A quiet start to the winter season quickly became much more active by the beginning of 2019. After below average months for snowfall October through December, we have been on a trend of well above average snowfall in January and February.
December and January are typically our snowiest months in Green Bay where on average we receive around 13.0″ of snow. In December 2018 Green Bay ended up with below average snowfall after measuring 8.1″ which was 5.0″ short of the average 13.1″ for the month.
January snow totals got a big boost from two storms on the 23rd which brought 6.8″ of snow and again on the 28th when Green Bay measured another 9.7″ of snow from that system. These two storms helped bring the monthly snow total to 22.7″ which was almost 10″ above the average of 13.0″ for the month.
The active weather pattern has continued into the month of February as well. As of February 18th, Green Bay has received 19.0″ of snow. Typically for the month, Green Bay would only receive 9.9″. The 19.0″ that has already fallen this month in Green Bay is ranked 8th all time for snowiest February. The snowiest February occurred in 1890 when 30.2″ of snow was measured. More snow in the forecast on Wednesday and possibly again this weekend could help us make a run for the snowiest February on record!
Even into March, we can receive a good amount of snowfall with the monthly average coming in at 8.1″.