Will it ever feel like spring? Between the polar vortex and what’s seemed like relentless snowfall, many East Coasters are bursting at the seams to strip their winter jackets and get outdoors. Needless to say, it’s been a long winter.
To add to your winter blues one last time (hopefully), this time-lapse video by NASA and NOAA’s GOES Project confirms that yes, this winter has indeed been pretty miserable. A satellite image of the East Coast is displayed every day from January 1 to March 24, revealing that cloud coverage and winter storms were pretty common.
From Chicago to Philadelphia, this winter was one of the snowiest and coldest on record. Toledo, Ohio, for example, had their snowiest winter ever with 84.8 inches, while Washington, D.C. saw doubled its average snowfall. The period of December 2013 to February 2014 ranked as one of the top five coldest winters for many Midwestern cities, and it was the 34th coldest winter since modern record keeping began in 1895 for the lower 48, according to The Weather Channel.