How Bad Is This Winter — So Far?

We’re going to see some very cold weather through Monday morning and another shot of Arctic air late next week.

In between those two bouts with bitterly cold temperatures, another accumulating snow is on the way Tuesday, Tuesday night, and Wednesday.   It’s still early in the game, but we could easily see more than four inches of snow or more.

So, how are things shaping up this winter, so far?


Through noon Saturday, snow totals range from 2-7″ across the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys.

Officially, in the Quad Cities, in Moline, Illinois (the official reporting station for the metro area), we picked up 3.9″ of snow with this event.

That means we’ve recorded 36.4″ of snow in the winter of 2013-2014 and we still have February and March (and maybe, April) to go!

That is more than last winter (34.5″) and the winter of 2011-2012 (16.9″).  We’re also already ahead of the seasonal average for the Quad Cities at 31.6″ .

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Snowfall by month:  October (0.4″); November (0.6″); December (13.8″); January (17.7); and February (3.9″).

That 17.7″ in January makes January the 7th Snowiest January on record in the Quad Cities.

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Measurable snows in the winter 2013-2014:  October (1); November (1); December (9); January (11); and February (1).

By the way, that 36.4″ of snow this winter, so far, is just about 7″ shy of pushing us into the Top 25 Snowiest Winters on record in the Quad Cities.  Something tells me that this winter will definitely make the record books.  That’s a bold statement for someone that doesn’t believe in making long-term snow forecasts!


Overnight lows below zero this winter in the Quad Cities:  December (8), January (13), and February (1).

If you want something more tropical to think about with the all the snow and cold, check out our one lemon that is getting closer to maturing on the sun porch.

Snowy Lemon

Happy February everyone!



6 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you so much Anthony for all of the info. I think hard numbers really put this miserable winter into perspective!


  2. Thanks for all of your Stats!!! Glad someone is keeping track because now all I want it to all start MELTING!!!! Thanks Anthony for all of your weathering!!!


  3. Posted by Lori Maynard on February 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Thank you, I am so ready to start reading your blog for temps above 32 day and night. I have my fingers crossed that it is soon. Love the lemon !!!


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