December/January combo 2nd warmest on record at Paducah

After a series of unusually cold and snowy winters, this winter has started out quite the opposite. Below is a table of average temperatures through the first two months of meteorological winter.

December/January temps (combined average)
  Paducah Evansville
Avg temp 40.9 39.1
Ranking 2nd warmest 14th warmest

Snowfall so far this winter has been rather low, especially compared to recent winters.

Seasonal Snowfall
  Paducah Evansville
2009-10 10.3 15.3
2010-11 18.9 15.5
2011-12* 0.4 0.3

* = Through Feb. 2. Past winters are Nov.-March

This winter continues a series of highly anomalous seasons in our area, at least as far as temperatures are concerned.

Rankings of recent winters and summers at Paducah
Winter, 2009-10 6th coldest
Summer, 2010 1st warmest (tie)
Winter, 2010-11 15th coldest
Summer, 2011 10th warmest

Records at Paducah date back to 1937.

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