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February Marked Mount Hamilton's Snowiest Month on Record

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    Highway 17 Summit, Mt. Hamilton Blanketed With Snow

    Among the spots that received a dusting of snow or more since Monday was the summit in the Santa Cruz Mountains, though it dissipated there faster than at higher elevations. Marianne Favro and Robert Handa report. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019)

    A grand total of 38.1 inches of snow fell at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton in February, setting a new monthly snowfall record for the South Bay peak, according to the National Weather Service.

    February's snowfall total on the Bay Area's highest peak topped the mountain's previous monthly record of 33.6 inches set way back in January 1950, the weather service reported. Snow on Mount Hamilton Sets a Record!Snow on Mount Hamilton Sets a Record!

    Weather records for Mount Hamilton began back in 1948, according to the weather service.

    Brrrrrrrrrrr: Experience Bay Area Snow in PhotosBrrrrrrrrrrr: Experience Bay Area Snow in Photos

    Check out the list below to see Mount Hamilton's top 10 snowiest months on record, as reported by the weather service:

    1. February 2019 — 38.1 inches

    2. January 1950 — 33.6 inches

    3. March 1982 — 32 inches

    4. March 2006 — 26.5 inches

    5. April 1965 — 23 inches

    6. February 1990 — 22.5 inches

    7. February 2009 — 22.2 inches

    8. January 2008 — 22 inches

    9. December 1948 — 21.7 inches

    10. February 2011 — 20.3 inches

    Snow in the Bay Area! Mt. Hamilton Gets a Good DustingSnow in the Bay Area! Mt. Hamilton Gets a Good Dusting

    Snow made it to the Bay Area on Monday. As the National Weather Service predicted, snow was falling in some of the region's higher elevations such as Mount Hamilton. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 4, 2019)

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