There were several predictions back in November as to what this winter would actually be.
Now that it's over, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it was the fourth warmest winter on record for the U.S., but that's not a surprise to many people, especially in the Valley.
This past November, the National Weather Service in DC said they expected about an average winter.
And as a team WHSV meteorologists expected temperatures not quite as cold as last year, but with a bit more snow.
Local weather watchers and farmers said all the signs pointed to a harsh winter.
"Well, winter is over, and I'm very happy we didn't get the snow. Although, it was rain so that made me happy. At least we got moisture. And I'm now looking forward to summer," said Timberville Weather Watcher “Cool” Eddie Coffman.
He's right; we had the moisture. We just didn't get enough cold air.
However, this winter it was all about location. The last two storms that seemed promising dumped several inches of snow in the Augusta County area: whereas the rest of the Valley barely saw any measureable snow.
For more information on this past winter you can check out our Weather Blog.
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