Record Snowfall in Missoula February 24, 2014
Monday’s snowfall in Missoula broke a 75 year record.
Kids all over Western Montana were hoping for a snow day on Monday, but even though we got record breaking snowfall, that was not the case for most. A few area schools got a snow day, including Salish Kootenai College and some others like Stevensville, Arlee and Frenchtown started school two hours late.
As if you didn’t get enough shoveling during the constant snowfall on Sunday and Monday, then came the after work dump (that could work a couple of ways I suppose) which brought a full 4 inches of snow between 5 and 8 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, that added up to 7.9 inches of new snow by midnight, breaking the 1939 record for Missoula, which was 5.6 inches of new snow in one day.
That was in addition to the 24 inches we already got this month, officially making this the snowiest February in 68 years.