Snowfall in northern Maine has been below normal this winter, but interestingly we have the same amount of snow on the ground as we did on this day last year.

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Measurements taken at the National Weather Service Office in Caribou show 10 inches of snow on the ground right now, the same as on January 20, 2015.

Here’s a comparison of snowfall totals from this winter (so far) compared to last.

Montly Snowfall           2015-16           2014-15

November 1-30                3.8”                 28.8”  

December 1-31              27.8”                 27.1”  

January 1-20                    9.8”                 13.1”

TOTALS                         41.4”                  69.0”

Also worth mentioning is that Caribou received 21 inches of snow in the final week of January 2015.

Forecasters say a major winter storm bearing down on the Northeastern U.S. this weekend may not significantly impact northern Maine.