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Winter Storm Rex: Snow, Ice, Thundersnow Reports

February 19, 2014

Winter Storm Rex brought a swath of snow from the Midwest to parts of the Northeast late Feb. 16 into early Feb. 19, 2014. Thundersnow was observed in at least seven states as the storm pushed east.

Here are some of the snow totals produced by the storm in each state.

Official National Weather Service observations are listed in bold.

Maine

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 9.6" near Kennebunk
  • 9.5" in Rollinsford
  • 9" in Durham
  • 7.6" in Portland

New Hampshire

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 15" in Alton
  • 14" in Madbury, Hooksett, Bow, Rochester, Canterbury
  • 12" in Concord
  • Up to 10.0" in Manchester

Massachusetts

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 11.1" in Lunenburg
  • 10" in Milford, Ashby
  • 7" in Lowell
  • 4.0" in Springfield
  • 3.3" at the National Weather Service office in Taunton
  • 2.5" at Boston Logan International Airport

Rhode Island

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 6" in Burrillville
  • 5.5" in Coventry
  • 5.3" in East Providence
  • 4.8" in Woonsocket
  • 3.7" at T.F. Green State Airport near Warwick

Connecticut

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 7.0" in North Somers
  • 6.5" in Meriden and Somers
  • 6.2" in Enfield, New Britain and South Windsor
  • Numerous reports of 4" to 6" in the Hartford area
  • 3.6" at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks
  • 2.7" at Bridgeport Airport

Vermont

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 5.5" in Rochester and Woodford
  • 5.0" in Landgrove
  • 3.8" in Stowe

New York

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 5.6" near Olean
  • 5.5" near Jamestown
  • 5.0" near Little Valley
  • 3.0" in Saugerties
  • 2.1" in the Bronx (New York City)
  • 2.0" at Islip Airport
  • 1.6" at Kennedy International Airport in New York City
  • 1.5" at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
  • 1.5" at Central Park in New York City
  • 2.1" at the National Weather Service in Buffalo
  • 0.7" in Rochester

Pennsylvania

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 8.5" in Brockway
  • 8.0" in Chandlers Valley
  • 7.4" in DuBois
  • 6.5" in Karns City; thundersnow reported Tuesday morning
  • 4.8" in Altoona
  • 4.5" in Hermitage; thundersnow reported before sunrise Tuesday
  • 3.5" in Erie
  • 3.3" at the Pittsburgh National Weather Service office in Moon Township
  • 3.0" in Oil City; thundersnow reported before sunrise Tuesday
  • 3.0" in Butler; thundersnow reported before sunrise Tuesday
  • 3.0" at Philadelphia International Airport
  • 1.3" in Allentown
  • Twitter reports of thundersnow in Butler and New Castle

New Jersey

  • 5.0" snow in Medford Township, Burlington County
  • 4.0" snow in Alloway, Brown Mills, and Tabernacle
  • 3.5" snow in Sewell, Lindenwold, and Magnolia
  • 1.8" snow at Newark Liberty International Airport
  • 0.5" snow at Atlantic City Airport in Pomona

Delaware

  • 3.0" snow in Cherry Hill (Newark)
  • 2.0" snow in Wilmington

Ohio

  • 8.5" snow in Hiram and Chagrin Falls
  • 8.3" snow near Newton Falls
  • 8.0" snow in Twinsburg and in Claridon Township, Geauga County
  • 7.7" snow in Sagamore Hills
  • 7.5" snow on the west side of Cleveland
  • 7.2" snow in Elyria
  • 7.0" snow on the west side of Akron
  • 4.1" snow in Toledo
  • 2.5" snow in Mansfield
  • 4.7" snow in Cleveland
  • 2.4" snow at Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Green
  • 1" of sleet in Shiloh
  • 0.20" ice accumulation (freezing rain) in Bellefontaine and Quincy
  • 0.10" ice accumulation (freezing rain) in Dublin, Oxford, Greenville, Shiloh, and Gahanna
  • Thundersnow mixed with sleet and freezing drizzle reported in the official Youngstown observations between 4:34 and 5:03 a.m. Feb. 18.
  • Twitter reports of thundersnow early Tuesday in Alliance and Youngstown

West Virginia

  • 3.5" snow near Terra Alta
  • 2.0" snow in Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg
  • 1.0" snow in Anjean and Bellaire
  • 0.3" snow in Wheeling
  • 0.5" sleet in Auto (Greenbrier County)

Virginia

  • 1.0" snow in Purcellville and near Mill Gap
  • 0.9" snow in Front Royal
  • 0.6" snow near Stephens City
  • 0.5" snow at Dulles International Airport
  • 0.5" snow in Fries
  • 0.2" snow in Manassas

District of Columbia

  • 0.5" snow at Dalecarlia Reservoir
  • 0.4" snow at the National Arboretum
  • 0.3" snow at Reagan National Airport (technically in Arlington, Va.)

Maryland

  • 2.5" snow near Oakland
  • 2.0" snow in Eckhart Mines, Olney, Catonsville, Elkton, Emmitsburg, and Smithsburg
  • 1.7" snow in Damascus
  • 1.5" snow in Frostburg and Reisterstown
  • 1.3" snow near Hagerstown
  • 0.9" snow at Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Twitter reports of thundersnow in Baltimore, Dundalk, Pasadena, and Annapolis between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Feb. 18.

North Carolina

  • 0.5" snow in Boone

Michigan

All reports are snow accumulations.

  • 9.1" in Fremont
  • 9.0" in Stanwood and Ferry
  • 8.2" near Cannonsburg
  • 7.2" in Bloomingdale
  • 7.0" in Leota and Midland
  • 6.2" at Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids
  • 6.2" in Muskegon (as of midnight Monday night)
  • 6.0" in St. Joseph and Harrison and near Shelby, White Cloud and Shepherd
  • 5.5" in Mount Pleasant
  • 4.5" in Flint (as of midnight Monday night)
  • 4.2" in Ann Arbor
  • 3.5" at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus

Indiana

  • up to 6.5" snow in Portage
  • 6.0" snow in Burns Harbor
  • 5.8" snow in La Porte
  • 5.0" snow in South Bend
  • 2.9" snow in Fort Wayne (as of midnight Monday night)
  • 0.3" snow in Indianapolis; freezing rain also reported
  • Thundersnow reported in Demotte and Wolcott via the National Weather Service Feb. 17.
  • The Weather Channel Twitter followers reported thundersnow in Dyer, Schererville, Crown Point, Munster, Valparaiso, and Lafayette Feb. 17.

Illinois

  • 7.4" snow in Romeoville
  • 7.1" snow in Peotone
  • 6.5" snow in Niles and Clifton
  • 6.2" snow in Elburn, Bartlett, and St. Charles
  • 6.0" snow in Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Westchester, Crete, and Kankakee
  • 5.9" snow in Moline (as of noon Monday)
  • up to 5" snow in Peoria
  • 5.0" snow at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago
  • 4.3" snow in Rockford
  • 0.30" freezing rain in Jerome and near Industry (the latter on concrete surfaces; less in trees)
  • 0.25" freezing rain in Springfield
  • 0.25" freezing rain at the National Weather Service in Lincoln
  • 0.23" freezing rain in Jacksonville
  • Numerous reports of thundersnow, including Morton, Streator, Peoria (via spotters); Springfield, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Bloomington and Champaign (via weather observations) on Feb. 17
  • Thundersnow reached downtown Chicago at 2:36 p.m. CST on Feb. 17 (via numerous Twitter reports)
  • The Weather Channel Twitter followers reported of thundersnow in Heyworth, Normal, Rantoul, Sidney, Pekin, Ottawa, Peru, Reddick, and Oak Park on Feb. 17

Wisconsin

  • 6.5" snow in Chilton
  • 6.2" snow in Pine River
  • 5.5" snow in Rothschild
  • 4.4" snow at the La Crosse Airport 
  • 4.0" snow in Amherst
  • 3.9" snow at the National Weather Service in La Crosse
  • 3.5" snow in Oregon and Wisconsin Rapids
  • 3.1" snow in Eau Claire 
  • 3.0" snow in Platteville and Superior

Minnesota

  • 7.5" snow in Saginaw
  • 7.0" snow near Two Harbors
  • 6.4" snow at the Twin Cities National Weather Service office in Chanhassen?
  • 6.0" snow in Duluth
  • Up to 5.9" snow in Waconia
  • 5.5" snow in Warroad
  • up to 5.1" snow in St. Cloud (as of noon Monday)
  • 5.0" in Albert Lea, Sacred Heart, and Shakopee
  • 4.9" snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • 4.0" snow in Mankato
  • 0.8" snow in Moorhead (official Fargo-Moorhead total)
  • 5" of sleet near Duluth

Iowa

  • 6.5" near Independence
  • 6.2" in Hazleton
  • Up to 6.0" in the Cedar Rapids area
  • 5" snow in Davenport 
  • 4.7" snow in Waterloo
  • 3.9" snow in Dubuque
  • 2.3" snow in Des Moines
  • 1.1" snow in Sioux City
  • 0.25" freezing rain near Keokuk
  • 0.20" freezing rain in Exline and Washington
  • 0.20" freezing rain and sleet in Salem
  • 0.20" sleet near Ames
  • Thundersnow near Saylorville Lake and Polk City (metro Des Moines) around 7:40 a.m. (trained spotters) on Feb. 17
  • Thundersnow in Hiawatha at 9:36 a.m. (trained spotter) on Feb. 17
  • Thundersnow in Davenport around 11:20 a.m. (multiple Twitter reports) on Feb. 17

Missouri

  • 1.3" snow in Clark County (northeast Missouri)
  • 0.20" freezing rain in Lewistown and near Memphis
  • 0.16" freezing rain in Mexico
  • 0.15" freezing rain in Hannibal and Macon
  • 0.13" freezing rain in Lake St. Louis
  • Thunder with freezing rain reported in St. Louis before sunrise Feb. 17
  • Thundersnow reported in Hannibal at 4:35 a.m. Feb. 17

Nebraska

  • 1.3" snow at Eppley Airfield in Omaha
  • 1.1" in Wakefield
  • 1.0" in Tekamah and Emerson
  • 0.7" at the National Weather Service in Valley (near Omaha)
  • 0.3" in Norfolk
  • 0.2" in Lincoln

South Dakota

  • 2.0" snow in Centerville
  • Up to 1.6" snow in the Sioux Falls area
  • 0.9" snow at the Sioux Falls airport (Joe Foss Field)
  • 0.04" of ice (sleet/freezing rain) in Mitchell

North Dakota

  • 5.0" snow in Pembina
  • 4.6" snow in Lansford
  • 3.7" snow in Grand Forks
  • 2.0" snow in Jamestown
  • 1.5" snow in Bismarck

MORE: Winter Storm Rex Photos

Marco Garcia, of Guatemala, shovels snow near the Statehouse in Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Trenton, N.J., after a quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare 'thundersnow' to parts of the winter-weary East Coast. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


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