Posted on March 27 2015
The winter of 2014-15 was among the more unusually divisive such seasons on record, according to new data released on Friday. While the West saw record warmth and dryness, the Midwest and East shivered through brutal cold not seen since the 1930s in some places, along with large amounts of snow.
"Many northeastern states had February average temperatures that were the second coldest on record, with several individual cities being record cold," NOAA said in a statement. "Record snowfalls were widespread in the East, while record warmth engulfed much of the West."