February Smashes Records for Snow Totals

Marshfield Agricultural Research Station photo

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus ) February 2019 saw its fair share of snow – a total of 53.6 inches to be exact.

The number smashes Marshfield records. Other snow totals for the month of February since 1912 are as follows, according to the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station:

53.6″ – 2019
31.0″ – 1962
26.0″ – 1926
21.5″ – 1971
21.0″ – 2008

The 13″ snowfall on Feb. 24 is the 2nd highest recorded daily snowfall since 1912, close to the 14″ record held on Dec. 12, 2010. In April 2018, Marshfield experienced 19″ over three days.

The Research Station noted that Marshfield is on track to have one of the top three winters for snowfall.

Standings for Oct-Feb snowfall are:

2018-19 – 77.3″
2013-14 – 74.6″
1961-62 – 69.0″
2007-08 – 64.3″
2008-09 – 63.5″

Depending on the next two months, just 11.8″ would tie this winter for the top spot, which is held by the winter of 2013-14 at 89.1″