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Milford Beacon: Perfect conditions for continuing snow

Even though spring officially started a week ago, only two days after the largest snow accumulation in the Milford region all winter, the snow continued to fall this week, for Delaware’s 17th snow event of the season. Kevin Brinson, director of the University of Delaware’s Delaware Environmental Observing System and associate state climatologist, said it’s not necessarily the accumulations that are remarkable, but rather the number of storms and low temperatures this season. “I think the frequency of events combined with the below-normal temperatures has been what’s so notable this year,” Brinson said. Of the 17 snow events throughout Delaware this year, the Ellendale, Harrington and Milford areas were affected by 14 snow events, with three of those resulting in minimal accumulation or flurries that could not be measured.