Latest Storm Helps Set February Snow Record
The February flakes keep on falling. Wednesday’s storm set a new monthly record, pushing snow totals past 26 inches.
“It’s just been like every two or three days we get a system coming through,” said New Hope weather watcher Steve Reckers, who reports data to the National Weather Service. “It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen once in a while. That’s what we’re in right now.”
Mounds of snow are everywhere and for some people this adds to their winter woes.
“I want to be in Mexico right now,” said Jada Nelson of New Hope.
For others, the new powder creates a winter wonderland.
“This is wonderful,” said New Hope’s Jon Viner. “What more can you ask for?”
One Block, Two Views
On one New Hope block, CCX News found snow lovers and snow haters. Nelson is a snow hater.
“This is just unbelievable,” Nelson said. “I can not do the snow, I do not like this.”
The only bright spot for Nelson is that she can shovel snow in her crocs and not get frostbite.,
“They’re comfortable,” Nelson said. “They’re the fuzzy Crocs. It’s nice. I can stay warm and still shovel.”
Across the street, Nelson’s neighbor Jon Viner is a snow lover who embraces winter.
“Everything,” Viner said, “Snowmobiling, skiing, all the outdoor activities. I’d rather take this over 50 below. That’s for sure any day.”
More February Snow Coming
Meanwhile CCX weather watcher Reckers has had enough measuring for one month and was flying from MSP to Las Vegas on Wednesday – weather permitting.
“We’re supposed to leave at 2:20 pm and I don’t know if that’s going to happen,” Reckers said. “I’m sure that won’t happen. Whether we get out today or not is the other question.”
The forecast calls for more snow this weekend which would put the February totals at more than 30 inches, making it one of the 10 snowiest months in northwest suburban history.