With May here, the National Weather Service is re-capping the winter snow season that concluded yesterday in April. The winter was remarkably snow-less in the east, although places like Caribou, Maine saw one one their snowiest winters on record. While the snowfall was in line with NOAA seasonal outlooks that called for milder, wetter conditions across a large part of the country, the little amount of snow that did manage to fall was shockingly low.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania broke it’s record by featuring the least snow of any winter on record; only 5.1″ fell. In a typical winter season through the end of April, Harrisburg typically sees 32.7″.
Some cities saw no snow at all: Savannah and Augusta, Georgia and Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina all measured 0.0″ snow; in a typical season, they usually see 0.2-1.8″.
Some cities saw so little snow it’s barely worth mentioning: Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City, New Jersey all saw under a half inch this winter. Usually 1-2 feet of snow would fall most winters there.
While there was a lack of snow for many, some did see above normal snowfall amounts too. Rochester, New York picked up 91.6″ of snow, nearly a half foot over its usual seasonal average of 84.7″.