Billings hits mark of 3rd snowiest winter in history

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 12:26:15-04

BILLINGS – Waking up on Tuesday affirmed it wasn’t a dream, the snow came and stuck, just like it has for the 2017-2018 season. 

The latest round of snow pushed the season into third for the snowiest winters in Magic City history.  Records go back to 1936.

As of Monday, Billings notched just over 95 inches, surpassing 1954 by an inch and a half. 

Billings has received more than double the average snowfall for the season through early April. The 7.4 inches recorded at the Billings airport Monday set a daily record snowfall for April 2. 

The mark trails the 1996-97 winter by 3 1/2 inches, but is over 8 inches behind the winter from a few years ago in 2013-14 where Billings accumulated 103.5 inches.

So when will we see Spring for more than just a few days? The forecast shows the snow and cold is sticking around for a bit. 

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