SEATTLE -- If the jacket seems like it's been a more frequent part of your wardrobe than usual this winter, you would be correct.
UW Research Meteorologist Mark Albright found that over the past 102 days -- basically since the big December cold snap began on Dec. 12 -- we have been below normal 73 of those days, with just 27 above normal and a paltry two days at the normal high temperature for the day.
But if you break it down further, you'll realize just how much colder it's been.
Here is a chart of number of days we were above or below normal, broken down by how far we were above or below:
|Degrees Below Normal||No. of Days||Degrees Above Normal||No. of Days|
*Two days were at normal.
So that means there's really only been 8 true "warm" days over the past three months, while over 40% of the period, or roughly three days every week, has been over 5 degrees colder than normal.
Have to love La Nina :)