The city of Caribou in the northern part of the Maine has set a new record for the longest stretch of having at least an inch of snow on the ground.
At 163 days, the streak running from Nov 10, 2018 to April 21, 2019 now marks the city’s snowiest period on record. The previous being 155 days set in 2002/03.
In addition, Caribou’s 2018/19 seasonal snowfall of 164.7 inches currently sits as the third snowiest on record, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The title of snowiest season ever belongs to 2007/08 (solar minimum of cycle 23) when 197.8 inches fell.
In second place is 1954/55 (solar minimum of cycle 18) with 181.1 inches falling.
The NWS said in January that Caribou saw 59.8 inches of snow, which “smashed” the previous record of 44.5 inches in January 1994.
“Not only did it break the January record, it almost broke the all-time snowiest month on record of December 1972 when 59.9 inches of snow was observed,” the agency said at the time.
The cold times are coming.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift