Biggest February snowstorm in 118 years hammers Central Oregon

A one-day snow total of 12.5 inches set a new record in Bend as the highest February total since the agency started tracking it in 1901. The previous record of 12 inches was set on Feb. 18, 1953.

Some residents reported snow depths of up to 20 inches by the end of the day Monday.

Schools, government offices and the Redmond Airport all closed Monday.

A new storm forecast to hit on Wednesday could bring an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, nearby Mt. Bachelor ski area got a whopping 42 inches of snow in 48 hours, bringing the base to 125 inches by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

https://www.bendbulletin.com/home/6961296-151/record-snowfall-hammers-central-oregon

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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February 26, 2019 at 02:34PM

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