Biggest February snowstorm in 118 years hammers Central Oregon

A one-day snow total of 12.5 inches set a new record in Bend as the highest February total since the agency started tracking it in 1901. The previous record of 12 inches was set on Feb. 18, 1953.

Some residents reported snow depths of up to 20 inches by the end of the day Monday.

Schools, government offices and the Redmond Airport all closed Monday.

A new storm forecast to hit on Wednesday could bring an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, nearby Mt. Bachelor ski area got a whopping 42 inches of snow in 48 hours, bringing the base to 125 inches by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

8 thoughts on “Biggest February snowstorm in 118 years hammers Central Oregon”

  1. I also submitted this link. Here at home in Bend, and just eyeballing things, it appears that about 36″ has fallen. Blowers and snow shovels on my street can’t keep up with the snow. The plow just came by, leaving berms in front of everyone’s driveway.

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  3. The Sierra Nevada Mts. of California are expecting almost ten feet of snow over the next four days. So far in February Mammoth Lakes, CA. has received 198 inches of snow and more coming in the last two days of February. The February total for snow has easily been shattered in Mammoth Lakes. Already parking in Mammoth is at a premium since every available empty space is being used to pile up snow removed from roads and parking lots. Spring can’t come soon enough.

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