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Friday, December 20, 2013

Snow Departures This Month

Local climatologist Ralph Fato created this pie graph to illustrate the snow departures this month for seven major Northeast cities. You'll notice that Bridgeport has 10.7" of snow through yesterday, which is well above the 2.1" normal. In fact, it's 410% of normal and nearly half of its seasonal average.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks has over a foot (12.4") for this month, which is 9.1" above normal. Philadelphia's has nearly a foot (11.2") so far this month, which is 700% of its normal (1.4") through December 19.