WHOA! Lots of Snow!

By Jason Meyers, Meteorologist

All this snow won't be melting this week!

February 9, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 5:28 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - We're a little more than a week into February and it's already been the 4th snowiest winter Fort Wayne has ever seen. Yesterday's snowfall of .9" put our total snowfall for December, January and February at an even 38". This puts this winter right behind 1981-82 with 61.1", 1977-78 with 49.8", and 2002-03 with 41.5". There are still a few weeks to go this month, so snowfall totals could creep into third place by the time February 28th arrives. As for seasonal snowfall (from the first snow to the last snow), this is the 20th snowiest season so far, but the season is far from over since we can easily get snow in March and April.

Does This Mean Spring Flooding?

Even though there's nearly a foot of snow on the ground, that only equates to a little more than an inch of rain. Rivers are also at very low levels thanks to a dry Fall season. As long as the snow melts slowly, which is looking likely with a warm-up next week, and we don't see heavy rains while snow is still on the ground, we shouldn't see any significant flooding.

Keep watching the networks of Indiana's NewsCenter for the latest forecast to find out when we'll see the next big snow or when we'll finally see all this snow beginning to melt.

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