ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s the first day of spring—the perfect time to reflect back on the just-ended winter and just how bad it really was.
That means it’s time to take a look at the cold, hard numbers.
“We ended up with 27.2 inches, which makes this the 10th snowiest season on record for Lambert,” says National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Miller.
The daily high failed to reach the freezing mark on 32 days—fully one-third of the winter—and eight days saw the actual temperature drop below zero. The coldest day was January 6, when the actual temperature hit 8-below zero.
Even with all that, Miller says that barely put 2014 in the top 20 for coldest winters in St. Louis.
“You would think with what we had that it might be more than that,” he says. “When it was cold, it was really cold, but there were several times when we got up in the 60s and 70s during that 3-month time span.”
For the record, the winter of 1977 to 1978 tops the list with a touch under 44 inches of snowfall.
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