(WSYR-TV, Syracuse) We just keep plodding along with unseasonably mild weather. All but 2 of the first 10 days of this month (and the new year) have seen average temperatures below normal. That of course, is wreaking havoc with our snowfall.
So far this winter, we've seen a paltry 12.9" of snow recorded at Hancock Airport. In the attached graphic, we show the top 5 least snowy winters in Syracuse. This is since 1949, when snowfall measurements started being taken at the airport. We've still got a bit to go before we even get to the least snowy winter of 2001-2002 when 59.4" of snow was measured..
I left it there during the evening news tonight. I was talking with Carrie in the commercial break before the weather, and it suddenly dawned on me a very important piece of the puzzle that needed to be added. That is how much snow had fallen those years up to this date. That is what the pink values are. You can see that we're in the ballpark of the top 3 least snowy winters. You can see that in those years, 70 to 80% of the season's snowfall occurred after January 10th.
Given the amount of cold air that's up in Canada, I wouldn't write the winter off just yet.