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We closed out December almost a foot below our usual snowfall

Posted: 12:15 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 17:15:38Z

CLEVELAND — We didn’t get a white Christmas. We didn’t get much of a white December, either. The Cleveland metro area typically receives 14.1 inches of snow in December. Last month it netted just 2.8 inches.

That’s because it’s been unseasonably warm.

Which all sounds well and good, except that the longer it’s warm, the longer it takes for the lake to freeze, and the longer it takes for the lake to freeze, the longer we have potential for lake effect snow.

The lake's temperature is 39 today.

Normally, it's 37.