Could February End Without a Snow Storm?

By: Buckey2745 , 9:40 PM GMT on February 15, 2017

February has a history of being a snowy month for us. But as I posted yesterday, this season has been anything but a normal winter. After tomorrow's 30s, it's very possible we get on a long run of days well above average. As of now it seems pretty certain we'll be in the 50s and 60s every day from this Friday to next Friday. That would leave us four days left to get some kind of storm to roll through.

This kind of "snowless" February isn't unheard of. In fact, since record keeping began, we've seen 10 February's in Columbus with less than an inch! None were a total shutout, but February 2009 currently holds the record for the least snow at 0.2"!

Our minor accumulation this month has come behind a cold front with cold air advection causing snow showers and sqaulls. That means we haven't had one storm system roll through this month with snow.

I've gotta be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a long term pattern quite like I have this winter. It's not that the storms are missing us, we just can't get them at all. When you have the polar jet staying as far north as it has been, all of the storms stay north too.

What do you think? Will February go stormless?

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 4
Winter Storm Warnings- 0
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 1
Winter Storm Watches- 0
Wind Chill Advisories- 1
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 0" (Predicted: 0")
December: 4.75" (Predicted: 2")
January: 3.1" (Predicted: 2")
February: 0.6" (Predicted: 0.5")

Season: 8.45"


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2. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:39 AM GMT on February 21, 2017
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1. TheHermit43130
2:23 AM GMT on February 16, 2017
I think hitting 80 degrees this February is more likely than getting a snowstorm.
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