On Thursday, March 2, we got 7 inches (18cm) of snow. Some of you are probably fainting in your chairs: “Seven inches of snow! In March!” but my cold climate readers are surely not surprised. Actually, in March, no weather is surprising, and there have been plenty of winters when we would be saying “thank goodness it’s only 7 inches!”
What I find most interesting is that this snowstorm was one of the heaviest, perhaps the heaviest, of the whole winter. Now that’s surprising! The only snowstorm that came close occurred on December 9, 2005. We didn’t measure that accumulation ourselves, but someone else from our area reported 6.8 inches to the National Weather Service. Since it’s doubtful that we will have another storm with a greater accumulation, I’m thinking of these two storms as the bookends to this weird, wacky winter.