This winter is about halfway over, and those looking back on the previous winter season might think it’s been warm in comparison. According to meteorologist Todd Kluber from the National Weather Service, that feeling of warmth is relative.
As for snowfall, this winter has been on the dry side so far, but November’s record snow helped put snow totals near to or above average. Also, Kluber adds that Lake Superior was around 85% frozen at this time last year, and now it’s only at about 50%.
A bit more ice is expected to form by winter’s end. The National Weather Service expects lower temperatures to continue into March, likely pushing the season’s overall temperatures a decent amount below average.