LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Where's winter? It's a question many are asking but is this a new trend we're starting to see?
Over the last six years, winter has been slow to start. Each December dating back to 2013 has featured less than an inch of snow for the entire month. But this slow start eventually led to a busier winter.
Four of the last six January's have had above average snow with each storm bringing hefty snow amounts towards the end of the month. In the previous six years in February, 3 of them had above average snowfall and one double-digit snow total back in 2015.
While February is the snowiest month on average, could this be shifting slightly into March as well?
The old saying goes, "March comes in like a lion, Out like a lamb" and it's done just that lately. Four of the last six March's have been very snowy. 2015 and 2018 brought significant snow storms and double-digit totals for the month while other years crushed the average snow totals for the month by several inches.
But it doesn't stop there. For April, two of the last three years recorded measurable snowfall!
So are we seeing a slight shift in our winter weather? Is winter occurring later? While I can't say this is happening for sure, some of the recent data suggest otherwise.