The U.S. Experienced Its Wettest Winter on Record in 2018-19

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Beating the previous record from 1997-98 by just 0.02″, the United States just experience the wettest winter on record during the months of December 2018 to the end of February 2019.

From the report:

  • Above-average precipitation was observed across all but five of the Lower-48 states. Tennessee ranked wettest, while Wisconsin ranked second wettest. Nineteen statesfrom the Great Plains to the East Coast and south to the Gulf of Mexico ranked in the top 10 wettest on record for winter. No state ranked below-average for winter precipitation.

  • Nome, Alaska, had its second highest winter snowfall (69.8 inches), due in large part to the February snowfall of 35.6 inches — the highest February snowfall reported in Nome since 1920.

  • Omaha, Nebraska, set a new record (46.1 inches) for snowiest winter. The previous record was 44.3 inches and occurred in the winter of 2003–04.