The 1.2 inches of accumulation so far this month is the lowest since 2000. In 2001, just 1.8 inches of snow fell on the region.
Only two other years in that period, 2006 (3.4) and 2002 (3.6) saw less than 4 inches total.
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Only 2 days have seen snow
Since 2000, the area has averaged 7.8 days each January with snow accumulation of at least 0.1 inches. So far this year, just two days have seen snow, Jan. 5 (1.1 inches) and Jan. 8 (0.1 inch).
There were few days of snow in both 2001 and 2002 (two each), but the lowest since has been three days in 2006.
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Remember, other Januaries have been awful
How bad? Do you remember ...
» 1977: Cold temperatures, wind and snow basically paralyzed the region
» 1978: Jan. 26, 1978 still holds the record for single-day snowfall, more than a foot