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Weather Talk: Spring 2009 snowy, with below-average temperatures

Spring 2009 will always be remembered for the record flooding and the heavy rain and snow that fell in March. Although both April and May finished well below average for precipitation, March was both the wettest and snowiest on record, which in t...

Spring 2009 will always be remembered for the record flooding and the heavy rain and snow that fell in March.

Although both April and May finished well below average for precipitation, March was both the wettest and snowiest on record, which in turn made the spring season wetter than normal.

This past spring was the third snowiest on record, with 28.3 inches being measured. All but 0.2 inches of that fell in March.

Last year, we recorded 28.1 inches of snow during the spring season. These past two years are the only back-to-back springs to make it into the top 10 snowiest on record.

Rain and melted snow added up to 7.05 inches of precipitation, which made it the 26th-wettest spring since 1881.

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Temperaturewise, the spring season finished 2.8 degrees below normal, with an average temperature of 39.9 degrees. All three spring months were cooler than average for the second straight year.

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