While for some of us, this winter hasn't been all that bad...a few locations have exceeded ten inches of snow for the winter, others are struggling to get snows. Philadelphia is one of those spots, sitting at 5.4" through this morning. While that isn't a lot, it's better than last winter.
Gotta keep telling ourselves that it could be worse, right?
Well, it has...over two winters as well. Back in the winter of 1949-50 and 50-51, Philadelphia picked up a combined total of 6.5" of snow from BOTH winters. 1.9" in 49-50, 4.6" in 50-51.
Before the days of the internet, thankfully. Imagine the kvetching, weeping, and gnashing of teeth that would have taken place had we followed up a sub two inch winter with sub five inches. At least we still have over 40% of the snow season to look forward to so we have a pretty decent shot of getting past some of these other wimpy winter duos.
The nickel and dime snows of recent days help but they only take you so far...