First Alert Weather In-Depth: Meteorological winter in Rochester (so far)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Are you getting used to all this arctic air?

It is amazing the consistency that we have had to this very cold weather. A comparison of the temperatures in Rochester going back through the last two weeks to the average this time of year shows one day with above-average temperatures and the rest below.

Wednesday’s number has not come in yet, but we know it is going to be below normal. This shows it has been consistently cold.

But when you look at the winter season it has been far from consistent. Meteorological winter in Rochester goes back to November. A first look at the temperatures for November was near the average for the month. December brought some pretty warm weather with the average temperature almost five degrees above normal. Then January we know it is going the other direction. So right now the temperature is running almost six degrees below normal.

What about for snowfall? This goes back to November we were about 4 inches below normal. December was way below normal! We were more than 12 inches below the typical snowfall for the month. You could say we are now making up for lost time. We are still a couple of days until the end of the month, but we are already more than three inches above the average.

The question is — What is February going to look like?