The 1-inch average depth of snow on the ground Monday morning was the 131st day of the winter with a measurable average depth. This ranks as a tie for 13th place since the winter of 1941-42.

In other words, it is somewhat above average but not unusual. Although the second half of the winter was quite snowy, the winter started out relatively snow-free. Fewer than half the days in December had measurable snow cover.

The winter with the record for the most number of days with snow cover is the winter of 1978-79 with 155 days. Back then, snow covered the ground continuously from Nov. 10 through April 11, with an additional bonus day when it snowed 1 inch on April 29.

More recently, the winter of 2012-13 had 151 days with snow cover, largely due to a very snowy April which kept the snow cover around through April 24. The late-season snow that year wiped out a slow start to the snow cover season in November and December.

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