MAJOR WINTER STORM SUMMARY

FEBRUARY 21, 2013

 


A major winter storm impacted much of Kansas and Missouri on February 21 with very heavy snow and some sleet and freezing rain.  Some areas received up to a foot of snow, placing this snow storm among the largest snow events in recent memory.  Many locations reported thunder with heavy snow and sleet, with snowfall rates as high as 3 inches per hour! 

The very heavy snowfall rates created havoc on area roadways and many travelers became stuck and stranded.  Many roads became clogged with stalled vehicles, essentially closing them down. Many motorists abandoned their cars altogether leaving roadways littered with snow-covered vehicles.

Kansas City International officially measured 9.2", placing this event the fifth-highest February snowfall on record and the most snowfall since February 25, 1993 (11.1 inches). This set a new snowfall record for February 21, breaking the previous record of 5.1" set in 2010.

 
 Top 5 daily February snowfalls for Kansas City
1. 11.8".....27th 1900
2. 10.5".....25th 1993
3. 9.8"......18th 1926
4. 9.5"......25th 1912
5. 8.9"........1st 2011
  Top 10 snowfalls for Kansas City
1. 24.2"......Mar 22-24 1912
2. 15.8"......Feb 11-12 1894
3. 14.6"......Jan 20-21 1958
4. 14.0"......Jan 18-19 1962
5. 13.8"......Mar 14-15 1960
6. 13.7"......Jan 8-9 1930
7. 13.0"......Feb 27-28 1900
8. 12.3"......Mar 29-31 1926
9. 12.2"......Dec 23-24 1918
10. 11.9"....Mar 3-5 1915
 

Below is a map of snowfall amounts:

 

And here is a list of snowfall totals received through midnight on February 22nd. Times are in GMT (subtract 6 hours for CST):

Report Time

County

Location

ST

Amount

Thu Feb 21 2013 23:26:00

Johnson

Overland Park

KS

13.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:45:00

Jackson

Lone Jack

MO

12.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Cass

Garden City

MO

12.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Cass

Freeman

MO

12.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 05:25:00

Jackson

3 ESE Roeland Park

MO

12.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:48:00

Johnson

Olathe

KS

12.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Johnson

Holden

MO

11.8

Fri Feb 22 2013 02:30:00

Johnson

3 W Centerview

MO

11.8

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:45:00

Cass

Belton

MO

11.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Johnson

Leawood

KS

11.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Jackson

Unity Village

MO

11.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 21:00:00

Johnson

2 W Lenexa

KS

11.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 05:59:00

Cass

Pleasant Hill

MO

11.2

Fri Feb 22 2013 05:04:00

Jackson

Oak Grove

MO

11.1

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Clay

1 SE Claycomo

MO

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Pettis

Hughesville

MO

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Jackson

N Lees Summit

MO

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Miami

Paola

KS

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Leavenworth

Tonganoxie

KS

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Clay

North Kansas City

MO

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Jackson

SE Kansas City

MO

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:29:00

Wyandotte

Kansas City Kansas

KS

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:31:00

Johnson

Gardner

KS

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:31:00

Johnson

Gardner

KS

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:31:00

Johnson

Gardner

KS

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:54:00

Cass

Raymore

MO

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 21:00:00

Pettis

Sedalia

MO

11.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:11:00

Johnson

Prairie Village

KS

11.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Platte

Parkville

MO

10.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:30:00

Jackson

Blue Springs

MO

10.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 03:00:00

Johnson

SW Stanley

KS

10.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:09:00

Leavenworth

2 S Basehor

KS

10.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:45:00

Cass

Raymore

MO

10.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:45:00

Lafayette

Odessa

MO

10.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:45:00

Johnson

Overland Park

KS

10.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Clay

Gladstone

MO

10.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Clay

North Kansas City

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:00:00

Johnson

Shawnee

KS

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:13:00

Miami

Osawatomie

KS

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:35:00

Jackson

Blue Springs

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 19:28:00

Jackson

Lee'S Summit

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:19:00

Clay

Liberty

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:53:00

Randolph

Moberly

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:27:00

Atchison

Rockport

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:43:00

Saline

Marshall

MO

10.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:24:00

Jackson

5 NE Lees Summit

MO

9.8

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:30:00

Johnson

NW Olathe

KS

9.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 02:30:00

Johnson

1 NNW Fairway

KS

9.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:40:00

Jackson

Greenwood

MO

9.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:25:00

Jackson

Independence

MO

9.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:36:00

Clay

Liberty

MO

9.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 05:59:00

Platte

KCI Airport

MO

9.2

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:45:00

Platte

1 NNW Weatherby Lake

MO

9.2

Thu Feb 21 2013 19:19:00

Johnson

2 NE Lenexa

KS

9.2

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:00:00

Platte

Weatherby Lake

MO

9.2

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Jackson

Independence

MO

9.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Clay

Excelsior Springs

MO

9.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:55:00

Platte

W Parkville

MO

9.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:41:00

Johnson

Shawnee

KS

9.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:15:00

Jackson

Kansas City

MO

9.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:09:00

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

KS

9.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:00:00

Jackson

2 W Greenwood

MO

9.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:15:00

Atchison

Lancaster

KS

9.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:06:00

Johnson

Shawnee

KS

8.6

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:30:00

Johnson

DE Soto

KS

8.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:46:00

Leavenworth

Easton

KS

8.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Caldwell

S Polo

MO

8.3

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Macon

5 SW Bevier

MO

8.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:26:00

Clay

5 NW Kearney

MO

8.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:45:00

Platte

Lake Waukomis

MO

8.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:05:00

Wyandotte

Bonner Springs

KS

8.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:36:00

Clay

Claycomo

MO

7.9

Fri Feb 22 2013 03:20:00

Macon

LA Plata

MO

7.6

Thu Feb 21 2013 15:23:00

Clay

Gladstone

MO

7.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Chariton

Sumner

MO

7.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:06:00

Linn

Meadville

MO

7.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:06:00

Carroll

Tina

MO

7.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:13:00

Livingston

Chillicothe

MO

7.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:30:00

Bates

Adrian

MO

7.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 15:43:00

Jackson

2 W Greenwood

MO

7.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 15:43:00

Jackson

2 W Greenwood

MO

7.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:17:00

Jackson

2 N Lees Summit

MO

7.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 16:50:00

Johnson

4 WSW Warrensburg

MO

7.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:29:00

Buchanan

ST. Joseph

MO

6.3

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Harrison

Eagleville

MO

6.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Daviess

Gallatin

MO

6.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:06:00

Caldwell

Hamilton

MO

6.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 14:21:00

Miami

10 W Paola

KS

6.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 15:22:00

Jackson

3 N Lees Summit

MO

5.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 18:25:00

Dekalb

Cameron

MO

5.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 19:53:00

Clinton

Cameron

MO

5.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 03:15:00

Grundy

Trenton

MO

5.1

Thu Feb 21 2013 23:02:00

Macon

LA Plata

MO

5.1

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:45:00

Adair

Novinger

MO

5.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Gentry

Albany

MO

5.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 00:50:00

Caldwell

Kidder

MO

5.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 17:00:00

Cooper

Boonville

MO

4.7

Thu Feb 21 2013 13:47:00

Linn

8 NNW Blue Mound

KS

4.6

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:00:00

Henry

5 SE Deepwater

MO

4.0

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:30:00

Bates

Butler

MO

4.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 19:45:00

Daviess

1 W Gallatin

MO

4.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:08:00

Andrew

Savannah

MO

4.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 13:00:00

Bates

4 W Butler

MO

3.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 13:59:00

Cass

Harrisonville

MO

3.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 20:30:00

Worth

Grant City

MO

3.5

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:26:00

Dekalb

Stewartsville

MO

3.5

Fri Feb 22 2013 01:30:00

Sullivan

Newtown

MO

3.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:00:00

Schuyler

2 E Lancaster

MO

2.0

Thu Feb 21 2013 22:02:00

Putnam

Unionville

MO

2.0

 

 

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