If you hate everything having to do with snow, you'll probably not care, but we did just set a snow-related record here in the Rockford area.

Here's the record in a nutshell: Every day from February 3rd through February 11th, we received measurable snowfall in Rockford and surrounding areas. That's 9 days, thus breaking 1994's previous record of 7 days (when we did it twice in one month).

Measurable snowfall means that a minimum of 0.1 inches of snow fell during a 24-hour period. Chicago also posted 9 consecutive days of snowfall, which ties their previous record.

Here are the nine days, along with their snowfall numbers:

  1. February 3rd: 0.7
  2. February 4th: 1.4
  3. February 5th: 2.4
  4. February 6th: 0.3
  5. February 7th: 1.2
  6. February 8th: 2.2
  7. February 9th: 3.6
  8. February 10th: 1.2
  9. February 11th: 3.1

This brings the running total for February to 16.1 inches. Our seasonal total is now 26.8 inches, 2.0 inches above average. This is the first time since the new year that our departure from average is positive. Going in to February, we were over 10 inches below average for the season.