Monday, August 11, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

A brutal winter, by the numbers

IT'S BEEN A COLD, ugly winter and with more than five weeks left until spring, records could drop. Here's a look at some eye-popping numbers.

* 120,000 tons: The amount of rock salt used by PennDOT so far this year.

* 43.3 inches: The amount of snowfall we received so far this winter, before today's storm, good for 10th on the all-time list.

* 715,000: The amount of power outages PECO recorded during last week's storm, a record for a winter storm.

* 28.3: The average temperature in Philly in January, 4.7 degrees lower than the average.

* 61: The high on Jan. 11 that no one remembers.

* 25.9 inches: The amount of snowfall Philadelphia saw in January, the third snowiest January since 1872.

* 15,000 tons: The amount of rock salt PennDOT's got on order.

- Jason Nark

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