Across the state, seasonal snowfalls are well above the historic averages. The Dayton region had reached its historic seasonal snowfall average of just over 25 inches before the weekend's storm dumped another 15.4 inches. The storm, which ended Saturday, March 8, put them at 41.4 inches for the season. That's 164 percent of the normal snowfall. Youngstown, at 94-plus inches, has had more than twice that total snowfall and twice their seasonal average. The latest storm was UNUSUAL, because it came from the southeast, rose over the Appalachian Mountains and hit hard. The system wasn't particularly slow-moving, which can produce lots of snow. "It just hit the right spots to bring the moisture across. And we stayed basically on the cold side of the whole thing this time around.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...