Record Snow Levels in Central Oregon

Plows, shovels, snowblowers and the like were the tools of the trade Tuesday in the big digout from the record Central Oregon snowfall that closed schools for a second day. But with more snow on the way — possibly nearly a foot — February is destined to end as the snowiest month of the winter, by far. As of Tuesday morning, areas around Bend ranged from 18 to 26 inches of snow on the ground, according to NWS observers, while Madras had a foot, Prineville 15 inches, Redmond 21-23 inches and Sisters 27 inches. Another snowfall record fell Tuesday. The NWS said Prineville reported 5 1/2 inches of snow, smashing the old Feb. 26 record of 2 inches, set back in 1960 (records date back to 1897). NewsChannel 21’s Bob Shaw said another very cold night could bring 4 to 8 inches of snow by Wednesday morning.

source: News Channel 21