The seemingly never-ending cold and snow of the past few months propelled the winter of 2013-2014 into the top six coldest since the winter of 1894-1895. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) released their national analysis of the winter, and not surprisingly, the Upper Midwest faced the coldest temperatures of the Lower 48 states.
Below are some maps showing how the winter ranked temperature and precipitationwise for each state, average high and low temperatures, and the anomalies associated with those highs and lows. Click on each map for the full size version.
For a more localized look at how this past winter ranked, please refer to this Top News of the Day story published in early March.