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March 8, 2014

In Our Opinion: Time change a welcome sign of spring


And while it certainly seems like we’ve been getting plenty of snow, we’re not breaking any records there, either. Four of the five Februarys on record with the most snowfall were before most of today’s college students had even been born — the notable exception being 2010, with its tremendous 37.5 inches of snow. 

For example, Binghamton Regional Airport recorded 4.3 inches of snow on Feb. 13, falling a few inches short of the 6.8-inch record set in 1993. As National Weather Service meteorologist Joanne LaBounty told the Binghamton Press & Sun in February, “For this time of year, we’re above average,” but not record-breaking, either. 

Still, we can’t be faulted for grumbling, just a bit, as we bundle up for the umpteenth time in layers of coats, scarves, gloves and hats, or receive the news of yet another wind chill advisory or winter storm watch. At least now we can do so with greater confidence that the end is in sight. 

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