December 10-12 Storm: Historical Rankings

The December 10-12 2010 snow storm brought over a foot of new snow to many areas. But, how did it rank historically?

At La Crosse, Wisconsin, the December 10-12 snow storm total ranked 4th all-time for the 1-day snow total of 13.9" on Saturday December 11. It was the 8th largest snow storm in history.

1-Day Total 2-Day Total Top 10 Snow Storms
Rank  Value  Ending Date
1 16.7 12/ 7/1927
2 14.4 12/ 3/1990
3 14.3 3/13/1997
4 13.9 12/11/2010,
3/18/2005
6 13.1 3/ 5/1959
7 13.0 11/23/1991
8 12.5 11/30/1934
9 12.1 3/ 9/1909
10 12.0 1/26/1996
11 11.5 1/ 4/1922
12 11.0 11/18/1957
13 10.9 2/28/1939,
1/14/1930
15 10.8 3/19/1933
Rank  Value  Ending Date
1 18.5 3/ 6/1959
2 18.3 12/ 7/1927
3 17.8 1/26/1996
3/14/1997

5 17.0 12/ 9/2009
6 16.8 1/ 4/1971
7 16.7 12/ 8/1927
8 16.0 4/ 9/1973
9 15.4 12/12/2010
10 15.2 3/13/1997
11 15.1 12/11/2010
12 14.7 3/19/2005
13 14.4 3/18/2005,
12/ 4/1990,
15 14.3 3/14/1997
Rank     Total          Dates
  1    21.0 inches   2/23-25/2007
  2    19.1 inches   3/12-14/1997
  3    18.8 inches   1/25-27/1996
  4    18.5 inches   3/5-6/1959
  5    18.3 inches   12/6-7/1927
  6    17.0 inches   12/8-9/2009
  7    16.8 inches   1/3-4/1971
  8    16.6 inches   12/10-12/2010
  9    16.0 inches   4/8-9/1973
 10    15.2 inches   3/17-19/2005

In Rochester, Minnesota, the storm ranked 3rd all-time for the greatest amount of snow in a 24 hour period - with 15" on Saturday December 11. Historically, this storm was tied for 2nd overall!

1-Day Total 2-Day Total Top 10 Snow Storms
Rank  Value  Ending Date
1 19.8 3/18/2005
2 15.4 1/22/1982
3 15.0 12/11/2010
4 14.0 3/30/1934,
4/20/1893
6 13.5 2/27/1893
7 13.0 4/26/1988
8 12.0 11/30/1934
9 10.8 3/10/1956
10 10.6 11/25/1952
11 10.5 11/10/2006,
3/13/1997
13 10.3 12/25/1955
14 10.2 3/22/1952
15 10.0 3/19/1933,
1/13/1910,
3/10/1909
Rank  Value  Ending Date
1 20.1 3/19/2005
2 19.9 3/18/2005
3 16.0 12/11/2010,
3/30/1934
5 15.9 1/23/1982
6 15.4 1/22/1982
7 15.0 12/12/2010
8 14.5 2/27/1893
9 14.0 3/31/1934,
4/21/1893
11 13.8 12/16/1940
12 13.7 4/27/1988,
11/26/1952
14 13.5 2/28/1893
15 13.1 1/26/1996
Rank     Total          Dates
  1    20.2 inches   3/17-19/2005
  2    16.0 inches   12/10-11/2010
       16.0 inches   3/29-30/1934
  4    15.9 inches   1/22-23/1982
  5    14.5 inches   2/26-27/1893
  6    14.3 inches   11/24-26/1952
  7    14.0 inches   4/20/1893
  8    13.8 inches   12/15-16/1940
  9    13.7 inches   4/26-27/1988
 10    13.5 inches   2/27/1893

 
 


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