Winter in New England is changing, and it has been for the last four generations.
Despite nostalgic stories of more snow back in the day, average snow per season in Boston has actually increased by 10 inches per year since the early 1900s.
From New England to the Midwest, last winter made terms like “Polar Vortex” water cooler lingo, as seven states saw a top ten coldest winter.
Even as our nation recorded the 9th driest winter on record and California saw their warmest winter, U.S. snow coverage still reached its 10th highest since records began.
In 2014, snow and ice reached deep into the south, dropping snow into the Florida Panhandle, causing massive traffic disruptions.
In the northeast, winter overstayed its welcome. By March, 91 percent of the Great Lakes were encased in ice, which is the 2nd greatest ice cover on record.