Looking Back on the Winter Weather


Friday marks the first full day of the spring and it certainly felt like it.

Snow Piles at Sentara RMH

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Friday marks the first full day of the spring and it certainly felt like it.

Throughout the winter, plenty of cold arctic air, ice and the snow hit the Valley.

On November 11, 2013, WHSV forecasted snowfall slightly above average for the winter, meaning more than 25 inches of snow.

As of now, Winchester has seen 50 inches, Woodstock, 48, Stanley, 45, Fishersville, 36, Harrisonburg, 33.5 and Staunton, 31.

Harrisonburg is about 10 inches above average.

Average high temperatures for the winter were about 40 degrees.

The coldest month by far was January, which matches the November forecast.

Number wise, January was slightly below average; however, it felt much colder.

Looking at winter temperatures a different way, there were 10 days with a high temperature below 32 degrees which is below average; however, there were 21 days with a low temperature below 20 degrees.

Compared to the winter forecast from November, things matched quite well.

As far as the chances of any April snow, it's not impossible, but statistically there's only about a 10 percent chance.


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