Where’s The Snow? The Least Snowiest Winters on Record
January 26, 2022
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - I was kind of looking forward to some snow being on the ground by now. I bought my snow tube on Amazon and I’m ready to slide down some of these small hills here in Nebraska. What can I say, I’m a big kid at heart. My question as January slowly comes to an end is, “Where’s the snow?”.
It has been a dry winter thus far. How dry? Well, I did some research and found out this winter season has been one of the top 20 driest in the past 120 years. Looking at the 118-day total which started from this past October 1st, we have only received 5.1″ of measurable snow in the Grand Island area. This puts this winter at the 17th driest winter on record. Normally we would see 13.1″ of total snowfall by this time. The number one driest winter on record was back in 1907 with only a trace of snow. And if you want to compare this year to last year at this time, we received 25.6″ with 10.2″ of that total falling on January 25th of last year as a major winter storm made its way through the region. Now that much snow would definitely fulfill my sledding ambitions. I guess I’ll have to wait and see what the rest of this winter has in store.
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