By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 5 years ago March 6, 2019

NOAA: Wettest Winter On Record Across United States During 2018-2019 Season

NOAA's latest 'State of the Climate Report' has officially declared the 2018-2019 winter season (December - February) the wettest on record for the contiguous United States.

Here are the highlights from NOAA:


Total U.S. winter precipitation was 9.01 inches (2.22 inches above average), which made it the wettest winter on record, beating the winter of 1997-98 by 0.02 of an inch. 

Above-average precipitation was observed across all but five of the lower 48 states and no state ranked below-average for winter precipitation.


Above-average winter temperatures were observed across much of the eastern half of the U.S. No state was record warm or record cold.

Visit to read the entire 'State of the Climate Report' and stay tuned to our local weather forecasters to find the latest forecast for your region.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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