Snowfall Amounts Already Top Last Year

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Associated Press
Bethany Venable

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Updated Mon, Feb 4, 2013 2:30 pm

Areas of central and southern Ohio have gotten more snow already this winter than all of last season. 

That's making a lot of kids and ski-resort operators happy, but not the folks who've had to drive around in it.

The National Weather Service said Monday that the approximately two-and-a-half feet of snow in Columbus so far this season is double what central Ohio got during all of last winter.

The nearly 19 inches in Dayton and foot in Cincinnati also about doubled last winter's totals in those regions.

The weather service said Cleveland has logged about 28 inches this season - about 10 inches short of the snowfall total for all of last winter.

A winter weather advisory from the NWS indicates Athens, Morgan, Perry and Washington counties are all expected to receive snowfall Monday afternoon through Tuesday early morning.

The NWS forecast reports the heaviest snowfall will occur Monday afternoon and evening.

Two to four inches of accumulation on top of existing snow is expected.

The winter weather advisory expires Tuesday at 4 a.m.

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