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How Much Snow Fell In January? A Lot!

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 31, 2014 4:40PM

Photo credit: Kerfuffle~

This month has more than made up for the past two winters of low snowfall totals and relatively mild temperatures. In fact, January’s snowfall totals are record-setting.

With 33.5 inches of recorded snowfall this month and more on the way this evening, January 2014 stands as the third-highest snowfall total in the city’s history, trailing only the 42.5 inches that fell in January 1918 and the 40.5 inches recorded during the Blizzard of ’79 on the record books. The snowfall expected to touch down this evening won’t be enough to match 1979’s numbers, so “Bilandic” can still be safely used as a noun, verb and pejorative.

As we mentioned in this morning’s weather post we’ll continue the vicious cycle of snowstorms and blistering cold temps. With six to 10 inches of snow expected Saturday and another storm heading our way Tuesday, February will be off to a roaring start as well. Stock up on salt and kitty litter (to help you get out of icy parking spots) and make sure your whiskey supplies are satisfactory and the crock pots are hanging tough.