Now That We Made It Through February, March Averages Snowier Month
A lot of people are done with the snow. I get it. We have enough and a lot of us just want a break. It's been a brutal Northland winter. We've seen it all: ice, snow, snow drifts, -40F days, wind chills -90, and it doesn't seem to end. I've been hearing a lot of people say, "Well March is almost here and then we will start to thaw out."
But here's the thing: according to historical year averages, March tends to bring more snowfall than February.
I reached out to Taylor Dayton, morning meteorologist at WDIO, and asked him what we can expect in March. He did some digging up of stats for me and historically March is just a bit snowier than February. We average 12.4" inches in February, and 13.2" in March. You never know what's going to happen with the weather, but seeing how we tripled our normal snowfall amount for February this year (breaking a record), March may not beat February this year. Oh, let's hope not.
I asked Taylor specifically what he expects March to be like this year with current weather models, and he said the following:
The Climate Prediction Center just came out with their monthly outlook for March with a good chance of below average temperatures continuing across the upper Midwest in March. The outlook for precipitation is showing equal chances of above or below snowfall. So I am going with a colder than average March with about average snowfall expected.
But, we've got quite a bit more winter left. Where are we going to put all of this snow?