Winter Ends With Just 10 Inches Of Snow
By Mike Perleberg
Snow in Rising Sun, Indiana. File photo.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – With Monday the first official day of spring, we can officially say it was a very atypical winter in terms of snowfall – or a lack thereof.
The National Weather Service says a total of 10 inches of snow fell this past winter. That’s well below the average of 21 inches for the tri-state.
While it might have been good news for commuters and school students hoping for an earlier start to their summer break, others such as Perfect North Slopes wished there would have been more snow. The ski area had to close for the season on March 2 after an abnormally mild February.
Ten inches is not a record low amount of snow accumulation for our area, however. That would be just five inches that fell in the winter of 1919.
Although snow in March or even April isn’t out of the question, there’s no sign of significant snow here in the early spring. The National Weather Service forecast as of March 20 shows high temperatures in the 50s and 60s for much of the coming week.