One of the great things about working at NBC12 is the people we work with behind the scenes. Engineer Tom Ogburn is one of those people. He has been reminiscing lately with us about when it REALLY used to snow. You snow-lovers out there are going to love this. (Click the link below to see Tom’s spreadsheet in .pdf form).
Here’s a note Tom:
Here is the snowfall information from the NWS for the winter seasons from the late 50’s to the early 70s. You’ll see why I remember that being such a snowy period when I was growing up.
Where the records showed a trace of snow, I changed that to .1 inches in order for the totals and averages to work in the spreadsheet.
There were several white Christmases and several semi-white Christmases, where snow just lingered long enough to keep the ground somewhat white. There was also a major ice storm over new year’s one year. I think it was the 62-63 winter, but I’m not sure.
January 1966 was the month with the back-to-back storms I remember best. We were out of school about 10 days in a row.
There were some pretty significant icing events that compounded the winter situations here that are not reflected in the snow totals