Losing time to catch up on snow!

Only 1 inch of snow fell at the official National Weather Service reporting station at the Chicago/Rockford Int’l Airport with this storm. (A bit hard to imagine since I live less than two miles northwest of the airport and I got about 2 inches.) Regardless, I think everyone was hoping for more as this season has been one of the least-snowy in Rockford history! The biggest daily snow this season has only been 1.4 inches!

What’s interesting to look at with this graph is the average snowfall. On Friday, February begins and our average snowfall begins to drop considerably. Sure, we can get significant snowfalls in February, they just aren’t as likely as in December and January. Bottom line is we’re running out of time to make up for our winter snow deficit.

You may remember two years ago when Rockford got almost a foot and a half of snow on February 1st and 2nd.¬†We can get snows late in the season, but a check of the latest 3″ snowfalls in the past 10 years shows an interesting fact: most have happened in February! So, if you want a big snowstorm, pray harder because the chance is getting smaller and smaller. -Eric

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This post was written by qni_it on January 30, 2013

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