North America is halfway through winter, but the weather pattern has been topsy-turvy in terms of who has seen more than their fair share of the frozen precipitation.
The Great Lakes has seen heavy snowfall, but when the total accumulations are compared to what is usually seen during an average winter, the South has so far come out as the big winner when compared to normal.
This weekend's winter storm that dropped over a foot of snow across the South and Mid-Atlantic states charged north up the eastern seaboard on Monday. Areas near the coast saw heavy rain while snow piled up across the interior.
The Great Lakes region sees a tremendous amount of precipitation in the winter because of lake-effect snow, but thanks to this recent winter storm, many cities in the South have seen more than 100% of the average of snow.
Buffalo, New York, saw record-breaking days from this past winter system, but even with 16.5" of snow in one day, the city is right where it should be for this time of year – 52.8" of snow recorded compared to the average of 49.2" by Jan. 17.
Other places along the Great Lakes, like Syracuse, New York, are less than half of where they should be – 27.5" compared to their usual 59.5" at this time of the year.
Heading south to the Carolinas – while it may not seem like much, some spots have more than quadrupled their average snowfall through Jan. 17.
Greenville, South Carolina, has seen more than 400% the amount of snow that it usually sees this time of the year.
In several spots in North Carolina, like Asheville, they have more than doubled the amount of average snow through Jan. 17.
And the snow chances aren't done for parts of the South. A low-pressure system will likely develop in the Southeast on Friday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain.