2022–23 North American winter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2022–23 North American winter
Seasonal snowfall in the contiguous United States
Seasonal boundaries
Meteorological winterDecember 1 – February 28
Astronomical winterDecember 21 – March 20
First event startedOctober 17, 2022
Last event concludedMay 3, 2023
Most notable event
NameDecember 2022 North American winter storm
 • DurationDecember 21 - December 26
 • Fatalities106 fatalities
 • Damage$8.5 billion
Seasonal statistics
Maximum snowfall accumulation81.2 inches (206 cm) in Hamburg, New York
(November 16–21, 2022)
Total fatalities142+
Total damage>$10.4 billion
Related articles
2022–23 European windstorm season
North American winters

The 2022–23 North American winter was an unusually warm winter for the east and an unusually cold winter for the west in North America, as it occurred across the continent from late 2022 to early 2023. The winter season in North America began at the winter solstice, which occurred on December 21, 2022, and it ended at the March equinox, which occurred on March 20, 2023.[1] The first day of meteorological winter began on December 1 and unofficially ended on February 28;[2] winter storms may still occur outside of these limits.

Seasonal forecasts[edit]

Temperature outlook
Precipitation outlook

On October 20, 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center released its outlook for the upcoming winter in the United States. Temperatures were favored to be below normal in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains, and above normal in the Southwestern United States, Southeastern United States and Northeastern United States. Temperatures were forecast to be above average in Hawaii and near average across most of Alaska. Precipitation was forecast to be above normal in the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes region, and below normal in the Southwestern United States and Southeastern United States. Western Alaska was forecast to have above normal precipitation, as was Hawaii.[3]

Seasonal summary[edit]

March 2023 North American winter stormFebruary 2023 North American storm complexJanuary 31 – February 2, 2023 ice stormDecember 2022 North American winter stormNovember 2022 Great Lakes winter stormRegional Snowfall Index
November 16–21, 2022 snowfall totals in New York.

On October 17, a minor early-season cold-core low impacted the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with some areas receiving 12–18 inches (30–46 cm) of snow, and over 30,000 customers losing power.[4][5][6] This resulted in the heaviest October snow on record for Marquette, Michigan across a two-day period.[7] Over the next few days, cold air pushed south, breaking records in the Midwest and Deep South.[8] For the first time in history, Tallahassee, Florida froze before Denver, Colorado.[9] On November 4, a winter storm on the backend of a tornado outbreak led to a 100-car pileup in Denver forcing 6th Avenue to close. The crash led to 13 injuries, one of which was serious.[10] In Amarillo, Texas, the temperature dropped to 35 °F (2 °C), allowing for rare early-season snowflakes.[11] On November 9, a major winter storm struck North Dakota, leading to a pileup causing several injuries on Interstate 94.[12] An intense lake-effect snowstorm produced massive snow accumulations, primarily situated in the Buffalo area, with the highest total of snowfall peaking 81.2 in (206 cm) in Orchard Park, New York.[13] Prior to the Christmas holiday, another snowstorm occurred, which led to 106 deaths, 41 in the Buffalo area alone.[14] On January 8, icy roads in Iowa led to a car crash, killing 2.[15] Heavy snow resulted in Mesa Verde National Park being shut down for 3 days in mid-February.[16]


Early November blizzard[edit]

Category 0 "Nuisance" (RSI/NOAA: N/A)
DurationNovember 9–11, 2022
Lowest pressure1002[17] mb (29.59 inHg)
Maximum snow24 in (61 cm)
Fatalities0 (Numerous injuries)

Starting late on November 9, a significant blizzard affected the Midwestern United States.[18] The Storm Prediction Center issued a Mesoscale Discussion 1938 stating portions of North Dakota and Minnesota would have 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 cm) snowfall rates per hour for much of the day on November 10.[19] On November 10, 0.5 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm) of ice was reported west-northwest of Westwood Colony, South Dakota.[20] On Interstate 94 in North Dakota, a pileup of at least two dozen cars resulted in “numerous” injuries, but no fatalities.[21] Between Fargo and Grand Forks, portions of Interstate 29 closed.[22] 7 inches (18 cm) of snow was reported in Ralph, South Dakota.[23][24] In Bismarck, North Dakota, 17.0 inches (43 cm) fell, making it the second snowiest day in Bismarck on record.[25] The Winter Storm was unofficially named Winter Storm Alejandra by The Weather Channel.[26]

Mid-November winter storm[edit]

Category 0 "Nuisance" (RSI/NOAA: N/A)
DurationNovember 16–20, 2022
Maximum snow81.2 in (206 cm)

An intense lake-effect snow storm produced massive snow accumulations in the Buffalo metropolitan area. In preparation for the storm, the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns game was moved to Detroit.[27] In addition, New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency for 11 counties in Upstate New York.[28] On the New York Thruway west of Exit 46, the road closed on the afternoon of November 17.[29] Multiple Amtrak stations such as Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Depew closed,[30] and Eric County suspended all bus service.[31] Hamburg recorded 34 inches (86 cm) of snow by 8am on November 18.[32] By 2:30pm, that amount increased to 37 inches (94 cm), with 42.3 inches (107 cm) in Orchard Park.[33] In Buffalo, from 8-9pm 3.1 inches (7.9 cm) fell.[34] Reed Timmer measured 50 inches (130 cm) of snow at 9:30pm in Hamburg. Over 6,000 customers lost power.[35] The same lake effect storm also hammered parts of Ohio with up to 17.2 inches (44 cm) of snow in 12 hours.[36] By the morning of November 19, Hamilton Park reported 70.9 inches (180 cm) of snow. Orchard Park reached 80 inches (200 cm) of snow, and 66 inches (170 cm) of snow in 24 hours, which broke the record for the area. Buffalo International Airport reported 36.6 inches (93 cm) by the end of the storm.[37] Hamburg, New York eventually reported 81.2 inches (206 cm) of snow, being the highest total from the storm. Heavy lake-effect snow also occurred in Watertown where 61 inches (150 cm) of snow was reported. Snow was amplified partially due to very warm Lake Erie temperatures of 52 °F (11 °C).[38]

Mid-December blizzard[edit]

A major blizzard occurred in the Great Plains related to a tornado outbreak, leading to heavy snow and freezing rain. In Fargo, North Dakota, all after school activities on December 13 were canceled. Parts of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and Interstate 76 in Colorado were shut down due to the blizzard, as was part of Interstate 90 in South Dakota.[39] Portions of Interstate 29 were also shut down as the storm approached.[40] Freezing rain accumulation peaked at 0.40 in (1.0 cm) in Litchville, North Dakota. Further east, blizzard conditions and thundersnow were verified in Duluth, Minnesota. Power outages totaled 45,000 in Minnesota, 70,000 in Wisconsin and 43,700 in Michigan.[41] In Penn State University, the snowstorm forced the final exams to be rescheduled from December 15 to December 16 and 17.[42] Small portions of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania closed due to the storm.[43] As of the morning of December 16, snow accumulations reached 11.4 in (29 cm) in Wilmington, Vermont.[44] In New Hampshire, many regions received over 20 inches by the storm's end.[45] Ultimately, over 160,000 customers in the Northeast lost power, including over 100,000 in New Hampshire alone.[46]

Pre-Christmas blizzard and cold snap[edit]

Category 4 "Crippling" (RSI/NOAA: 11.499)
DurationDecember 21–26, 2022
Lowest pressure963 mb (28.44 inHg)
Maximum snow56.5 in (144 cm)
Fatalities106[note 1]
Damage$8.5 billion

Just prior to the Christmas holiday, another powerful and significant blizzard, unofficially named Winter Storm Elliott by The Weather Channel,[47] began developing in southern Canada along an arctic front. It additionally dropped significant snowfall and record-breaking cold to the northern parts of the United States.[48] Denver saw 3.9 in (9.9 cm) of snow, as temperatures fell to −20 °F (−29 °C), the coldest temperature in the city since exactly 32 years ago, and just one degree shy of tying the monthly record low. Parts of the state saw over a foot of snow.[49][50][51] Denver saw their largest hourly temperature drop on December 21 from 4-5pm, as temperatures fell from 42 °F (6 °C) to 5 °F (−15 °C).[52] Cheyenne, Wyoming broke their hourly temperature drop record in just 30 minutes, as temperatures fell from 43 °F (6 °C) to 3 °F (−16 °C) from 1:05pm to 1:35pm.[53] In Casper, the low of −42 °F (−41 °C) set an all-time record.[54] In Malta, Montana, the wind chill got as low as −72 °F (−58 °C).[55] Eight thousand customers in Wichita, Kansas lost power, and portions of Interstate 435 closed due to snow.[56] Overnight in Kansas City temperatures dropped from 32 °F (0 °C) to −2 °F (−19 °C) in just six hours.[57] The highest snowfall totals in Iowa reached 5.9 inches (15 cm).[58] In Nashville the low of −1 °F (−18 °C) was the coldest low temperature in the city since 1996.[59] The winter storm led to 104 deaths, with 41 occurring in the Buffalo metropolitan area alone.[14]

December–March California atmospheric rivers[edit]

Category 0 "Nuisance" (RSI/NOAA: N/A)
DurationDecember 31, 2022 – January 25, 2023
Fatalities22 total (winter storm deaths unknown)

A series of atmospheric rivers starting on December 31 and extending into 2023 caused widespread heavy rainfall and snowfall in Northern California and Nevada, leading to flooding. At least 22 people were killed, although it is unknown how many fatalities were due to winter weather. President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California due to the winter storms.[60]

Late January – Early February ice storm[edit]

Category 0 "Nuisance" (RSI/NOAA: N/A)
DurationJanuary 31 – February 2, 2023
Lowest pressure1016 mb (30.00 inHg)
Damage$85.919 million (2023 USD)

An ice storm impacted the southern portion of the Great Plains at the end of January. As a result of the ice, several interstates in Texas, including interstates 10, 30, 35W, and 40, shut down after multiple car accidents occurred.[61][62][63][64] The Weather Channel reported ten fatalities due to car accidents caused by the ice storm, however the National Centers for Environmental Information reported no fatalities.[65] A total of 0.75 inches (1.9 cm) of ice accumulated in Fischer, Texas,[66] and Dallas set a daily snowfall record on January 31, at 1.3 inches (3.3 cm).[67] Additionally, more than 1,600 flights were cancelled, including over a thousand flights were cancelled at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and over 563,000 customers were left without power.[68][69] On February 4, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed an emergency declaration for seven counties.[70]

Early February cold wave[edit]

Following an arctic front moving in the night of February 2,[71] extremely cold temperatures settled into the Northeast on February 3 and 4. Schools in Boston, Massachusetts closed on February 3 in anticipation of the cold temperatures.[72] On February 4, 2023, Boston experienced a temperature of −10 °F (−23 °C), the first double-digit negative temperature in the city since the 1950s.[73] Nantucket, Massachusetts was −3 °F (−19 °C), which tied a record low also set in both 2004 and 1962.[74] Portland, Maine had a record low wind chill of −45 °F (−43 °C).[75] Atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the wind chill hit −108 °F (−78 °C), the coldest wind chill in the United States, with an air temperature of −47 °F (−44 °C) combined with wind speeds of 97 mph (156 km/h).[76][77] The cold wave caused 5,000 power outages in Connecticut. The temperature in Bridgeport, Connecticut of −4 °F (−20 °C) broke the previous record by 9 °F (5 °C).[78] Temperatures in Burlington, Vermont were −15 °F (−26 °C) on February 4, leading to steam devils on Lake Champlain.[79] Several frostquakes occurred in Maine.[80] An all-time record low temperature was set atop Whiteface Mountain, at −40.2 °F (−40.1 °C).[81] Strong winds relating to the arctic front killed a passenger in a car in western Massachusetts when a tree fell on the car.[82] 60,000 customers lost power due to the cold wave in New England, with 46,000 in Massachusetts alone.[83] 191 flights were delayed and 62 flights were cancelled out of Logan International Airport due to the bitter cold.[84]

In preparation for the cold snap, a wind chill advisory was issued for eastern Suffolk County.[85] In New York City, the low at Central Park on February 4 was 3 °F (−16 °C), marking the coldest temperature there since 2019, although shy of the previous record low for the date.[86] However, LaGuardia Airport's low of 5 °F (−15 °C) and John F. Kennedy International Airport’s low of 4 °F (−16 °C) were low enough to set daily records.[87] Newark, New Jersey also recorded a record low of 5 °F (−15 °C), although it was the only site in the state to break a daily record. Temperatures in the state got as low as −10 °F (−23 °C) at High Point Monument in Sussex County, New Jersey.[88]

The National Centers for Environmental Information documented that this winter storm and cold wave caused $1.6 billion (2023 USD) in damage.[89]

Late February storm complex[edit]

Category 2 "Significant" (RSI/NOAA: 4.604)
DurationFebruary 21 – 28, 2023
Lowest pressure984 mb (29.06 inHg)

A winter storm, unofficially named Winter Storm Olive by The Weather Channel,[90] was impacting the Midwestern United States from February 21–24.[91] Another winter storm associated with the broader system moved through the same general area shortly thereafter.

There were 13 fatalities, at least 1,200,000 power outages, and at least 3,000 flights cancelled by the storm.[92][90]

Early March storm complex[edit]

On March 1, the snowstorm in Arizona led to many pileups, and several roads such as I-40, I-17, and US 93 closed.[93] In addition, I-80 closed from Applegate, California to the Nevada state line.[94] In Nevada, portions of US 93, I-11 and I-15 were shut down as well, as well as several state highways.[95] Joshua Tree National Park temporarily closed due to the inclement weather, and the San Bernardino National Forest shut down for two weeks.[96][97] Numerous other national parks had partial closures.[98] A supermarket in Crestline, California collapsed due to the snow.[99] One person was killed due to the storm in California.[citation needed] On March 3, snow led to many snow emergencies in the Albany, New York metropolitan area and near Pittsfield, Massachusetts.[100] Ultimately, 7.8 in (20 cm) of snow fell in Albany.[101] 72,700 customers in eastern New York lost power due to the winter storm.[102] On the night of March 3, WestJet cancelled all flights out of Toronto Pearson Airport due to the snow.[103] The snowstorm also shut down Detroit Metro Airport on the night of March 3.[104] The Maine Turnpike had a speed restriction as a result of the storm.[105]

Mid-March nor’easter[edit]

Category 2 "Significant" (RSI/NOAA: 3.635)
DurationMarch 12–15, 2023
Lowest pressure980 mb (28.94 inHg)
Damage$215 million (2023 USD) [106]

Before the storm, Jon Palmer of the National Weather Service office in Gray, Maine stated that the precipitation might cause significant power disruptions that last for over 48 hours,[107] and Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, declared a state of emergency.[108] Cornell University shut down on March 14 in preparation for the snow,[109] and in Connecticut governor Ned Lamont banned all tractor trailers on Interstate 84 at 6am on March 14 in preparation for the storm.[110] During the storm, over 250,000 customers lost power,[107] and low visibility lead to over 200 car crashes in New England, as well as a temporary shutdown of Interstate 93.[111] Snow and ice also resulted in the Piscataqua River Bridge being shut down for around an hour.[112] 20–40 in (51–102 cm) of snow fell in Southern Vermont, the Adirondacks, and the Monadnock Region of Southwestern New Hampshire. Larger population centers along the New England coastline were mostly spared from the heaviest snow amounts, but minor wind damage and coastal flooding was still reported in and around Boston.[113] A plane skidded off the runway at Syracuse Hancock Airport.[114] Farther south, the nor’easter forced a ground stop at LaGuardia Airport.[115] Up to 4.12 in (105 mm) of rain fell in Higganum, Connecticut[116] but very little snow fell close to the coast, with Central Park only receiving a trace of snow, LaGuardia and Kennedy Airport receiving just 0.1 in (0.25 cm) of snow, and Newark, New Jersey recording 0.4 in (1.0 cm) of snow, with up to 2.2 in (5.6 cm) of snow in parts of Long Island.[117]

Early April blizzard[edit]

A major blizzard struck the Great Plains in early April 2023. In preparation for the storm, blizzard warnings were issued for over 800 mi (1,300 km), from Wyoming to Minnesota.[118] The snowstorm in Casper, Wyoming resulted in them setting both a one-day and two day record for snowfall, at 26.7 in (68 cm) and 37.4 in (95 cm). Atlantic City, Wyoming recorded 48.8 in (124 cm).[119] Kenora, Ontario recorded 27.2 cm (10.7 in) of snow.[120] As a result of the storm, parts of Interstate 29, Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 was closed due to the storm, and both Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota had record deep snowpack for so late in the spring.[121] Two people were killed in the winter storm due to a car crash on icy roads in Ward County, North Dakota.[122] Blowing snow in southern Manitoba resulted in several highways shutting down as well.[123] Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park closed due to the snow.[124] In addition, Salt Lake City set a record cold high after the storm, at only 33 °F (1 °C).[125] As a result of the snow, as well as forecasted high temperatures of 34 °F (1 °C), the Minnesota Twins postponed their home opener by a day.[126] Further east, a severe ice storm struck Quebec, resulting in a fatality in Montreal and over a million customers losing power.[127] In addition to winter weather impacts, the system also spawned a severe weather and tornado outbreak that affected the Midwestern United States, Mississippi Valley, and Great Lakes. A total of 27 tornadoes were confirmed along with five fatalities.[128]

Early May winter storm[edit]

A record breaking winter storm affected the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from May 1 to 2. The city of Marquette, Michigan received 26.2 in (67 cm) of snow, which made the city record their snowiest May on record. 19.8 in (50 cm) of that total fell on May 1, which became the snowiest day in May for the city.[129] Over ten thousand customers in the Upper Peninsula lost power.[130] Further south, Green Bay, Wisconsin recorded 2.2 in (5.6 cm) of snow.[131] West Virginia set a monthly snowfall record with Davis receiving 20.3 in (52 cm) of snow.[132] Further north, Pittsburgh had a record cold high on May 2 due to the system, at 44 °F (7 °C).[133]


Eastern United States[edit]

Due to unfavorable storm tracks,[134] the Eastern United States received little snowfall. For the first time in history, Charlotte, North Carolina did not even record a trace of snow.[135] New York City also recorded its least snowy winter with just 2.3 in (5.8 cm) of snow, as well as their second warmest winter and warmest January on record.[136] The record warm January contributed to the first snowfall occurring on February 1, the latest first date for snowfall on record.[137] The season also became the least snowy on record at Baltimore, Atlantic City, Bridgeport, Oswego and Elkins, as well as tying for the second least snowy at Philadelphia, becoming the third least snowy in Washington DC and fourth least snowy in Boston.[138][139][140] In addition to the lack of snow, it was also one of the warmest winters on record, with Massachusetts tying for their warmest winter at an average temperature of 33.7 °F (0.9 °C), with Tupelo, Mississippi also recording their warmest winter.[141][142] Pittsburgh recorded their least snowy February at only 0.2 in (0.51 cm) of snow, with seasonal snowfall being well below normal.[143] Despite that, Buffalo, New York recorded its fifth snowiest winter on record with 132.8 in (337 cm) of snow falling, mainly due to lake effect snowstorms in November and December 2022.[144] In addition, Mount Washington recorded their snowiest June on record.[145]

Midwestern United States[edit]

The city of Duluth, Minnesota experienced their snowiest winter, with 138.3 in (351 cm) of snow as of April 20,[146] while Minneapolis recorded their third snowiest winter.[147] The city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota had their second snowiest January in history, as well as their snowiest 24 hour period in January between the 2nd and 3rd, and their fourth wettest January.[148] 2023 also became the wettest first quarter in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Rochester, Minnesota and Saint Cloud, Minnesota, with the state of Wisconsin recording their third wettest start of the year.[149]

Western United States[edit]

The same pattern that contributed to little snow in the east helped give major snow to the Western US. The city of Flagstaff, Arizona recorded their third snowiest January on record.[150] The winter also became the second snowiest at the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab,[151] which also made it the second deepest snowpack in California history.[152] This also helped produce copious amounts of rain in areas too warm for snow, with Hanford, California recording their wettest day on record on February 24,[153] and San Francisco recorded their third wettest winter on record.[154] In addition, the first quarter of 2023 became the coldest on record for Lander, Wyoming.[149] Near-record snow at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park resulted in the opening date being delayed to June 2.[155]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Across 20 US states and two Canadian provinces


  1. ^ "Earth's Seasons" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-07-10.
  2. ^ "Meteorological Versus Astronomical Seasons". 10 March 2016. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
  3. ^ Blackwell, Jasmine (October 20, 2022). U.S. Winter Outlook: Warmer, drier South with ongoing La Nina (Report). Washington, D.C.: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Upper Peninsula expecting a foot of snow in an early-season winter storm". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Brrr! 🥶 A strong high-pressure system is bringing cold conditions to the U.S. Freeze Watches & Warnings are in effect for much of the East as highs verify 15-30°F below average today. Some areas in the Midwest are even experiencing significant snowfall accumulations!". Twitter. Weather Prediction Center. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  6. ^ Upper Midwest buried by heavy snow as Chicago sees 1st flakes, AccuWeather, October 18, 2022
  7. ^ Record snowfall measurements from very odd October Michigan snowstorm, MLive, October 19, 2022
  8. ^ Freezing Temperatures—And Even Snow—Grip Eastern U.S. In Historic October Cold Snap, Forbes, October 18, 2022
  9. ^ Wait, what? Florida's capital dropped below freezing before Denver, 9News, October 20, 2022
  10. ^ The morning of the 100-car pileup: what happened on 6th Ave.?, Denverite, November 4, 2022
  11. ^ This part of Texas saw snow during Friday's storms, KCENTV, November 4, 2022
  12. ^ Blizzard roars into North Dakota; I-94 pileup causes multiple injuries, Bismarck Tribune, November 10, 2022
  13. ^ US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "Lake Effect Snow Event Archive". www.weather.gov. Retrieved 2023-02-01.
  14. ^ a b Duke, Adam (January 3, 2023). "Blizzard of '22: Two more confirmed storm-related deaths bring total in WNY to 42". www.wivb.com. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  15. ^ "Accident on I-80 near Iowa City leaves 2 dead, several injured". 9 January 2023.
  16. ^ Colorado national park forced to close due to TOO MUCH snow, Out There Colorado, February 17, 2023
  17. ^ "WPC surface analysis zoom, pan, animation and archives".
  18. ^ "A major winter storm will produce significant impacts across the Northern Plains today. Blizzard conditions are expected as winds increase throughout the day. Hazardous ice accumulations are in the forecast as well. Please see our latest Key Messages for more information". Twitter. Weather Prediction Center. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  19. ^ "1:02pm CST #SPC_MD 1938 , #mnwx #ndwx". Twitter. Storm Prediction Center. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  20. ^ "At 12:00 PM CST, 8 WNW Westwood Colony [Marshall Co, SD] CO-OP OBSERVER reports ICE STORM of 0.50 INCH. ESTIMATED HALF INCH TO ONE INCH OF ICE. LOTS OF TREE DAMAGE". Twitter. Iowa State University. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  21. ^ "Blizzard roars into North Dakota; I-94 pileup causes multiple injuries". Bismarck Tribune. 10 November 2022. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  22. ^ "1st blizzard of the season snarls travel in North Dakota". AccuWeather. November 10, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  23. ^ "At 12:39 PM MST, Ralph [Harding Co, SD] Trained Spotter reports Heavy Snow of 7.00 inch. Still snowing lightly". Twitter. Iowa State University. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  24. ^ "SNOWFALL REPORTS". Iowa Environmental Mesonet. National Weather Service. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  25. ^ Winter storm wallops northern Plains bringing near record-setting snow to Bismarck, Fox Weather, November 10, 2022
  26. ^ "Winter Storm Alejandra Brings Blizzard, Ice to the Northern Plains". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2022-11-12.
  27. ^ NFL moves Browns-Bills game to Detroit due to snowstorm, ESPN, November 17, 2022
  28. ^ Governor Hochul Declares State of Emergency in Eleven Counties Forecast to be Impacted by Heavy Lake Effect Snowstorm This Week, New York Governor
  29. ^ I-90 Eastbound Traffic Redirected To Due Heavy Lake Effect Snow, Erie News Now, November 18, 2022
  30. ^ "Dangerous lake-effect snow paralyzes parts of New York state". Spectrum News 1. Associated Press. November 18, 2022. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  31. ^ Metro Bus reinstating some service in Erie County, The Buffalo News, November 18, 2022
  32. ^ The worst of what could be a historic snowstorm has started hitting western New York, CNN, November 18, 2022
  33. ^ Millions under snow alerts as storm hits Western New York, CNN, November 18, 2022
  34. ^ The beginning at NWS Buffalo. We just measured 3.1" of snow in the past hour with this first burst of heavy lake effect snow. #nywx, Twitter, NWS Buffalo. November 17, 2022
  35. ^ From bad to worse: Power outages reported in Orchard Park, The Buffalo News, November 18, 2022
  36. ^ NWS: Over 17 inches of snow in 12-hour span recorded in part of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland19, November 17, 2022
  37. ^ US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "Text Products for PNS Issued by BUF". forecast.weather.gov. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  38. ^ Lake Erie’s Warmth Fuels Buffalo’s Potential Record Snow, Bloomberg, November 17, 2022
  39. ^ Crippling blizzard brings whiteout conditions as major winter storm barrels through northern Plains, Fox Weather, December 14, 2022
  40. ^ Parts of I-29, I-90 remain closed until Friday amid massive no travel advisory, SDPB, December 15, 2022
  41. ^ Blizzard halts travel, leaving hundreds stranded across the northern Plains, AccuWeather, December 15, 2022
  42. ^ Penn State cancels activities, reschedules final exams due to winter storm, Daily Collegan, December 14, 2022
  43. ^ Snow, ice clog roads and lead to accidents across Northeast, AccuWeather, December 16, 2022
  44. ^ Disruptive ice, then heavy snow for Northeast as coast-to-coast winter storm bids adieu, Fox Weather, December 16, 2022
  45. ^ Downey, K. C. (2022-12-19). "NH snow totals: What did you get in your community?". WMUR. Retrieved 2022-12-19.
  46. ^ "Heavy snow has left thousands without power in New England and New York". NPR. Associated Press. 2022-12-18. Retrieved 2022-12-19.
  47. ^ "Bomb Cyclone Packs High Winds, Snow, Blizzard | Weather.com". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  48. ^ "NEXT Weather Alert: Dangerous cold, blizzard conditions before Christmas". CBS News. 21 December 2022.
  49. ^ Denver records coldest temperature since 1990 Denver News, December 22, 2022
  50. ^ Snow totals: Here's how much fell across Colorado, Denver News, December 22, 2022
  51. ^ ⬇DIA briefly dropped to -20F this morning, just shy of meeting the monthly record set in 1990. With temperatures recently trending "warmer", there's a good chance this will be the final low temperature. 🥶#COwx, National Weather Service Boulder, Colorado, Twitter, December 22, 2022
  52. ^ Denver airport sees record-breaking temperature drop, Fox 31, December 21, 2022
  53. ^ Temperature in Wyoming drops 40 degrees in a half hour as wind chills freeze US, break records, Fox News, December 21, 2022
  54. ^ Record low: Casper temp plunged to minus 42 overnight, Casper Star Tribune, December 22, 2022
  55. ^ The coldest wind chill so far today has been near Malta with a value of -72°F late this morning. Stay warm out there on this first day of Winter! #mtwx, National Weather Service Glasgow, Montana, Twitter, December 22, 2022
  56. ^ Low visibility, slick conditions will remain even after snow stops Archived 2022-12-22 at the Wayback Machine, KMC, December 22, 2022
  57. ^ A 47-degree drop in Denver in 2 hours. Here are some of the other dramatic temperature changes, CNN, December 23, 2022
  58. ^ Snowfall totals in eastern Iowa from pre-Christmas winter storm, CBS2Iowa, December 22, 2022
  59. ^ Record-breaking cold, life-threatening wind chills plunge 150 million Americans into deep freeze, Fox Weather, December 23, 2022
  60. ^ "Biden declares emergency for California due to winter storms". Reuters. January 9, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  61. ^ Jones, Hannah; Davies • •, Samantha (31 January 2023). "Crashes, Traffic Issues on Icy Roads Across North Texas Amid Winter Storm". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  62. ^ "Deadly ice storm cripples Texas with worst yet to come for South". news.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  63. ^ "IH-10 eastbound lane closed after multi-vehicle pileup crash in Jeff Davis County". newswest9.com. January 31, 2023. Archived from the original on 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  64. ^ Ramirez Jr., Domingo (January 31, 2023). "Don't drive on icy North Texas roads Tuesday, Wednesday; 1 dead in Arlington because of weather". Fort Worth-Star Telegram.
  65. ^ "U.S. States and Areas Storm Event Database: January 31-February 2". National Centers for Environmental Information. Retrieved 17 May 2023.
  66. ^ "Ice storm crippling Texas, Mid-South as death toll, power outages climb". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2023-02-02.
  67. ^ Ice, Thunder Sleet, and Cancellations as North Texas Settles Into Winter Weather, DMagazine, January 31, 2023
  68. ^ Bacon, John; Seipp, Skye; Pitofsky, Marina (February 1, 2023). "250,000 without power in Texas, 1,800 flights canceled, at least 6 dead as winter storm sweeps US: Live updates". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  69. ^ "More than 1,500 flights canceled as fatal ice storm sweeps the South". NBC News. February 2023. Archived from the original on 2023-02-01. Retrieved 2023-02-01.
  70. ^ "Gov. Greg Abbott issues ice storm disaster declaration for some Texas counties". 4 February 2023.
  71. ^ February 3-4, 2023 Arctic Cold, NWS Albany, NY
  72. ^ 25 million under wind chill alerts as record-breaking cold temperatures hit Northeast, ABC News, February 3, 2023
  73. ^ Record lows set on Friday, Saturday as bitter cold blankets region, WVCB, February 4, 2023
  74. ^ Russell, Jenna (February 4, 2023). "Brutal Cold Sweeps Across New York and New England". The New York Times – via NYTimes.com.
  75. ^ "Polar vortex arrives in New England, setting some new temperature records". newscentermaine.com. February 4, 2023.
  76. ^ "BREAKING: Wind chill drops to -104°F (-76°C) at Mount Washington in New Hampshire, lowest ever recorded in the U.S." Twitter. BNO News. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  77. ^ "Mount Washington wind chill: New Hampshire summit fell to minus 108 F, likely lowest recorded". USA Today. February 4, 2023. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  78. ^ Frigid sub-zero temperatures in Connecticut break records, Fox61, February 4, 2023
  79. ^ Arctic blast led to rare weather phenomenon over a Vermont lake, AccuWeather, February 5, 2023
  80. ^ Brutal cold seizes northeast U.S., shattering record lows, Reuters, February 4, 2023
  81. ^ Whiteface sees record cold temps, Adirondack Explorer, February 4, 2023
  82. ^ At least 1 is killed in brutal cold blast across New York and New England, Indian Express, February 5, 2023
  83. ^ Tens of Thousands Without Power as Deep Freeze Hits New England, NBC Boston, February 3, 2023
  84. ^ "Delays, cancellations rack up at Logan Airport during bitter cold temperatures". CBS Boston. February 4, 2023. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  85. ^ Frigid LI Wind Chills Of Up To -20 Sparks Urgent Hypothermia Warning, Patch, February 3, 2023
  86. ^ Red Alert: Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills sweep Tri-State Area, CBS News, February 4, 2023
  87. ^ NYC forecast: temps to climb heading into new week, Pix11, February 4, 2023
  88. ^ N.J. weather: Brutal Arctic blast hits state with record-breaking cold, NJ.com, February 4, 2023
  89. ^ "Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters". National Centers for Environmental Information. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  90. ^ a b "Winter Storm Olive: Snow, Ice Knock Out Power | Weather.com". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  91. ^ Shackelford, Aya Elamroussi,Rob (2023-02-21). "Winter storm set to impact millions stretching from the West Coast all the way to Maine this week". CNN. Retrieved 2023-02-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  92. ^ Sutton, Elizabeth Wolfe,Rob Shackelford,Joe (2023-02-23). "More than 900,000 power outages reported in cross-country winter storms, with more snow, icing and blizzard conditions ahead". CNN. Retrieved 2023-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  93. ^ Winter Storm Strands Dozens On Arizona Highways, The Weather Channel, March 2, 2023
  94. ^ Blizzard conditions close major highways and roads in Lake Tahoe area, trigger avalanche, Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2023
  95. ^ [https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/weather/rare-march-snowstorm-blankets-parts-of-las-vegas-region-2736500/ Rare March snowstorm blankets parts of Las Vegas region], Las Vegas Review Journal, March 1, 2023
  96. ^ Highways into the San Bernardino Mountains are closed as residents run out of supplies, patience, ABC7, March 3, 2023
  97. ^ California blanketed in snow as parts of the U.S. face threat of 'intense' tornadoes, NBC News, March 1, 2023
  98. ^ Deep snow closes Yosemite and other California parks, CNN Travel, March 2, 2023
  99. ^ Crestline market roof collapses from snow; Lake Arrowhead market red-tagged, CBS News, October 2, 2023
  100. ^ Snow emergencies for March's first weekend storm, CBS6Albany, March 3, 2023
  101. ^ March 2023 - Not Cold, But It Was Snowy - Here's the Wrap, CBS6Albany, April 6, 2023
  102. ^ National Grid Crews Responding to Damage, Outages After Heavy, Wet Snow Disrupts Service to Customers in Eastern New York, NationalGridUS, March 4, 2023
  103. ^ WestJet cancels all Friday night flights at Toronto airport due to winter storm, Reuters, March 3, 2023
  104. ^ Detroit Metro Airport temporarily closes due to winter storm, Fox 2 Detroit, March 3, 2023
  105. ^ Speed on Maine Turnpike lowered as snow begins to fall, WMTW, March 2, 2023
  106. ^ Global Catastrophe Recap First Half of 2023, Aon Benfield
  107. ^ a b "Storms cause havoc on U.S. coasts as nor'easter bears down on New England". Boise State Public Radio. March 14, 2023.
  108. ^ Wehner, Greg (March 13, 2023). "New York Gov. Hochul declares state of emergency and mobilizes National Guard ahead of storm". Fox News.
  109. ^ Cornell University will close Tuesday, March 14 due to the approaching winter storm, Ithaca.com, March 14, 2023
  110. ^ Governor Lamont Implements Ban on All Tandem and Empty Tractor Trailers on I-84 Beginning 6AM Tuesday Due to Winter Storm, Connecticut Official State Office
  111. ^ Slick Road Conditions Lead to 200+ Crashes in New England, Temporary I-93 Shutdown in NH, NBC Boston, March 14, 2023
  112. ^ Late-winter storm pummels Northeast with heavy, wet snow, NY1, March 14, 2023
  113. ^ "New York power outage tracker: Over 30,000 outages reported as nor'easter blows through". USA Today.
  114. ^ "Plane full of passengers goes off taxiway at Syracuse Airport". 14 March 2023.
  115. ^ "1,500 Flights Delayed As Nor'easter Slams New York And Boston". Forbes. March 14, 2023. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  116. ^ "Text Products for PNS Issued by OKX".
  117. ^ How much snow fell in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, ABC7NY, March 14, 2023
  118. ^ April blizzard dumps feet of snow in Plains, Upper Midwest, Fox Weather, April 5, 2023
  119. ^ Casper Sets One-Day and Two-Day Snowfall Record And There's Still Time To Break All-Time Snow Amount, Cowboy State Daily, April 6, 2023
  120. ^ Kenora sets snowfall record for April 5th, Kenora Online, April 6, 2023
  121. ^ Blizzard Dumps Over A Foot Of Snow From Utah to Minnesota; Record Snowstorm In Casper, Wyoming, The Weather Channel, April 7, 2023
  122. ^ Icy roads a factor in deadly rollover crash in Ward County, KFYRTV, April 4, 2023
  123. ^ Dangerous conditions, blowing snow prompt highway closures in Manitoba, CTV News Winnipeg, April 5, 2023
  124. ^ https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/south-dakota-sees-widespread-closures-travel-advisories-due-to-winter-storm/article_fb756b8f-7254-5182-ac02-1b0e45b4f7a6.html
  125. ^ April snowstorm exits Utah leaving behind big totals, ABC4, April 5, 2023
  126. ^ Minnesota Twins reschedule home opener; lose first game of season to Marlins. Watertown Radio, April 5, 2023
  127. ^ LaPierre, Matthew; Morris, Erika (April 6, 2023). "1 dead, hundreds of thousands still without power after Quebec ice storm". CBC. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  128. ^ "Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters". National Centers for Environmental Information. Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  129. ^ Snowstorm shatters May records in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, ClickOnDetroit, May 3, 2023
  130. ^ Parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula see snowiest May day on record, Fox Weather, May 2, 2023
  131. ^ May 1st brings back Wisconsin’s winter wonderland, WBAY, May 1, 2023
  132. ^ Davis sets all time record for May snowfall, WDTV, May 4, 2023
  133. ^ Mother Nature to do an about-face as warmth returns to Midwest, Northeast, AccuWeather, May 7, 2023
  134. ^ Why the West Got Buried in Snow, While the East Got Little, New York Times, April 12, 2023
  135. ^ Say it ain’t snow: No snow recorded in Charlotte for the first time on record, QCNews, March 21, 2023
  136. ^ Could This Be New York City’s Least Snowy Winter in Recorded History?, New York Times, March 24, 2023
  137. ^ Could there be snow in November?, ABC7NY, November 9, 2023
  138. ^ Inside a historically snowless winter in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Washington Post, April 10, 2023
  139. ^ Oswego sets the record for the least snowy winter season, Spectrum News 1, May 1, 2023
  140. ^ "N.J. weather: New winter low-snow record set in Atlantic City area, with Newark close behind". NJ.com. March 1, 2023. Retrieved June 14, 2023.
  141. ^ The meteorological winter of 2022-2023 was tied with 2015-16 for warmest on record, WAMC, March 10, 2023
  142. ^ After a record warm February, winter cold is returning, CNN, March 6, 2023
  143. ^ This month was Pittsburgh's least snowiest February on record, CBS News, February 28, 2023
  144. ^ This year is now the fifth-snowiest winter in Buffalo history, WIVB, March 14, 2023
  145. ^ Mt. Washington records snowiest June in history, NCEN, June 11, 2023
  146. ^ Minnesota city breaks record for snowiest winter, Fox Weather, April 20, 2023
  147. ^ NEXT Weather: Overnight snow puts this winter into top 3 snowiest on record CBS News Minnesota, March 31, 2023
  148. ^ January was second-snowiest in Sioux Falls weather history, Sioux Falls Live, February 2, 2023
  149. ^ a b First Three Months Of 2023 Were Record-Warm From New York City To Florida, NOAA Says, The Weather Channel, April 11, 2023
  150. ^ Flagstaff, AZ, Just Had Its 3rd Snowiest January Ever, SnowBrains, February 7, 2023
  151. ^ 2023 is 2nd-snowiest winter recorded in Sierra Nevada mountains, KRON4, March 21, 2023
  152. ^ California might surpass all-time snowpack record, KTLA, April 3, 2023
  153. ^ Winter Storm Piper Prompted Rare Blizzard Warnings In S. California; Flash Flooding To L.A. Basin, Weather Underground, February 26, 2023
  154. ^ San Francisco sees third wettest winter ever, Axios, March 30, 2023
  155. ^ Grand Canyon delays opening of North Rim due to snowfall, AP News, April 8, 2023
Preceded by North American winters
Succeeded by