This Week in Weather 2/3/18-2/9/18

Weather records seemed to be breaking left and right this week! Check out some of the most interesting meteorological facts of the week below.

  • Over a foot of snow in Redfield, NY in just 4 hours the morning of Saturday, February 3rd.
  • Des Moines, IA: Their climate report from Monday, February 5 puts them at a total of 5.4″ inches for the day, finally breaking the 3″ record by a good margin!
  • Most snow in a single day since 2016: Peoria’s daily record snowfall of 4.2″ on Monday, February 5 was the most snow they’ve seen since 12/4/2016.
  • Even with the warnings from Tuesday, February 6, we’ve seen the least amount of severe weather in the U.S. so far this winter in 14 years, according to data from SPC’s Patrick Marsh.
  • The 2017-2018 Erie, PA seasonal snowfall has broken the record for most snow. The last record was 149.1” during the 2000-2001 season, but as of Thursday, February 8, they’ve had 152.1”!
  • It was 148 years ago on February 9, 1870, that the National Weather Service was “born” when President Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the secretary of war to establish a weather service under the U.S. Army Signal Service.

What sort of weather did your neck of the woods experience this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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