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The number of frigid days in has days on avg since 1970

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As this meteorological winter comes to an end, we’re taking a look back to see how winters have been changing overall in . Some years have been unusually cold, others unusually warm, but the number of frigid days has been on trend since 1970. On average, as the chart above shows, that number has from to over 42 years.

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