Friday, February 12, 2010

Gulf Coast Storm Brings Rare Heavy Snow to East Texas, Northern Louisiana

The same storm which brought record snowfall to Dallas spread heavy snow, with rates as high as 1-2" per hour in places, across east Texas and northern Louisiana. The heaviest snow was mainly north of a line from Jacksonville, Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana. The 5.4" in Shreveport, LA was the 7th heaviest in records extending back to 1871. This was also the largest snowfall in Shreveport since December 16th, 1983. Natchitoches reported 6.0". Snow amounts in Arkansas ranged up to 5.8" in Texarkana. In Texas, reports ranged from 2.0" near Lufkin to 7.0" at Longview and 10.0" at Lindale.

Images (click to enlarge): Feb. 11-12 snowfall amounts in east Texas and northern Louisiana, Storm situation overview; from National Weather Service

1 comment:

S.P. Gass said...

I was trying to locate the seasonal snowfall record for West Virginia. Any ideas?

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