Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Comparing Winter Cities

Hi.. hope you enjoyed the melting yesterday...more to come today. We lost an inch of snow Monday. I expect another inch of snow loss today and maybe a couple inches tomorrow. I wish weight loss was as easy.

I checked out some of the snow totals for the region and country this winter. It is amazing how the snow has stacked up.

I also was surprised by the amount of snow that has fallen over the eastern areas of the U.S. It might make you feel a bit better about the loads of snow we had to move this year.

Regional Cities...

City Total Snow Average + or - Average % of Average

Des Moines 62.3" 29.0" +32.7" 210%
Sioux Falls 56.6" 29.0" +27.6" 190%
Chicago 52.4" 30.4" +22.0" 172%
Minneapolis 40.7" 42.3" - 1.6" 96%
Kansas City 35.5" 16.9" +18.8" 213%

National Numbers...

City Total Snow Average + or - Average % of Average

Philadelphia 78.7" 15.5" +63.2" 508%
Washington DC 56" 13.6" +42.4" 412%
New York City 51.4" 18.7" +32.7" 275%