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We're only at the tenth the month today and yet we find ourselves among the top ten snowiest February's.  Already at more than fifteen inches of snow on the young month, we're more than six inches ahead of a normal monthly total.  As you no doubt know, that's left quite a snowpack...

Side streets and slide-offs show the snow-capped ice at some of its heaviest.  The Glass City only hit 32 once this month and we've got a full extra week of below freezing highs in January, when compared to our average.  That means very little melting ever occurred.  For the deepest stuff, we headed into one of Ottawa Hill's secluded parks.
"Technically, Toledo has nine inches of snow on the ground right now.  This isn't even a drift and it's 14 inches deep.  We carved out a cross-section to show you the layers like you'd see in a tree ring.  With more than five inches of total moisture so far this year, that means most of the area has at least three inches of water ready for a melt-off, whenever that may come." 
You may have seen this graphic before but it's undergone another update after this weekend's fresh powder.  We've moved from tenth place to third overall in less than a week.

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