Yes, Winter is long in Erie,PA. This winter we had about half of normal snow amount and warmer than normal temps . During the 2010-11 winter the golf course where I teach had over 250" of snow I live a couple blocks from Lake Erie and we had around 100"
(Last week we had record high temps(80* F on Friday), but back to normal now. Highs in mid to upper 40.* Fs and sometimes in early50s F. Alot of Grape and Fruit farmers in this area and since the temp was in mid-20*F, they were worried about crops ,which is about a month ahead of schedule.