St. Joseph, Mo.
Ethan High decided to taste the weather Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 in St. Joseph, Mo. Ethan played in the morning snow with his aunt. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Matt Reid)
Here are some selected snowfall reports from Winter Storm Rocky as it made its way from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest through the Rockies and into the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast from Thursday, Feb. 21 through the following Thursday, Feb. 28.
Also on the list are selected ice accumulation reports from freezing rain that fell in the Appalachians in association with Rocky on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
- Top snow total: Ski Bluewood - 22.0 inches Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23.
- Top snow total: Spout Springs Ski Resort - 20.0 inches over a two-day period ending Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23.
- Top snow total: Ashton - 18 to 20 inches
- Top snow total: East of Jarbidge - 9.0 inches at 8,330 feet elevation.
- Top snow total: Snowbasin - 20.0 inches at 7,402 feet elevation.
- Salt Lake City: 6.2 inches of snow fell on Saturday, Feb. 23.
- Top snow total: near Portair - 12.0 inches of snow
- Top snow total: Sunrise Ski Park - 5.0 inches of snow
- Top snow total: Telluride Ski Resort - 34.5 inches
- Denver: 9.1 inches at Denver International Airport. The top totals in the Denver area were in the mountains immediately west of the city, with 27.2 inches reported near Pinecliffe in Jefferson County.
- Top snow total: Sage Creek Basin SNOTEL in the Sierra Madre Range, 35 miles south of Rawlins, reported approximately 30 inches of snow.
- Top snow total: near Fort Supply - 18.0 inches; drifts to six feet
- Largest drifts reported: east of Waynoka - eight-foot drifts reported from 12 inches of snowfall
- Top snow total: Follett - 21.0 inches
- Amarillo: 19.1 inches made it the third-largest snowstorm total on record there. Of this, 0.1 inch fell Sunday and 19.0 inches fell Monday, making Feb. 25 the snowiest February calendar day on record and second only to 19.3 inches on March 25, 1934 among all calendar days.
- Top wind gust: Within the blizzard, 77 mph at the Pantex nuclear weapons facility outside Amarillo. Outside of the snowfall zone, gusts to 84 mph were observed in the higher terrain near El Paso.
- Largest drifts reported: Drifts of 6 to 7 feet were reported near Silverton, where 13.0 inches of snow had fallen by late Monday afternoon.
- Top total: 12.0 inches near Sawyer.
- Storm total of 7 inches in Wichita brought the February 2013 total to 21.2 inches, eclipsing the previous snowfall record for any month in Wichita weather history. That record of 20.5 inches was set exactly 100 years ago in February 1913.
- Top snow total: 17.8 inches near Macon.
- Heavy, wet snow caused tree limbs to break in Warrensburg, Sedalia, and other communities south and southeast of Kansas City.
- Kansas City area: A total of 11 inches fell at K.C. Int'l Airport. Winter Storm Q deposited 9.3 inches.
- 2 inches of sleet fell near Horton and in Whiteside.
- Top snow total: 5.0 inches in Harrisburg.
- Most of Rocky's snow in Nebraska occurred in the Panhandle on Sunday. Light snow brushed the southeastern part of the state Tuesday with a maximum of 1.6 inches in Auburn.
- Top snow total: 15.5 inches near Traer.
- Des Moines: 9 inches total from Rocky topped the 6.1 inches during Winter Storm Q.
- Top snow total: 14.0 inches near Beach Park.
- Chicago (O'Hare): Heaviest snowstorm of the season (5.8 inches Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26-27).
- Moline: 7.2 inches as of 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
- 2 inches of sleet was reported at Sterling.
- Top snow total: 16.9 inches in Sheboygan and Hingham as of 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.
- Milwaukee (Mitchell Int'l): 10 inches as of 12 a.m. Thursday. Heaviest snowstorm of the season.
- Madison: 7.3 inches as of 12 a.m. Thursday.
- Top snow total: 9 inches in Coldwater as of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
- Grand Rapids: 5.7 inches as of midnight Thursday morning.
- Muskegon adds to its February record snow total, with 53.2 inches as of midnight Thursday morning.
- Through January 19, they only had picked up 9.6 inches of snow for the season (42.6 inches below average).
- Through February 27, they've now picked up 92.8" of snow for the season (10.9 inches above average).
- Top snow total: 3 inches near Thompson.
- Top snow total: 12.0 inches near Holcombville.
- Top snow total: 4.3 inches near Wellsboro.
- Top ice total: 0.16 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain near Jimtown on Tuesday.
- Top ice total: 0.25 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain in Redhouse and Oakland on Tuesday.
- Top ice total: 0.75 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain in Quinwood on Tuesday. Trees reported down due to ice and wind.
- Top ice total: 1.00 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain in Meadows Of Dan on Tuesday.
- Top ice total: 1.00 inch of ice accumulation near Aho, just above 4,000 feet elevation near the Blue Ridge Parkway, on Tuesday.
- Top snow total: 19 inches in Woodford.
- Top snow total: 12.5 inches in East Lempster.
- Top snow total: 10 inches in Bethel.
- Top snow total: 12 inches in Savoy.