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Blasting Winter Records

posted Feb 12, 2014, 5:48 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 6:53 PM by Unknown user ]

Zach Hiris

“The Arctic Blast” seems to be the name associated with the consistent cold weather the Northeast has been receiving this winter. Though Ohio weather may not be as close to temperatures in the Arctic as some may think, this has been a record-setting winter for the state.

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After January broke the all-time snowiest month record by over 8 inches, this month is currently the tenth snowiest February on record.

As of Feb. 10, this is the third snowiest winter since 1873 with 67.4 inches- the record is 73.1 inches set in 1977-1978.

January was the sixth coldest January on record, averaging 9.5 degrees below normal. There were also 12 days with temperatures below zero.

As of Feb. 10, only the first day of this month had temperatures above freezing. Even on that day, there was still 5 inches of snow reported in Findlay after rain changed to snow.

As if this isn’t enough, Mr. Groundhog forecasted six more long weeks of winter when he saw his shadow last Sunday. With all of the restrictions these record-setting conditions put on businesses, schools, and transportation, many people are probably struggling to entertain themselves. Check out "Beat the Winter Blues" for a list of ideas to keep you busy while the weather outside is frightful.