A Week From Winter: Snow, Cold Already Crush Records
By Kristen Rodman
December 13, 2013
While the official start to winter is still days away, Dec. 21, 2013, the cold, icy and snowy weather across most of the United States would indicate otherwise.
A series of storms this fall blanketed parts of the Northeast and Midwest in snow, ice-covered areas and knocked out power to thousands from Texas to Kentucky and bitter cold froze parts of the northern Plains.
Snow totals in some areas have already surpassed last season’s totals. Philadelphia has already received 10.8 inches of snow this fall, 8.6 inches of that snow from last weekend’s snowstorm. This means the city has received 2.5 inches of additional snow so far this season compared to all of last winter.