above: 26 (8th most since 1878-79)
# of Lows 40 or Above: 6 (7th fewest since 1878-79)
Warmest High: 66 on 12/2/2018
Warmest Low: 46 on 12/15/2018

Precipitation
Total Precipitation: 12.15″ (10th wettest since 1878-79) Normal is 7.95″
# of Days with Precipitation: 58 (64.4%)
# of Days with Measurable Precipitation: 43 (47.8%) (10th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 0.25″ or More Precipitation: 15 (7th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 0.50″ or More Precipitation: 9 (4th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 1.00″ or More Precipitation: 3 (3rd most since 1878-79)
Greatest Daily Precipitation: 1.22″ on 2/20/2019

Snowfall
Total Snowfall: 23.3″ (35th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with Snowfall: 35 (38.9%)
# of Days with Measurable Snowfall: 22 (24.4%) (15th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 1″ or More Snowfall: 6 (6th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with 2.5″ or More Snowfall: 4 (4th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with 5″ or More Snowfall: 0 (1st fewest since 1878-79)
Greatest Daily Snowfall: 4.2″ on 2/1/2019
Greatest Snowstorm: 4.6″ on 1/31-2/1/2019
Greatest Snow Depth: 1/13/2019, 1/20/2019, 2/1/2019 and 2/2/2019
# of Days with at least 1″ of Snow Depth: 17 (14th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with at least 3″ of Snow Depth: 10 (10th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with at least 6″ of Snow Depth: 0 (1st fewest since 1878-79)
Average Daily Snow Depth: 0.5″

2018-2019 Full Cold Season Statistics- In Progress through 3/31/2019

Temperature
Average High: 47.2 (33rd warmest since 1878-79)
Average Low: 31.4 (27th warmest since 1878-79)
Mean: 39.3 (27th warmest since 1878-79)

# of Highs 32 or Below: 27 (17th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Lows 32 or Below: 104 (22nd most since 1878-79)
Coldest High: 11 on 1/31/2019
Coldest Low: -4 on 1/30/2019 and 1/31/2019
# of Below Normal Days: 94 (51.6%)
# of Normal Days: 6 (3.3%)
# of Above Normal Days: 82 (45.1%)
# of Highs 50 or Above: 81 (19th most since 1878-79)
# of Lows 40 or Above: 35 (13th fewest since 1878-79)
Warmest High: 88 on 10/6/2018 and 10/8/2018
Warmest Low: 69 on 10/2/2018 and 10/9/2018

Precipitation
Total Precipitation: 25.78″ (2nd wettest since 1878-79)
# of Days with Precipitation: 116 (63.7%)
# of Days with Measurable Precipitation: 82 (45.1%) (12th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 0.25″ or More Precipitation: 30 (5th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 0.50″ or More Precipitation: 19 (2nd most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 1.00″ or More Precipitation: 7 (2nd most since 1878-79)
Greatest Daily Precipitation: 1.97″ on 3/30/2019

Snowfall
Total Snowfall: 27.4″ (41st most since 1878-79)
# of Days with Snowfall: 53 (29.1%)
# of Days with Measurable Snowfall: 29 (16th most since 1878-79)
# of Days with 1″ or More Snowfall: 8 (8th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with 2.5″ or More Snowfall: 4 (4th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with 5″ or More Snowfall: 0 (1st fewest since 1878-79)
Greatest Daily Snowfall: 4.2″ on 2/1/2019
Greatest Snowstorm: 4.6″ on 1/31-2/1/2019
Deepest Snow Depth: 4″ on 1/13/2019, 1/20/2019, 2/1/2019 and 2/2/2019
# of Days with at least 1″ of Snow Depth: 20 (12th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with at least 3″ of Snow Depth: 10 (10th fewest since 1878-79)
# of Days with at least 6″ of Snow Depth: 0 (1st fewest since 1878-79)
Average Daily Snow Depth: 0.3″

Top 10 Daily Snowfalls During the 2018-2019 Cold Season
1. 2/1/2019: 4.2″
2. 1/12/2019: 4.0″
3. 1/20/2019: 2.9″
4. 2/20/2019: 2.8″
5. 2/10/2019: 2.3″
6. 2/28/2019: 2.2″
7. 3/3/2019: 1.9″
8. 11/15/2018: 1.3″
9. 1/17/2019: 0.8″
10. 1/19/2019: 0.7″

Other Full Season Statistics
Highest Average Daily Wind Speed: 24.1mph on 2/24/2019
Highest Wind Gust: 50mph on 2/24/2019
# of Cloudy Days: 98 (53.8%)
# of Partly Cloudy Days: 68 (37.4%)
# of Clear Days: 16 (8.8%)
Sunniest Month: October
Cloudiest Month: November

Significant Events
March 14, 2019
March 3, 2019
February 24, 2019
February 20, 2019
January 31-February 1, 2019
January 19-20, 2019
January 12-13, 2019
November 15, 2018

Here are links for Daily Records for Each Cold Season Month So Far
October 2018
october
November 2018
november
December 2018
december
January 2019
January-1
February 2019
February
March 2019
March

Check out more weather records on the other weather pages.