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Saying goodbye to a record winter

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TOLEDO, Ohio -

Thursday is the start of spring, or vernal equinox. 13abc Action News at Noon will be divided into two seasons.

It's not exactly swimsuit weather, but you can definitely feel the changes as the days go by. We've had crippling snowfall, potholes, "thundersnow," freezing rain, even river flooding and ice jams.  Toledo has been one of America's marquee spots for weather records.

The 84.8 inches of snow that fell is more than ten inches above our old record. Meanwhile, our average temperature was 20.5 degrees, more than seven degrees below normal. 

Toledo had 25 days at or below zero degrees and seven days with temps of 10-below or worse, another record.

Unofficially, the Toledo area had about 75 straight days with more than an inch of snow on the ground. 

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