I kind of buried this in the year end summary, but with all the stories about local cities being over their snow removal budget I thought I should update the paragraph from the year end summary. So here is the updated paragraph:
"One final note about the precipitation, although I don’t normally like to talk about total snowfall in terms of calendar years, it is kind of interesting to break it up this way for 2008. The snowy winter and spring from earlier this year combined with the third snowiest fall to give us 332.0 cm for 2008. This is far and away the most for a calendar year, easily surpassing the old record of 257.4 cm back in 1924 and twice the average annual snowfall which is 159.5 cm."
Also lost in the year end frenzy were the weekly snowfall updates, so here we go again: As of January 9th we have had 154.0 cm of snow this snowfall season. This compares to only 79 cm last year at this time.
And as per a suggestion from the comments on the blog here is a graphical comparison of this year's snowfall to the average (the green zone) and last year's amount (the top red line).
Click on the image below to see the snowfall chart: