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Snow drought continues

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Some of 2012's weather extremes are shaping up to be the lack of weather all together. Certainly the extreme heat, damaging winds, and superstorm Sandy will go down in the history books and for good reason. On the other hand, two of the biggest stories of the year will end up being the drought and the snow drought.

The extreme drought this past summer came to an end after we picked up almost 5" of rainfall in August. Ever since then rain totals have been lacking once again. We are about 2.5" below normal through the fall season. That isn't enough to put us back into a drought but it is note able that the overall weather pattern has been very calm. After the 2012-13 winter only brought 20.8" of snowfall in Toledo, we have now gone 273 days without measurable snowfall which is one of the longest stretches on record. The average snowfall from now dating back to the last few days of February of 2010 is 50" but we have only picked up 21". In other words we have only seen about 42% of the normal snowfall since late February of 2010.

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