Please see our earlier post about getting some rough idea of how "weird" a winter is based on its temperature and snowfall.

albany winters cold and snowy weird annotated 1896-2017

Yep, another weird winter

albany winters cold and snowy weird annotated 1896-2017 cropped

Super short explanation: The blue shaded areas represent what you might consider the normal range -- high and low -- for temperature and snowfall in a winter. (Here's a longer explanation from earlier.) If a winter is outside both shaded blue areas, it's probably fair to say it was weird. Don't squint -- there's a larger version.

Some quick follow-up to ongoing winter climate weirdness...

Meteorological winter ended with February, and it was the 10th warmest on record for Albany with average temperature of 31.4 degrees -- 5.8 degrees warmer than the normal. (Glens Falls logged its warmest on record.) [NWS Albany]

And February itself was odd: It was the third warmest on record for Albany with an average temperature of 33.3 degrees-- 7.4 degrees warmer than the normal.

The almost two feet of snow we got during February did put us something closer to the normal -- we're now about 6 inches behind the typical amount.

With the new numbers, we've updated our Albany winters cold and snowy (or not) weirdness graph. It's above, with the 2016-2017 marked in orange. It was another weird winter for temperature. And, if we don't end up getting any more snow this season, it will be an almost-weird winter for snow.

Which is all becoming very usual.

Earlier on AOA: The warmest winter day

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