March 22-23, 2013 Snow Storm

March 22-23, 2013 Snow Storm

A strong low pressure system brought significant snow to many parts of the Tri-state area. Snowfall reports of 10 to 16 inches were common along Interstate 70 from Colby, Kansas, to Stratton, Colorado.  Here is a map of the 48 hours snowfall totals ending late on March 23, 2013. 

Snowfall Totals March 22-23, 2013

Location Snowfall (Inches) Liquid (Inches)
Benkelman, NE 5.5 0.40
Burlington, CO 13.3 1.28
Colby, KS 10.0 0.66
Goodland, KS 15.1 1.12
McCook, NE 3.7 0.45
Yuma, CO 14.6 1.50

Goodland, Kansas, received 15.1 inches of snow during the event, the third highest total produced by a March snow storm since 1888. Here are the ranks for the top five snow storms during March at Goodland:

Rank Snowfall (inches) Date
1 20.7 March 29, 1980
2 15.2 March 3, 1940
3 15.1 March 23, 2013
4 14.6 March 12, 1963
7 14.0 March 24, 1897



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