Snowfall during the 1997-1998 season was below normal which is typical for a strong El Nino winter. Snow totals in northeast Ohio ranged from less than 30 inches at the lakeshore around Cleveland to just over 70 inches in northern Geauga County where over 100 inches is seasonable. Totals in northwest Pennsylvania were from 60 to 80 inches near the lakeshore to near 150 inches inland in the heart of the snowbelt which is only slightly less than normal.