Cold & snowy winter -- but are we breaking any records? - WNEM TV 5


Cold & snowy winter -- but are we breaking any records?

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We are in the middle of winter, and we have certainly had our share of cold and snow. Let's take a look at where we stack up so far this season.

Starting with the cold. December, January, and now the start of February have all experienced below average temperatures. The average temperature so far in the winter of 2013-2014 at MBS is 18.6 degrees. This number puts this season at the 7th coldest winter on record.

In Flint, FNT has recorded an average temperature of 19.3 degrees so far this winter. This puts Flint on track to have the 6th coldest winter on record.

We should also talk about the number of days we've had with below zero temperatures. At MBS, 10 days have been recorded where the temperature fell below zero. The average for the entire season is 6 to 7 days. At FNT, there have been 16 recorded below zero days, already well above the average of 7 to 8 days.

And now for the snow. Average snowfall for the entire season at MBS is 45.5 inches. There has already been 44.4 inches recorded as of Feb. 10.

FNT has recorded A LOT of snow so far this winter. The average for the season is 47.4 inches. We have easily surpassed that with a recording of 63.9  inches as of Feb. 10. This puts FNT in the running for a spot in the top 20 of the snowiest winters. Right now, this winter ranks 11thsnowiest.

As stated above, there is time left in the season to get more snow and move up in the rankings.

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