Adding Up

March 13, 2017: The last time we had at least this much snow on the ground was December 26th. Since then, there’s barely been a dusting on the ground, with only March 4th recently breaking that stretch with 1″ reported for snow depth, which lasted only a day.

With this past winter being practically snow-less since December, any amount of snow greater than 1″ is significant. Where does this recent snow event stack up?

The numbers are still coming in, but this latest snowfall ranks 3rd among our notable snow storms of the winter. December had two storms that added up to decent amounts. December 10th-11th produced 6.3″, with December 4th’s snow storm coming in 2nd at 5.3″.

As winter begins to wind down and we get into the spring season, our snow chances start to diminish, but on average, we can see snow pop up any day through early April. The average daily amount, though, starts decreasing in about 10 days, so this may be one of the last bigger events that we see.

Don’t hold your breath yet about snow being over, however. This may not be the last time we see flakes piling up in the Stateline early this year.



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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on March 13, 2017

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