Fall temperatures didn't impress me either way. If we deviated, it wasn't by too much. The maximum deviation were by 3.1° or 3.2° during these years. This year's fall was no different, only slightly cooler than normal.
Winter temperatures offer the same in the way of deviations. The average of all ten of these years came out to 31.9°, where the normal was 32.0°. This winter's deviation was -3.7°. Below average has been very common for the past 6 months. I wonder if El Nino has something to do with that.
Precipitation is the hot topic for fall and winter. For fall precip, this year and 1905 were quite the outliers with a surplus of +10.05" and +9.61", respectively. Abundant gulf moisture in October was the ticket this year, with 12.49" falling in just one month!
Winter precipitation is a much more telling story. Look at all the black in that column. Surplus precipitation seems very likely, with only one year shorting us a mere -0.19". We followed suit this year with a surplus of +3.08".
Snowfall amounts during these ten sample years are below average. The mean snowfall amounts for these years is 2.4" below average. This year, even with an abundance of days with measurable snow, we still fell short (barring any late-season snowstorms of course). We ended up behind by 1.8" with a total of 18.6".
So how does our friend El Nino play into this? Not sure...but this is the only year (2009) on the data table above that occurs during an official El Nino event. Two years on the table (1950, and 1971) occur one year before a major El Nino event.