150 And Counting

Today marks the 150th day with at least 1 inch of snow on the ground this cold season.  This is only the 5th time on record that Fargo Moorhead has recorded at least 150 days of snow cover.  As a reference, the winter of 1996-1997 recorded 147 days with snow covering the ground.  Including this cold season, that ranks as the 5th highest such total on record. 

The years with the highest total number of days with snow cover occurred during the winters of 1935-1936 and 1978-1979.  Both of those cold seasons recorded 155 total days with at least 1 inch of snow depth.  Last year, the winter of 2012-2013 recorded only 65 such days.  Because of the warmer temperatures expected beginning tomorrow it is likely we will not be breaking the record for the most snow covered days in a season, but we did break the record for the most such days in the month of April by at least 7 days and counting