On the morning of March 22 the official snow depth in Fargo Moorhead was 3 inches. At that point, we were likely only one or two days away from eliminating our winter snow cover with the exception of the drifts and large piles left from our frequent plowing these past few months. But instead of losing our snow cover, it snowed later that day and currently we have about one-half foot of snow on average covering the ground.
Today marks the 129th consecutive day with snow covering the ground in Fargo Moorhead. The average number of days with snow cover during our cold season locally is 103 days and not necessarily consecutively. In fact, most winters will have a break in the snow cover at some point, especially this time of year.
The record for the highest number of days with snow cover occurred during the winters of 1935-36 and 1978-79 with 155. The longest steak of continuous days was 153 straight during the winter of 1978-79.