We are halfway through winter…January 27th, 2010 at 5:11 pm by Andrew Thut under Weather
Believe it or not we are half way through winter… the meteorological winter that is. The meteorological winter runs from December 1 through the last day of February. Up to this point in the season, winter hasn’t been too cold. Take a look at the image below which shows the temperature departure from average this winter.
As you can see, the average temperature has been near or above normal for the entire state. Part of the reason why temperatures have been above average is the recent mild stretch.
Meanwhile, we have seen around 26 inches of snow this winter in Green Bay. Most of it (14.7”) came from Blizzard Allison. The southwestern parts of the state have received a bit more snow, part of that came from the Christmas storm, which dropped mostly rain in Northeast Wisconsin.
The image below shows how our snowfall compares to average this winter. We are very seasonable here in Green Bay at around 2 inches above average. Just for reference, at this point last year, we were around 30 inches above average.
Again, most of the snow came in December (more than 20 inches). January typically is the snowiest month all year. That’s not the case this year as we have only received 5.5”. As far as temperatures, it was a touch cool in December and a cool start to January. However, during the past couple of weeks temperatures have been mild. The latest mild stretch has snapped as lows will fall near 0° tonight with highs around 9° on Thursday.
Until Next Time,
Meteorologist Andrew Thut