A December like the "old times?"

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

The song goes..."I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones we used to know."  This song implies, and you often hear people talking about how winters are not as "bad" as they were years ago.  I have not heard people talking about that this year, and for good reason.  The reason?  This December will go down as the second snowiest December of all time.  So far we have recorded 16.6 inches of snow and it appears that is where we will end up.  The only other December that had more snow than this year was the December of 1983 which saw 18.8 inches of snow.  Do you remember the Winter of 1983-1984?  In March of 1984 there was a major ice storm.  What other winters do you remember as being especially wintry?  The numbers don't like, but what do you think?  Does this December seem like one from the "old days?"  Now the question will be how will the rest of this winter will go.  Forecasts indicate a warmer and drier than average January and February.   I do not put much (if any) stock in these long range forecasts but we will have to see what happens. 

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