March Snow Total Tops That Of A Typical January


UPDATED: Monday March 25, 2013 5:39 PM

The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature says otherwise with snow storms hitting central Ohio late Sunday into Monday morning.

March in Ohio can mean temperatures in the 70s and 80s like in 2012, or excessive rain and flooding like Marion County had in 2011.

This last blast of winter brings Columbus’ snow total for March to more than 11 inches.

That number tops what is seen in a typical January--traditionally the snowiest month in Columbus.

The 11 inches of snow this month is more than double what Columbus usually gets in March.

The city has seen more than 40 inches of snow this season --  triple what it got last year, but still not as much as Columbus had in winter of 2009-2010 — our second snowiest winter on record.

In February of that winter, Columbus saw two separate days with more than 9 inches of snow and more than 30 inches the entire month.

This is our third winter topping 40 inches of snow in the past 10 years. Columbus typically sees about 29 inches or so of snow.

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