Monday, March 15, 2010

Winter Recap

Although we occasionally get a freak snowstorm in late March, I think it is safe to say that snow season is over in Richmond. It definitely was a winter to remember! We ended up with two and a half times as much snow than average. In fact most locations around the metro received three times as much as the average.

El Nino was a major factor for these impressive snow amounts. The southern stream was active all winter, providing plentiful moisture.

NAO was also a big player. It was negative for the majority of winter, which brought us cold air from the north. It was a perfect scenario for a big snow storms!