Top Snowstorms for the Springfield Area

February 8th, 2013 at 11:55 am by under News, Weather

Here’s a list of our top six snow storms (plus a few other notable storms) for the Springfield area. These measurements were taken at or near Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.  Many thanks to our pal, and former Westover ARB Chief Meteorologist, Curt Osgood for providing us the data!

  1.  22”     2/28-3/1    1949
2.  20”     2/15-2/16   1958
3.  19.4”  2/5/2001
4.  19”     1/12/2011
5.  18.8    1/7-1/8 1996
6.  17.2″ 3/31-4/1 1997

Blizzard of 1978 (2/6-2/7, 1978)  14.5″
Oct 29-30 2011, snowstorm 12.9″
3/13-3/14 1993, “superstorm” 14.6″

As you can see from the list, it’s pretty tough to get more than 20″ of snow in a single storm in Springfield!   This is part of our reasoning to keep our snow forecast generally under 20″.

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