New All-Time 24-Hour Snowfall Record at Springfield

The new 24-hour snowfall record at Springfield has been determined to be 17.4 inches.  This is based on the 24-hour period from 7 am Sunday, March 24, through 7 am Monday, March 25.  This breaks the all-time record for 24-hour snowfall, which was 15.0 inches set on February 28, 1900.

The total for the calendar day on Sunday, March 24 was 17.0 inches.  This broke the old daily record for March 24 of 2.4 inches, which was set in 1947.

The total for the entire snowstorm in Springfield was 18.5 inches, which fell in a 30 hour period from 1 am Sunday, March 24, through 7 am Monday, March 25.  Analysis is ongoing on whether or not this is also a record for a single snowstorm.  As a reference, on February 27-28, 1900, the 2-day total was 17.5 inches.

On Monday, March 25, the morning snow depth was measured at 16 inches.  This tied the all-time record for the deepest snow depth.  The original record was first set from January 14-18th of 1918, and also on March 8, 1978.



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