First Alert Weather In-Depth: Where is the snow?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — What has happened to our snowfall this winter season? There has not been much.

At this time of year in Rochester, snowfall is typically at just over 16 inches. Right now, we are running at only 5 inches of actual snowfall, and as of Tuesday, it is going to be close to 12 inches below normal.

The most snowfall ever recorded in a Rochester season was back in 1959-1960 when there was more than 160 inches of snow.

The least amount of snowfall was pretty close to 30 inches back in the 1932-1933 season.

Obviously, part of the problem is that we just have not had a lot of cold air. November was just average for temperature and we had one record high temperature. That record was on Nov. 8. December, so far, is running well above normal for temperature. At this point in the month, we are almost four degrees above normal. We had one record and that was recorded on Dec. 11. And we think there is going to be another record set on Thursday. We are projecting a high temperature of 63 degrees. The record is at 62 degrees which goes back 127 years ago.

I guess they say that records are made to be broken. We will see if we get any snowfall anytime in near the future?