All-Time Record Snow! – Snow in Florida!February 12th, 2010 at 3:15 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
<–Alyssa Mendariz’s snowman near Dallas, Texas. WOW! 4 PM – snowing and 1/4″ on the grass at De Funiak Springs FL – snowing at Crestview Fl – sleet at Biloxi MS and Mary Esther Fl, heavy rain wind NW 30 G 39 and 48 degrees at Tampa. Biggest snowfall ever in Dallas -11.2″ fell on 2/11 smashing the old record of 7.8″ from back in 1917 and 1964. The 24-hour snowfall at Dallas was 12.5″. 14.4″ at Haslet. The snow caused the roof of a tire warehouse and the roof of an auto sales dealership to cave in…the latter starting a fire. There were at least 6 collapsed carports and garages. It’s the snowiest winter ever at Wichita Falls, Tx. 206,000 were without power in north Texas Friday AM, many tree limbs down, American Airlines/American Eagle canceled over 1,000 flights (305 at DFW alone), numerous accidents. Snow spread across much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Snowiest winter in Dallas since 1977-78. It snowed across much of north Texas, (pictures here). Other random thoughts: A brighter day this Friday with breaks in the clouds (see Michigan satellite loop – daytime). No significant snow here, just a few occasional flurries. Temperatures upper 20s to low 30s for the next few days. Season snowfall: Grand Rapids 57.4″ (95.3″ last year to this point – GRR is about the only place (slightly) ahead of normal snowfall), Muskegon 54.3″, Lansing 30.5″, S. Haven 79.4″ (they got dumped on in early January), Hart 54.4″, Hastings 49.8, Hesperia 43.5″, Grand Haven 56.7″. Compare that to Philadelphia 71.6″ (all-time record), and Washington D.C. (Dulles) 75.0″ (all-time record) where they had 26″ of snow on the ground at midnight!! 67.1% of the Lower 48 States has a snow cover this morning (over 2/3rds!). BTW – there’s a story up today about snow in all 50 states. It is now snowing at Crestview and Duke Field in NW Florida and there’s snow on the high peaks of the island of Hawaii.