The photohunters theme this week is average. The average annual snowfall for Raleigh, NC is 6.8 inches according to June 2009 National Climate Data Center.
However, an average doesn't tell the story very well. In the winter of 2000 the month of January broke records with 25.8 inches of snow for that month in Raleigh.
When you consider that January, 2000 is included in the 100 years or so of data then it makes sense that some years we have almost no snow.
Last year was the first year in several years that we had a decent snow and we had a good ground cover in January and March as well as a small snow in February. 2009 was above the average annual snow fall. Last Friday and Saturday we had close to 5 inches of snow and sleet in some parts of town, including mine, so we are almost up to the annual average for my city.
The photographs in this post were taken on January 31, 2010. For other participants, visit the home of the hunt where posts begin Saturday mornings.