Winter less snowy, warmer than normal according to NWS

National Weather Service office in North Webster (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The winter has been less snowy than usual with warmer than normal temperatures.

The National Weather Service in North Webster released their December to February numbers on Sunday afternoon for their two main reporting areas in Fort Wayne and South Bend. Fort Wayne showed temperatures 4.8 degrees above normal for the three month period with snowfall ten inches below normal. In South Bend, temperatures were 5.2 degrees higher than normal, with a snowfall deficit of 21.5 inches.

In terms of precipitation, both Fort Wayne and South Bend were nearly two inches above normal for the period, both just shy on nine inches of rain. Much of that fell in January where areas picked up between four and five inches.