It’s January 6 and a flake of snow has yet to officially fall in Washington, D.C.

If that seems unusual to you, it is.

As the city still has not recorded even a trace (defined as flakes observed in the air) of snow as of this date (and will not through this evening), this winter ends up breaking the latest “no snow” mark on record dating back to the 1880s.

The previous record holder, the winter 2001-2002, picked up its first trace of snow on this day. We’ve still got a way to go to set the record for latest accumulating snow (defined as at least 0.1 inches) though, as that happened in 1973 on February 23 when only 0.1 inches fell.

If it makes you feel better as a local snow lover, we’re not in this alone.

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