Curious Which Is Snowier: January Or February

BOSTON (CBS) — This winter we’ve had our fair share of snow, but it hasn’t broken any records yet.

It has raised some questions, though.

Ellen of Tewksbury Declared her Curiosity asking “Maybe I shouldn’t bring this one up, but since we have one of the snowiest months of January in a long time…what month usually has the most snow — January or February?”

According to the National Weather Service’s climate records, January actually beats out February by a little more than an inch in average snowfall.

January averages 12.8 and February averages 11.5.

But remember, February is typically three days shorter. And as we all know, three days can make a big difference.

  • Annmarie

    all the years when i was a kid we used to get these big storms in the 50 and 60s 3 feet or more,
    but for last 10 years i can see this been the most snow i have ever seen in long time and then there was samething happen we had 7 storms in a roll in month of jan and we had same problem no room for snow.
    but we cant not forget Feb 78 snow storm now that was alot of snow.
    I was in my 20s when that happen and we got 6 feet of snow.
    my mom and dad yard in some places has 14 feed drifts of snow in milford mass.
    i work for Zayre wearhouse with my dad we all most did not make home on time. we was very luck that we did not get stuck in my dads van on route 85.

    • Artie Lange

      First of all it’s spelled Warehouse. Unless you’re big enough to be wearing a house.
      I remember the six feet of snow we got. It was hot too, in the 90’s. The tsunami really did a lot of damage but no as bad as the locust. If the annoyance of the dealing with the walking dead trying to eat you while we trying to plant grass seed in the six foot snow and 14 foot drifts, we had Mexicans move next door. They were nice people but insisted on trying to get us to try their homemade Chinese food recipes. It was a horrible two weeks.

  • David White

    If January has been especially cold and snowy as it has this year, sometimes February can be milder and less snowy, if not fewer storms.

    • Sick of the snow

      From your lips to God’s ears. This is getting ridiculous

  • Annmarie

    if Feb is a good month less storms lest pray to god that we dont have big melt down if this happen then we will have a flood like last march of last year

  • Ellen

    Ya, that was my curiosity post, and when I wrote that I was thinking of the 1978 dozer of a snow storm we had back then. If I’m not mistaken the whole state was shut down for about a week or so. Still think of that February storm and what a mess it was.

  • AnnMarie

    the feb 78 the whole state was shut down for 2 weeks
    and it was no fun back them

  • tom

    I thinnk Annmarie is pulling a roger Clemens and “misremembering”…6 feet of snow???? 3 feet, but you are right about the state being shut down for 2 weeks and people were stranded on the highways.

  • fred

    Boston only got 27.1 in “78…6 feet is a bit much don’t you think?

  • EWS100%

    A lot of babies were born nine months later.

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