It has been over five months since the first storm of the season dumped nearly a foot of snow on Aroostook County.

Photo credit: Jackie Shaw

 

The National Weather Service Office reports just over 7 inches of snow was observed at Caribou on Saturday, which raised the total for the 2014-2015 season to 140.6 inches.  This winter is now the 10th snowiest on record at Caribou, and follows on the heels of last winter, which ended up the 6th snowiest on record.

Here are the top 10 Snowiest Winters at Caribou:

1.   2007-08……...197.8"
2.   1954-55……...181.1"
3.   1981-82……...158.8"
4.   1972-73……...153.0"
5.   1968-69……...152.0"
6.   2013-14……...150.7"
7.   1962-63……...147.5"
8.   1976-77……...145.9"
9.   1960-61……...144.1"
10. 2014-15……...140.6"

Average snowfall per season at Caribou is about 110 inches.

Meanwhile, the average temperature so far this year of 11.3 degrees at Caribou ranks as the 2nd coldest start to the year behind only 1948.  Since January 1st, the average temperature at Caribou is running 6 degrees below normal.