The period from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 is designated as Meteorological Winter. Here are a few National Weather Service statistics for the Milwaukee, WI area for 2013 – 2014:
- It has been the coldest winter in 35 years.
- It is the 10th coldest winter on record.
- There were 27 days where temperatures dipped to 0° or colder. That is the most in 37 years!
- Temperatures in December were 5.5 degrees below normal. In January, they were 8.2 degrees below normal. In February, 9.2 degrees below.
- There were 28 consecutive days of below-freezing weather this winter, tied with the winter of 1917-’18 for the ninth longest stretch of below-freezing days.
- There were 83 consecutive days of at least one inch of snow cover. This is the fourth longest such streak for Milwaukee.