This winter has been one of the worst ever, setting records for most six-inch snowfalls (four) and Peco winter power outages (715,000), while dumping more snow than all but two other seasons.
But winter and misery have long been soulmates, as a rundown of local records proves.
It's hard to imagine 11 below in Philadelphia, 15 straight days without a moment above freezing, snow in late April, freezing temperatures in May. Our slideshow shows just how brutal -- and occasionally gentle -- Old Man Winter can be.
See also "Worst winter ever?"