Snowiest winter ever-- in 125 yrs.
Today's snowfall of 3.8 inches breaks by 3/10ths of an inch the record previously held by the winter of 1995-96 with 54.7 inches, according to McCormick Observatory, Charlottesville's official weather station since 1894. The latest white stuff puts us at 55 inches for the season, and Punxsutawney Phil says we're getting at least six more weeks of winter. However, UVA climatologist Jerry Stenger says we'll be lucky if it's only six more weeks. Before the observatory, Thomas Jefferson recorded 36 inches during one storm in 1772 during the "Little Ice Age."