- At end of day, Mar 2, 2014: Total snowfall since July 1 = 76.5 in. Normal by Mar 2 is 31.0 in.
- At end of day, Fri, Feb 28, 2014: Toledo Express Airport recorded 73.0 inches of snow between Dec 1, 2013 and Feb 28, 2014, the meteorological winter time period. The record was nearly broken without the benefit of counting snowfall in the fall and spring.
- As of 2:10 a.m. on Wed, Feb 26, 2014: The new record is official.
- As of 10:20 p.m. on Tue, Feb 25, 2014: Record unofficially broken with light snow this evening.
- As of 6:50 a.m. on Tue, Feb 25, 2014: Record tied. Light snow fell after Midnight.
- As of Mon, Feb 24, 2014: No record yet.
Here's my Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 9:23 a.m. comment in a toledotalk.com thread.
Chilly weather is forecast for Toledo this week [last five days of Feb].
Toledo Express Airport has not recorded any snowfall, since the 4 to 5 inches of snow that we received about a week ago.
The airport still needs 0.4 inches of snow to tie its all-time Toledo winter record for snowfall, since record-keeping began. Our snowfall record is 73.1 inches, set during the 1977-78 winter.
For record-keeping, the National Weather Service tracks total snowfall since July 1. As of yesterday, Feb 23, 2014, our current total is 72.7 inches.
Toledo's average total snowfall by the Feb 23 date is 29.1 inches. Toledo averages 37.6 inches of snowfall between July 1 and July 1.
The meteorological winter is defined by December 1 through February 28/29. I thought that the "winter" snow record was defined by these parameters, but it's not. Good thing, because it's forecast to be mostly dry through Fri, Feb 28.
If we're going to have this much snow, may as well set a record. If we don't get much snow during the final week of February, no big deal. We still have March, April, May, and June to receive a half inch of snow.
Toledo Express Airport recorded 17.4 inches of snow in March 2008, so we have a chance to shatter the record.
Last fall, Toledo Express Airport recorded no snow in October and only a half inch in November, giving us 72.2 inches of total snowfall for the three-month period of Dec, Jan, and Feb. For the 1977-1978 record, I don't know how much snow fell in the fall and spring. Our current winter has nearly broken the record in only a three-month period.
The best chance for snow this week is tonight and tomorrow.
Tonight: A chance of snow showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 7 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
When the record finally breaks, celebrate accordingly by drinking a favorite beverage or pushing someone down, depending upon your mood at this point.
(my second TT comment, explaining the official recording period for an annual snowfall.)
I thought that the record was based upon the meteorological winter calendar of December 1 through February 28/29, but that's incorrect.
We have until June 30, 2014 to receive 0.5 inches of snow to break the record.
The 2014-2015 winter snowfall recording period begins on July 1.
On average, Toledo has recorded 29 inches of snow by February 24 and 37 inches of total snowfall for the year. So if we're only average from now through the spring, we should receive another 8 inches of snow.
A warm thought is that the meteorological spring season begins this Saturday, March 1, although the forecast high temp for Toledo is 15 degrees, so I guess not so warm.
"March 21st, first day of Spring."
As far as I know, the National Weather Service does not use the solstice and equinox dates for stat keeping. The media may mention those dates.
The NWS begins their stat recording dates on the first day of the month. For example, the Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. For meteorologists, the winter season ends on February 28, but the snowfall recording period for 2013-2014 ends on June 30.
Feb 25, 2014
Light snow fell early this morning. It appears that only a dusting accumulated, but Toledo Express Airport recorded a bit more.
From the National Weather Service:
Record Report - Statement as of 6:50 am EST on February 25, 2014
.. Seasonal snowfall record tied at Toledo Ohio...
During the early morning hours of Tuesday [Feb 25] four tenth of an inch of snow fell at the Toledo Express Airport. This brings the 2013-2014 seasonal snowfall total to 73.1 inches. During the winter of 1977-1978 73.1 inches of snow also fell at Toledo.
Feb 25, 2014 p.m.
from the nws
Statement as of 10:20 PM EST on February 25, 2014
... Seasonal snowfall record broken at Toledo Ohio...
Between 7pm and 10pm it was estimated at least a tenth of an inch of snow fell at the Toledo Express Airport. This brings the seasonal total to 73.2 inches... making it the snowiest season on record.
However... these numbers are preliminary and not considered official until after midnight. Official information will be found in the daily climate summary for Toledo... which will be issued between 12am and 1am tomorrow.
Feb 26, 2014
It's official now.
Statement as of 02:10 am EST on February 26, 2014
... All time seasonal snowfall record broken at Toledo Ohio...
Toledo's seasonal snowfall is now 73.5 inches. This breaks the all time record for most snow in a season. The previous record was 73.1 inches... which was set in the 1977-78 season.
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