This Winter Among Coldest, Snowiest, NWS Says


UPDATED: Tuesday March 8, 2011 10:54 AM

New information released on Monday shows that it has been a rough winter in central Ohio.

The National Weather Service said this has been the coldest winter in Columbus since 2003, with the average temperature at 27 degrees.

The coldest Columbus winter on record was in 1976-77, when the average temperature was 20.9 degrees.

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Statistics show that central Ohio has received plenty of snow this year.

The NWS said there was at least 1 inch of snow on the ground for 48 days, the most since the winter of 1984-85.

Cincinnati received the most snowfall in the state this winter, with a total of 32.4 inches so far, while Columbus has seen 25.4 inches of snow so far this winter.

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