Winter Wrap Up
Winter was quite warm, with temperatures running more than 2°F above normal for most of the region.
Winter snowfall ranged from less than a foot to more than 7 feet.
Despite February temperatures hovering near normal for most of the Northeast, winter 2012-13 ranked as one of the top 27 warmest at 32 of 35 first-order climate sites. Total precipitation was hit-or-miss as 9 sites ranked February as one of their 28 driest while 13 ranked it as one of their 28 wettest. February was particularly snowy for 19 cities due mainly to a large storm early in the month. While winter tended to be wetter than normal (it ranked as one of the top 30 wettest for 15 sites), it wasn’t necessarily snowier. Winter snowfall was split with 12 sites having one of their top 28 snowiest winters and 11 sites having one of their top 28 driest.