Storm Total Snowfall Analysis
Regional Storm Total Snowfall Analysis

NWS
St. Louis, Missouri

March 24th 2013
Palm Sunday Winter Storm

A powerful winter storm brought heavy wet snow to much of Missouri and Illinois. Numerous thundersnow reports accompanied the heavy snow and resulted in accumulations over a foot from east central Missouri to central Illinois. The late season winter storm will now stand as the highest calendar day March snowfall, the second highest calendar day snowfall ever, and the sixth greatest snowfall event for St. Louis.  St. Louis (KSTL) recorded 12.4 inches for the calendar day of March 24th and 12.6 inches for the 24 hour period of 7am to 7am March 24- March 25.  This was the largest snowfall recorded at St. Louis (KSTL) since the infamous snowstorm of January 30/31 1982 commonly known as the "Blizzard of 1982".


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Storm Total Reports:

...THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALLS FROM THE
HISTORIC PALM SUNDAY SNOWSTORM OF MARCH 24, 2013. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ALL OF THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...STORM
SPOTTERS...ROAD CREWS...AND SHERIFFS OFFICES THAT PROVIDES REPORTS
DURING THE STORM...

HILLSBORO                 16.7
MOUNT OLIVE 1 SW          16.2
BUNKER HILL               16.0
NOKOMIS 4.5 NW            15.6
GRAFTON 3 N               15.5
HARVESTER                 15.1
ALTON                     15.0
HAMBURG 1 SE              14.5
HARVESTER 1 E             14.5
MEDORA 1 S                14.3
O'FALLON MO               14.1
LOUISIANA                 14.0
O FALLON MO 2 SSW         14.0
DARDENNE PRAIRIE          13.8
NOKOMIS                   13.5
HILLSBORO                 13.0
HARVESTER II              13.0
CLARKSVILLE LD24          13.0
NWS WELDON SPRING         12.8
ST. LOUIS - LAMBERT FIELD 12.7
VERSAILLES 1E             12.6
FLORISSANT                12.5
EDWARDSVILLE              12.0
ST. CHARLES               12.0
CHESTERFIELD              12.0
WHITE HALL 1 E            12.0
ELLISVILLE                11.8
ST. PETERS 2 SSE          11.5
EDWARDSVILLE 2 W          11.5
FLORISSANT                11.1
COLLINSVILLE              11.0
LOUISIANA                 11.0
FLORISSANT 4.4 ENE        10.6
COLUMBIA 1.4 NNW          10.5
CUIVRE RIVER SP           10.5
HARRISBURG 5.9 SSE        10.0
LAKE ST. LOUIS 2 SW        9.9
COLUMBIA                   9.8
HIGHLAND 3 E               9.6
ASHLAND 4 NNE              9.6
BELLEVILLE                 9.5
ARNOLD                     9.5
EUREKA 1.6 NNE             9.3
CATAWISSA                  9.0
COLUMBIA U OF MO           9.0
COLUMBIA 0.9 SSE           9.0
MEXICO                     9.0
BOWLING GREEN 1 E          9.0
UNIVERSITY CITY            8.9
RIPLEY                     8.9
ROSEBUD                    8.7
FULTON                     8.6
MONTGOMERY CITY            8.5
RAMSEY                     8.5
HANNIBAL                   8.5
FENTON 2 SW                8.0
ASHLAND 4.2 E              8.0
FREEDOM                    7.5
STEFFENVILLE               7.1
CENTRALIA IL               7.0
NEW BLOOMFIELD 5.2 W       7.0
GREENVILLE 2 NE            7.0
NEW ATHENS                 7.0
EDINA                      6.6
SULLIVAN 3 SE              6.5
SALEM                      6.3
JEFFERSON CITY 5.9 W       6.3
POTOSI 4 SW                4.9
CENTRALIA IL 2 SW          4.9
KINMUNDY                   4.5
ALBERS 1 W                 4.4
ST. LIBORY                 4.0
RED BUD                    3.8
DE SOTO                    3.8
VIBURNUM                   3.5
VIBURNUM                   3.2
RED BUD 5 SE               3.0
NASHVILLE 1 E              3.0
FARMINGTON 2 NW            2.3
SPARTA 1.6 SW              2.0
FARMINGTON                 1.4
OATES                      1.0
ELLINGTON                  0.0


St. Louis Breaks March Snowfall Record:

THE LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WHICH BROUGHT VERY HEAVY SNOW TO THE
REGION WILL GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE HIGHEST
CALENDAR DAY MARCH SNOWFALL. THIS WAS ALSO THE SECOND HIGHEST
CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL EVER...AND THE SIXTH GREATEST SNOWFALL EVENT
FOR ST LOUIS.

HERE ARE THE TOP TEN LISTS (PLEASE NOTE THAT OFFICIAL SNOWFALL
RECORDS FOR ST LOUIS GO BACK TO 1891)...

TOP TEN MARCH CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL
(MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT)

1. *12.4 INCHES  3/24/2013
2.  12.1 INCHES  3/24/1912
3.  10.0 INCHES  3/4/2008...3/6/1989...3/9/1958
6.   9.1 INCHES  3/19/1906
7.   8.6 INCHES  3/20/1924
8.   8.3 INCHES  3/26/1913
9.   7.8 INCHES  3/2/1912
10.  7.3 INCHES  3/23/1974

TOP TEN SNOWFALL CALENDAR DAYS
(MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT)

1.  12.8 INCHES  2/26/1906
2.  *12.4 INCHES 3/24/2013
3.  12.1 INCHES  3/24/1912
4.  12.0 INCHES  12/19/1973
5.  11.7 INCHES  2/13/1914
6.  11.3 INCHES  2/16/1910
7.  11.2 INCHES  1/31/1958
8.  11.0 INCHES  1/11/1909
9.  10.9 INCHES  1/16/1978
10  10.5 INCHES  12/30/1973

TOP TEN SNOWFALL EVENTS
(ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD...POSSIBLY SPANNING CALENDAR DAYS)

1.  15.6 INCHES  2/20-21/1912
2.  13.9 INCHES  1/30-31/1982
3.  13.3 INCHES  2/16-17/1910
4.  13.0 INCHES  2/12-13/1914
5.  12.8 INCHES  2/26/1906
6.  *12.6 INCHES 3/24-25/2013  (7AM-7AM CDT)
7.  12.5 INCHES  1/16-17/1978
8.  12.1 INCHES  3/24/1912
9.  12.0 INCHES  12/19/1973
10. 12.0 INCHES  1/11-12/1909

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