Snow accounting for it

The last blizzard so designated by our local Weather Guys lived up to its description out towards the Northwest Passage; meanwhile, the Quarter Mile High City got basically squat. Still, we’d had just over five inches of snow this month, which is decidedly above average. (Average for a whole winter is about 8.6 inches, or about three hours’ worth of your standard garden-variety nor’easter.)

Then KOSU’s Ben Allen dropped this bombshell on Twitter:

Wow, *preliminary* total snowfall for Arnett (35 mi S of Woodward) in Feb: 42.5 inches (!!!!!!) Breaks OK record 4 any location, any month.

Gawd. That’s, like, a whole year in Saskatoon.

Previous monthly record: February 1971 in Buffalo, about 60 miles north of Arnett, 39.5 inches, 36 of which came in one fell swoop on the 20th through the 22nd.


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 March 2013 · 7:39 am

    And the only snowflakes we saw down here were of the Special and Demanding kind.

    I would not have minded one little snow day here….

  2. McGehee »

    1 March 2013 · 8:19 am

    Any word on water content?

  3. CGHill »

    1 March 2013 · 9:12 am

    Not formally, but the Drought Monitor says it was enough to knock that part of the state down to the next-highest threat level.

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