A further February, an additional snowstorm. We are not out of the winter woods nevertheless!
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This storm is undoubtedly a whopper, but isn’t going to even get close to some of the biggest February storms evah:
February 25-27, 1934 This 4-day storm dropped 23 inches of snow on Portland. The temperature was about 10 levels and most of Portland Harbor was frozen. There are photographs of folks going for walks from Portland to Peaks Island!
February 17-18, 1952 “The Fantastic Blizzard” dumped 25.3 inches of snow on Portland, and 3 toes in northern Maine. Winds gusted to 65 mph.
February 9-10, 1969 This two-day doozy dropped 21.5 inches of snow in Portland on winds gusting to 54 mph.
February 6-7, 1978 It only snowed a foot but the wind gusts of over 100 miles an hour made it a white hurricane.
The major February storm ever… was also the most important Maine snowstorm of all time! It was 2013 with Wintertime Storm Nemo. On Feb 8th and 9th, Portland Intercontinental Jetport observed 31.9 inches of snow, and Gorham acquired pummeled with 35.5 inches. Winds gusted all over 50mph. It took forever for this storm to crystal clear out.