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Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon experienced its 2nd snowiest February since 1949 and 7th snowiest since measurements began in 1931.
The park received 391.1 cm (154 inches) in the month of February. Other than 1999, all of the other top 10 years occurred prior to 1960, park officials said.
The park surpassed its average total for February 205.7 cm (81 inches) by 185.4 cm (73 inches). The February record was set in 1949 at 629 cm (248 inches).
Image courtesy Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park on March 1, 2019. Credit: Jasmine Cunningham, NPS
The two-story Rim Village Cafe and Gift Shop “peeks” out through the snow on March 2, 2019. NPS photo by Emily Hunter March 3, 2019
Snow will continue to pile up in the park in the coming weeks before the storm track shifts north, spelling the end of the winter snowstorms, AccuWeather’s Brian Lada notes.
While snow removal usually starts mid-April, some of the roads may remain closed until July as it takes months for all of the roads in the park to open.
Featured image credit: Emily Hunter, NPS
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