Last Winter's Pitiful Snow Totals Exceeded
Frankie, a terrier mix runs in the snow at Lakewood Park in Salina, Kan., on Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Jeff Cooper)
Above: Photos from Winter Storm Q.
Last winter produced pitiful amounts of snow for many cities across the country. As a result, a low bar has been set for snow totals this winter season to exceed what we saw in the winter of 2011-2012. In fact, some places from the Northeast to the Midwest and Rockies have now doubled, tripled or quadrupled last winter's snow total.
We begin with the most recent additions to the list thanks to Winter Storm Q.
Kansas City -
- Only 3.9 inches of snow fell in Kansas City last winter season.
- This season's total more than triples this number with 14.2 inches. Much of this was from Winter Storm Q. This winter's snowfall total will climb even higher after Winter Storm Rocky passes through early this week.
- Average snow each season is 19.5 inches.
St. Louis -
- Just 6.3 inches of snow was recorded last winter.
- This season's total of 12.7 inches doubles last season's total.
- Average snow each season is 18.2 inches.
Now we head to the Northeast, where one location has more than quadrupled their snow total from last winter.