The second half of February has brought snow storm after snow storm. As soon as one ends, it seems like we are instantly forecasting the next one. The final straw that broke the camel's back for many of us was the weekend blizzard. It has impacted travel across the Omaha metro for days. I love snow, but admit, even I'm done with it now and can't wait for it to warm up!
While many parts of Omaha picked up another 7-10 inches of snow from the blizzard, Omaha's Eppley Airfield measured 7.5 inches. That increased February's total to 25.2 inches, putting us in the second place spot for snowiest Februarys on record. We are now just 0.2 inches behind February 1965 for the top spot.
February has also roughly doubled the 2018-2019 season's snow total. It's now up to 48.0 inches. The measurable snow started to fall in October and has increased every month since then. As of February 25th, we are now more than 27 inches above average... which is more than double the season average to date.
These snowy numbers have many of us asking, "When is the snow going to end?" Unfortunately, we still have a lot of the snow season to get through. The earliest we've seen the snow come to an end was on February 8th, which happened in 2005.
But on average, the last measurable snow (0.1 inch or more) happens on March 29th, still more than a month away. If you're all snowed out, you may not want to read the next part. The latest Omaha has seen measurable snow was on May 9th, which was decades ago, in 1945. Snow records date back to 1885.