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A Snow to Be Remembered

Memories of January and February of 2021 are fast fading as January 2022 unfolds.

Forgotten are the measurable snowfalls of January and February of 2021 of 2” (Feb. 2) and 1” on Jan. 16 and 28, Feb. 17 and 18. Not forgotten is the ice storm of February 11, 2021 which left many Putnam residents without power for a period of more than one week.

Memories of the snowfalls of 2021 were all but erased by the 7 inches which fell on last Thursday. It was the most snow in a 24 hour period since January 22, 2016 when 11 inches were recorded at the Breeze weather station.

Last winter which was not unseasonably cold and only produced two days with single-digit lows of 8° and 4° (February 20 and 21). The first 8 days of January 2022 has more than matched all of 2021 daily lows with single digit readings of 4° on January 7 and 1° on the 8th.

Pictured is an eastward bound CSX freight near Teays Lane in Hurricane. (Photos courtesy of Crystal Casto)
A snowy view from the Buffalo Bridge. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
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