Here’s some news that may shock snow-starved Washingtonians: we don’t have it all that bad. For all the attention that’s been given to D.C.’s longest drought without a 2 inch or greater snow event, and rightfully so, one city in the South, Asheville, N.C., is actually suffering through a longer period of even paltrier snow amounts. Asheville averages about the same amount of snow as D.C. in a typical winter.
Asheville Regional Airport has failed to record a 0.3 inch or greater snow event for 779 consecutive days, which is the longest such period in the airport’s observed weather history (since 1964). Just over 7.5 inches fell on January 10, 2011, but, in the two-plus years since that date, mostly trace amounts have grazed the airport’s weather station. It’s been almost a complete shutout the last two winters, as no measureable snow was recorded for the 2011-12 season and only a measly two-tenths of an inch has fallen to date this winter. ...Read the full article