A tough year for local snowmen

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Even DC is beating us this year.

As cold as this winter's been at times, it has not been snowy. In fact, the Capital Region has gotten just 21.5 inches of snow this season -- that's off more than 18 inches from the usual total by this time of year.

But while we've been relatively snow-free, other parts of the East Coast have been in the middle of Snowmegeddon. So, indulging in a bit of wetterschadenfreude, we thought it would be fun to see how our snowfall totals stack up (or down) to these other normally not-so-snowy climes. (Yes, DC -- that's very unfortunate. Very.)

A few select cities are compared above in the snowman graph. More totals -- with normal totals -- after the jump.

By the way: we've actually noticed lately a few people lamenting the lack of snow this year. Gotta say we didn't see that coming.

Snow is forecasted for Wednesday...

All totals from National Weather Service

Comments

I'm OK with the less-than-usual snowfall. Less shoveling for me.

As a bus-rider, my six block morning walk is made so much easier by the lack of snow. I am not complaining.

I should warn you guys about tempting the vengeful Snow Gods, but I'd rather laugh at how your snowman looks like my snowman's baby.

"By the way: we've actually noticed lately a few people lamenting the lack of snow this year. Gotta say we didn't see that coming."

You didn't expect people to complain for the sake of complaining? C'mon, guys, you've been at this long enough to know better, guys. :)

DC is 3' over average? Philly almost 4'?? Wow. Must. Not. Laugh ... Must. Not...

I appreciate not having to shovel as much as the next guy (or gal), but seriously... my snow tires have barely gotten a workout! ;) I guess people really *do* always have something to complain about... and yes, I did get them after the earlier snowpocalypse in december... :)

I work in DC but live in Albany (I fly home each weekend) and I can confrim - the folks in Baltimore and DC were scared of the mere mention of snow BEFORE the pre-Christmas snow dump and last weekend's snowpocalypse. Yikes.

For those of us that ski and ride, this winter has sucked. The only saving grace has been the cold temps, which allowed for snow-making. Now that snow-making is over at most resorts, a nor'easter or five would be great over the next 2 months.

I'd like to have at least one good blizzard before the end of the season. I like getting snowed in and making a big pot of stew and playing board games, and throwing snowballs at my dog. :)

I'd love to get a chance to actually use the cross-country skis that I bought in the fall. So far this winter it seems like it snows in the middle of the week, then warms up so almost all the snow's gone by the weekend! Haven't gotten those skis out once!

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