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2021-2022 winter season was the coldest since polar vortex of 2014

Mar 06, 2022 06:11AM ● By Editor

Photos: CBS 3 Duluth

By Bo Fogal of CBS 3 Duluth • March 5, 2022

Cold, with some record-breaking, even unprecedented moments. That’s how this winter has been thus far.

Looking back at the meteorological winter between December and February, conditions ranged from thunderstorms and heavy rain in mid-December to 30 inches of snow in one storm in late February.

Duluth saw about 63 inches of snow between December and February which is slightly above average, but overall amounts of snow from the first winter storm is 68 inches. As for temperatures, they were well below-average for the three month period.

Ketzel Levens who works for the National Weather Service in Duluth said “Duluth didn’t break any low-temperature records this winter which was pretty impressive just for the amount of cold that we got. It wasn’t that anomalous. International Falls on the other hand, they did break four different daily record low-temperature records and all of them were in February.”

For the season, temperatures were 9.5 degrees colder than average making this the coldest winter since 2013-14, which happened to be the infamous polar vortex winter.

To see the original report and read related stories, follow this link to the CBS 3 Duluth website.

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