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2012-2013 Winter Summary

Meteorological winter, which runs from the beginning of December to the end of February, ended up being one of the warmest and snowiest on record. In Columbia, the 2012-2013 Winter was the 16th warmest (compared to last winter’s third warmest), with an average temperature of 35.7 degrees. It was also the 15th snowiest. Columbia picked up 24.5″ the entire season. Other notable highlights from the season: – Tied four other seasons for the least number off occurences with a low temperature less than or equal to zero. Columbia’s low never dropped below zero the entire winter season.- 14th wettest winter on record (7.88″ of rainfall)- 2nd snowiest February on record (20.5″). It was also the 7th snowiest month overall in Columbia’s record. The snowiest February was 2011 with 23.3″. – 10th wettest February on record (3.86″)- Columbia set a record high temperature of 77 on January 28, which tied the all-time January monthly maximum temperature.- Tied for 13th least snowiest January on record (0.5″)- Tied for 12th warmest December on record (39.0 degrees)

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