As we finish the month of January some are wondering if we should be measuring snow with microscope rather then a yardstick. 13 WHAM Meteorologist Mark McLean did some research and has some interesting statistics on the dramatic change from year to another. At this juncture in the season we have recorded almost 19" of snow. This is 34" below the average. If we were to receive just the "average" snowfall for the rest of the season, we would finish with approximately 60". What is really interesting is the comparison from this season to last season. The numbers show a reduction by almost half (127"). Looking through the records, the last time we had a similar occurrence was back in 2000-2001 with 133" followed by 2001-2002 with 58.1". We also find similar trends in the early 1990s and early 1980s. This equates to a similar reduction in snowfall about once every decade.