Snow Records Fall & The Weekend Is Here!

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The weekend is here bloggers!  Over the past week some incredible weather occurred and some long standing records fell.  Milwaukee saw its biggest snowstorm in almost a year picking up 8.8″ earlier in the week.

The past 48 hours brought a storm system across the southern Plains and into the deep South.  This storm produced some incredible snow totals to areas that don’t usually see snow.  The highlight of this storm in my mind occurred in Dallas, TX.

…GREATEST ALL-TIME 24-HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL SET AT DALLAS FORT
WORTH…

…RECORD 24-HOUR SNOW FOR FEBRUARY SET AT DALLAS FORT WORTH…

DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT RECORDED 11.2 INCHES OF SNOW FOR FEBRUARY
11…2010.  THIS BREAKS THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOW ON RECORD.
THE OLD RECORD WAS 7.8 INCHES SET ON JANUARY 15…1964 AND JANUARY
14…1917.

OBVIOUSLY….THIS SHATTERS THE RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR
FEBRUARY 11TH…OF 1.4 INCHES WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1988.

THE GREATEST ALL-TIME 24 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD WAS ALSO BROKEN FROM 4
AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM FRIDAY. THE NEW RECORD IS 12.5 INCHES. THE OLD
RECORD WAS 12.1 INCHES SET JANUARY 15 THROUGH JANUARY 16…1964.

THIS ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD 24-HOUR SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY WHICH WAS
7.5 INCHES…SET ON FEBRUARY 17…1978 AND FEBRUARY 25…1924

The snow spread east today pushing into the deep South.  Atlanta saw its biggest snow in about 10 years!  Seasonal snow totals continue to grow across the nation.  While Milwaukee is a little below average, other locations are way above average.  Here’s a comparison.

  • Philadelphia 72.1″ (+59.8″)
  • Washington D.C. 55.9″ (+45.1″)
  • Milwaukee 30.8″ (-5.5″)

Now a quick glimpse at the lows expected across the area tonight.  This temperature map from the RUC shows areas near the lake in the dark blue should fall into the 5 to 10 degree range by Saturday morning.  The lighter shade of violet near Fond du Lace and back to around Jefferson indicates temperatures dropping below zero.

The very cold nights will continue…but at least over the next week most nihts will stay ABOVE zero for inland areas.

If you have a thought or question please post it to the comments section of the blog!  Have a great weekend and tune into WISN 12 News for the most up-to-date forecast.

Jeremy Nelson

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3 Responses

  1. I could see one of the eastern cities, be it Phili or Bal/DC getting near to or over 100 inches of snow before this is all done.

    • They still have about 45 days worth of winter left. Philly has the best shot out of those 3.

      Jeremy

  2. WITH THE 19.5 INCH TWO-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL MEASURED YESTERDAY AT BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT…THEIR SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL IN BALTIMORE NOW STANDS AT 79.9 INCHES.

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