Sunday, February 7, 2010

Seasonal Snow: Rewriting Records

For related posts, including the latest record report, see: 6 PM Update: Added chart of all-time top individual storms. As noted earlier, the storm of Feb. 5-6, 2010 is now the 4th biggest of all time in Washington and the 2nd biggest at Washington National.

Original post:
This weekend's epic 17.8" snowstorm in Washington has rewritten the top 10 lists for individual storms, as well as February and seasonal snowfalls with only 1 week elapsed in the month. This month's 21.1" to date just edges out the 21" in 1983 to take fourth place.

In the seasonal ranks, the 45.1" reported so far displaces the 1921-22 season and its infamous Knickerbocker storm out of the number 3 slot. With more snow expected in the middle of the week, the second place record of 1995-96 is in serious jeopardy.

Images (click to enlarge): Washington, DC biggest snowstorms of all time, highest February and seasonal snow totals, CapitalClimate charts from National Weather Service data


Anonymous said...

any idea of how much liquid precip fell during this storm?

CapitalClimate said...

Washington National had 0.99"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the precip total. Please post an update if this is revised (like last storm).

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