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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published April 22 2013

Weather Talk: Snowfall has increased each month this winter

One rather bizarre piece of trivia about this weird winter is that in Fargo-Moorhead, each month has produced more snow than the month previous.

In October, 3.6 inches of snow fell. November snowfall was 4.8 inches. In December, we got 5.1 inches. January brought 9.2 inches. Then it gets interesting. February snowfall was 14.4 inches. March snowfall was 14.6 inches. And (so far), April has been the snowiest month of all with 16.4 inches recorded.

Hopefully, this trend will not carry over into May. Another way of looking at the strange way snow has accumulated this winter is to divide the winter into halves. From October through Jan. 14, we had received 15.2 inches of snow. Since Jan. 15, we have gotten 52.9 inches. Average snow for an entire winter season is 50 inches, so we have had a winter’s worth of snow all in the second half of the winter. And south of the Fargo area, the late winter snowfall has been even more impressive.


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