Weather sets no records, yet

Even with piles of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, this winter hasn’t broken records in Findlay and Hancock County — yet.

With the National Weather Service predicting another 6 to 10 inches of snow on the ground by Wednesday morning and more snow this weekend, February could be a contender. February’s record of 20.5 inches of snow has stood since 1910.

According to records keep by the Findlay Water Pollution Control Center, a total of 16.3 inches of snow fell in Findlay in January. The center has maintained the city’s weather records since 1894.

Guy Verhoff, U.S. weather observer in Pandora, recorded even more snow, 23.6 inches  in January.

Both numbers are well above normal for January, which is 7.6 inches, but nowhere near the record of 37.7 inches of snow for the month, set in 1978.

Reporter Denise Grant will have more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Courier.

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