The northern Maine landscape is in prime condition for skiing and snowmobiling heading into the New Year after an exceptionally snowy start to the winter.

Winter recreation in Aroostook County
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Snow piled up in December at more than twice the normal rate across northern Maine, conjuring up memories of the all-time snowiest season of 2007-08.

According to figures from the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, a total of 44.6 inches of snow has fallen this month, which is about 2 feet above normal.

Here are the top 5 snowiest Decembers on record at Caribou:

1)December197259.9 inches
2)December200754.5 inches
3)December195449.4 inches
4)December201344.6 inches
5)December200543.4 inches

Here's another one for the record books: There have been 23 days this month with measurable snowfall at Caribou, including 13 straight days from December 15-27.

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