Here’s How Last Winter Compares To This Year
Compared to last year, we've had a pretty good winter so far. Last year we had the usual freezing temps and snow, but we also that deep freeze where you couldn't stay outside for more than 10 mins before turning into a icicle. I'll take this year's winter over last year's all of the time, and according to weather underground who has historical weather data last year's winter was a lot worse than this year's.
This year is fresh in your mind, so let's take a trip back to the winter of 2019.
The winter started off pretty well with December being pretty mild with even some days reaching close to 50 degrees. There was even a day with a drastic temperature change as on December 14th there was a high of 40 degrees and a low of 0. So a 40 degree temperature change which was only a precursor of what was to come.
January and February is when things really got crazy weather-wise. There was a only a little bit of snow, but because of the sub-freezing temperatures, it hung around a while. The drastic changes started on January 19th as high was 24 degrees and by the time we got to January 21st the temperature was -14. It only got worse from there.
The end of January brought our biggest temperature change and biggest deep freeze. The deep freeze started on January 29th, the high that day was 15 degrees with a low of -3. We wouldn't leave that negative number for the next couple of days. On January 30th and 31st, the high was 3 degrees, yes 3 and with the wind chill it felt around negative 10. The low the two days was minus 13 and with the wind chill it felt minus 20 or more. These very low temperatures lasted only till February 1st and then we saw temperatures sky rocket to 40 degrees. Last winter had one of the most drastic temperature changes ever with the high on January 7th being 51 degrees and only two weeks later on the 21st we saw a low of -14. We haven't had that this year, so that's something to be thankful for.
So if you hear anyone complaining about the weather for what remains of this winter, show them this post to set them straight. It can (and has been) a lot worse.
You can learn more about historical weather data and other historical data here, from Weather Underground