Grading the Snow Season, So Far
We've been handing out our season snow-card grades for several years now on weather.com. Usually, we wait until the end, or at least the midpoint of the season to pass out grades.
However, given the parade of snowstorms kicking off the 2013-2014 snow season, particularly from just before Thanksgiving into mid-December, we thought we'd take an early look at who is winning the season, so far, with the first day of winter around the corner.
First, an explanation about how we're doing this. We're rating cities based on the expectation of snow, or snowfall compared to average, not merely on how much has fallen, using letter grades of A (well above average snow) to F (way behind the pace). All data is through December 15, 2013.
This is similar to how stockholders look at corporate earnings. A company can earn, say, 37 cents a share in the fourth quarter. If that exceeds Wall Street's expectation, the stock soars. If not, the stock may sell off a bit.
Let's start with the Northeast's snow honor students.
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