This year one of the least snowy starts to winter on record


(WPRI) — T.F. Green International Airport has only recorded 1.9 inches of snowfall for the months of Decmeber and January combined.

It’s the 4th least snowy start to winter on record. The top three on the list ended up with below normal snowfall for final winter totals.

Brown University sophomore Marion Selier is a fan of this weather pattern.

“I think it’s great because I’m from California, so when it gets below 60 I’m at my limit,” Selier said. “And I’m about to get surgery, so crutches in the snow is not ideal.”

Freshman Ben West is hoping that the snow makes a comeback before spring.

“A lot of our environment depends on snow, a lot of recreational industries depend on it,” West said.

Katherine Beggs, who is also a freshman, is from California. She was expecing a lot more from her first New England winter on campus.

“I was actually expecting a lot more snow, and I wish there was more snow, so I was kind of disapointed when there was only about three days of snow,” Beggs said.

So far, New England has had periods of cold and plenty of moisure, but the two have not synced up to give us a big snowstorm. While the chances of a snowy winter keep diminishing with each passing week, it is still posible for a late winter or early spring snowstorm.

For Selier, there is only one condition that would make her cheer for snow.

“Maybe if I have a final that day that gets cancelled. But other than that, no,” she said.

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