A Record Setting Winter?
We could be on track to set a record for the LEAST total seasonal snowfall.
After getting barely any snow in the Capital Region while New York City got buried last weekend, we could still break a record in Albany for the smallest snowfall amount in one winter! According to the US National Weather Service of Albany, the record was set in the winter of 1912-13 when only 13.8 inches of snow fell. As of January 23rd, we had gotten only 5.5 inches of the white stuff - the same amount the Capital Region had the same date in 1913!
Now a lot could happen between now and the end of the season, and it has definitely been cold enough for the snow. So if you hate the snow, keep your fingers crossed. If you love it, chances are we will get hit with a few big storms. There were other winters with less snow at this point - so the odds are in your favor. Either way, make sure you enter our First Flakes contest for a chance to win a new Toro snowblower.
You can see the all the local National Weather Service local records for snowfall here.