Winter 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 to only December 1st through February 28th.

*Last updated 2/21/2019

Normals for the DJF Winter Season 1981-2010
Average High: 39.1
Average Low: 24.8
Mean: 31.8
Precipitation: 7.95″
Snowfall: 20.3″
Snowfall for Entire Cold Season: 26.7″

Current Statistics for Winter Season 2018-2019 through 2/20/2019
Average High Temperature: 40.9 This ranks as the 24th warmest since 1878-1879.
Average Low Temperature: 26.2 This ranks as the 22nd warmest since 1878-1879.
Mean Temperature: 33.5 This ranks as the 23rd warmest since 1878-1879

So far, the winter has been on the warm side. Most of this is due to the very warm December, as January ended up slightly below normal. February has also been warm so far.

# of Cold Season 32 or Below Highs: 24 16th Fewest since 1878-1879
# of Cold Season 32 or Below Lows: 77 16th Fewest since 1878-1879
Coldest High: 11 on 1/31/2019
Coldest Low: -4 on 1/30/2019 and 1/31/2019
Warmest High: 66 on 12/2/2018
Warmest Low: 46 on 12/15/2018

Total Precipitation: 11.88″ This ranks as the 7th wettest since 1878-1879.
Total Snowfall: 21.1″ (23.2″ for the whole cold season) This ranks as the 31st snowiest winter season since 1878-1879.

The very wet pattern from 2018 has carried into 2019. Snow is running a little above normal.

Greatest Daily Snow: 4.2″ on 2/1/2019
Greatest Snowstorm: 4.6″ on 1/31-2/1/2019
Deepest Snow Depth So Far: 4″ on 1/13/2019 and 1/20/2019
Number of Days with at least 1″ of Snow Depth during the Cold Season: 18
Number of Days with at least 1″ of Snow Depth December-February Only Through 2/20/2019: 17
Average Snow Depth Since December 1st: 0.5″
# of Cold Season Days with at least 1″ of Snowfall: 6

Past Snow/Ice Events and Area Totals
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
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019

Check out more weather records on the other weather pages.