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Winter Storm Pax Snowfall, Ice Totals

February 15, 2014

Winter Storm Pax pushed two rounds of wintry weather across the South from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13. The second round produced the heaviest amounts of freezing rain, sleet and snow across the region late Feb. 11 through early Feb. 13.

Pax also brought heavy snow to Appalachians, Middle Atlantic and Northeast late Feb. 12 into Feb. 14.

Below are some notable snow, sleet, and ice reports reports from Winter Storm Pax by state. Northeast states are listed first followed by a recap of the South.

Northeast Reports

Pax Snowfall Totals

Winter Storm Pax snowfall totals. (Note: snowfall contoured in the western Great Lakes and Ohio Valley was not from Pax.)

Rhode Island

  • 10.1" in West Glocester
  • 2.2" in Providence

Vermont

  • 30" in Mount Holly
  • 24" in Shrewsbury
  • 12" in East Montpelier
  • 8.9" in Burlington

New Hampshire

  • 19.4" near Sunapee
  • 12" in Peterborough
  • 10.7" in Keene
  • 9.9" in Concord
  • 8" near Manchester

Maine

  • 17" near Linneus
  • 14" in Greenwood, Mount Vernon
  • 9.9" in Caribou
  • 9.4" in Portland
  • 6.5" in Bangor

Massachusetts

  • 21" in Beckett
  • 16" in Lanesborough, Ludlow
  • 13.6" in Southwick
  • 13.1" in Worcester
  • 12.5" in Savoy, West Springfield
  • 3.3" at Boston Logan Airport

Connecticut

  • 16.8" in Darien
  • 16.2" in Fairfield
  • 13.5" in Milford
  • 12.2" in Bridgeport
  • 9" in Danbury
  • 8.6" in Windsor Locks

Delaware

  • 14.4" in Greenville
  • 14.1" in Newark
  • 12.5" in Wilmington
  • 7.4" in Dover

Maryland

  • 26" in Glyndon
  • 24.8" near Westminister
  • 24" in Owings Mills, Reisterstown
  • 23" in Oakland
  • 22" in Redhouse
  • 20.5" near Frederick
  • 19" near Damascus
  • 11.5" at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

New Jersey

  • 19.2" in Highland Lakes 
  • 14.4" in East Rutherford
  • 11.9" in Newark
  • 11.5" in Camden
  • 5" in Trenton
  • 3" in Atlantic City

New York

  • 27" in South Berne
  • 25.8" in Jewett
  • 21" in Poughkeepsie
  • 14.4" in Albany
  • 12.5" in New York City (Central Park) - Snow rates 3"+ per hour observed Feb. 13.
  • 9.5" in Syracuse
  • 6.1" in Binghamton

Pennsylvania

  • 24" in Millers
  • 20" in Dover
  • 18.8" in Allentown - 17.9" Feb. 13 was third snowiest day on record
  • 11.1" at Philadelphia International Airport
  • 10" in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  • 9.5" in Harrisburg
  • 6.7" in Williamsport

Virginia

  • 28.5" near Pilot
  • 26.3" in Alum Ridge
  • 23" near Copper Hill
  • 20.1" in Blacksburg (NWS office) - Third heaviest snowstorm on record
  • 19" in Roanoke - Third heaviest snowstorm on record
  • 18" in Winchester
  • 13.3" at Dulles International Airport
  • 7" at Washington National Airport

West Virginia

  • 27.5" in Mount Storm
  • 25" near Cherry Grove
  • 21" in Harman
  • 20" in Montrose
  • 17" in Beckley
  • 14.9" in Bluefield

 

South Reports

Alabama

Snow:

  • up to 10" in Cullman
  • 9" in Eva 
  • 5.5" in Grant and Rainsville
  • Up to 5.0" in Cullman
  • 3.9" in Huntsville
  • 1.3" in Huntsville

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 0.70" near Bessemer
  • 0.5" near Heflin
  • 0.25" in Center Point)
  • 0.25" in Tarrant

Arkansas

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 0.25" in Bradley

Snow

  • 2" snow/sleet in Lake Village

Georgia

Georgia Ice Totals

Georgia Ice Totals

Credit: National Weather Service Atlanta, Ga.

Snow:

  • 11" in Ringgold
  • 8.5" in Cornelia
  • 7" in Elberton
  • 5" in Cartersville
  • 4.5" Sugar Hill
  • 5" in Summerville 
  • 4" in Blue Ridge

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 0.75" to 1" in Augusta - multiple trees, power lines downed
  • 0.75" near Millen in southeast Georgia
  • 0.38" ice in Peachtree City, Forsyth
  • Up to 0.25" in Fayetteville, Snellville

Louisiana

The biggest impacts were with the second round of Pax.

Sleet:

  • 1" in Farmerville

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 1" in Tallulah - accumulating on trees and powerlines
  • 0.5" in Harrisonburg - ice accumulating on trees and powerlines; several accidents and power outages reported
  • 0.3" in West Monroe
  • 0.25" in Homer
  • 0.25" in Shreveport - the National Weather Service Forecast Office lost power and had to transition to using a back up generator
  • 0.23" in Alexandria - the airport sensor lost power and may have underestimated the ice

Kentucky

  • 14" in Jenkins
  • 12" in Mouthcard
  • 12" in Dorton

Mississippi

The highest snowfall totals were with the first part of Pax Feb. 10 to Feb. 11. Freezing rain was more of a problem late Feb. 11 into Feb. 12.

Snow:

  • 3.5" near Corinth
  • 1.5" in Oxford

Sleet:

  • 0.1" in Amory and Merigold

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • Up to 1" of ice accumulation in Alcorn on elevated surfaces
  • At least 0.25" in Yazoo City
  • 0.25" near Natchez with some trees down
  • 0.25" in Kosciusko
  • 0.2" in Vicksburg - some icing on bridges and roadways
  • 0.1" in Starkville

North Carolina

Snow:

  • 21" in Boones Hill
  • 19" in Boonville
  • 17" in Mount Airy
  • 8.4" in Charlotte (3-day Total)
  • Up to 6" south of Raleigh, 3.7" at Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • 10" in Pollocksville, Bayboro New Bern
  • 9" in Oriental and James City 
  • 8" in Bridgeton, Trenton, and Engelhard
  • 7.3" in Asheville
  • 6" in Pink Hill, Maysville, Wallace, and near New Bern

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 0.56" in Wilmington; over 56,000 customers without power at one time in the area
  • 0.3" in Bettie - thick coating of ice on tree limbs and powerlines; branches coming down with some power outages reported
  • 0.25" in Durham

Oklahoma

Snow:

  • 6.5" in Alva
  • 3.2" in Enid

South Carolina

Central South Carolina Ice Totals

Image credit: National Weather Service Columbia, S.C.

Snow:

  • 10" in Clover
  • 7.3" near Carlisle
  • 6.5" in Rock Hill
  • 6.3" at Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l Airport (3-day total)
  • 2.1" in Columbia - First time with 3 straight days of snow since Jan. 1940.

Sleet:

  • 4" in Irmo
  • 2" in Bishopville and Aiken 
  • 1" in Sumter and Orangeburg

Freezing Rain/Ice (all Wednesday):

  • Up to 1.25" ice in Barnwell with widespread trees and power lines down.
  • Up to 1.20" ice in Aiken with widespread trees and power lines down.
  • Up to 1" ice in Bamberg, Manning, Orangeburg, Saint Matthews with widespread trees and power lines down.
  • Icing reported as far south as the Charleston area.

Tennessee

Snow Wednesday:

  • 11.5" near Jonesborough
  • 8" in Sneedville
  • 7.2" in Chattanooga
  • 7" in Oak Ridge
  • 5.9" in Knoxville - First 5"+ snow event since Jan. 17, 1996

Freezing Rain/Ice Wednesday:

  • 0.1" near Etowah and Pikeville
  • Multiple accidents in Memphis on the morning of Feb. 12 due to freezing drizzle

Texas

Snow:

  • 4.3" near Borger
  • 1.5" near Amarillo

Freezing Rain/Ice:

  • 0.25" near Bullard
  • 0.02" in Dallas

MORE: Winter Storm Pax in Pictures

Good Samaritans help push a stranded motorist stuck in deep snow on Stefko Boulevard Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Post)


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