Winter Storm Nika Snow and Ice Totals

February 27, 2014

Winter Storm Nika has spread a wintry mess of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the Plains to the Northeast. The storm also brought snow to the mountains of the West.

Below are selected snow and ice totals from the storm by state in the northeastern, central and western regions as of early Wednesday afternoon. Note that due to varying report times and ongoing snowfall, additional snow may have fallen in some of the listed locations.

(MORE: State-by-State Impacts)

Nika Northeast Snow, Ice Reports

Connecticut

  • 11" snow in Weatogue
  • 10" snow in Storrs and New Milford
  • 8" snow in Hartford
  • 7.5" snow at the Bridgeport Airport

Maine

  • 8.9" snow in Hollis
  • 5.5" snow near Bangor
  • 5.1" snow at the Gray National Weather Service office
  • 4.5" snow in Yarmouth

Maryland

  • 10" snow in Friendsville
  • 8" snow near Eckhart Mines
  • 7" snow in Flintstone
  • 2.5" snow in Finzel, Frederick
  • 0.50" ice near Manchester
  • Up to 0.40" ice near Frederick, Cavetown, Cumberland
  • 0.20" ice in Baltimore

Massachusetts

  • 12.5" snow in Douglas, Ludlow, South Hadley
  • 12" snow in Warren, West Springfield
  • 10.7" in Worcester
  • 10.6" in Boston

New Hampshire

  • 12.3" snow in New Ipswich
  • 11.2" snow in Merrimack
  • 10.5" snow in Peterborough
  • 10.4" snow in South Hudson
  • 9" snow in Nashua
  • 8.8" snow in Londonderry
  • 7.8" snow in Concord

New Jersey

  • 11.4" snow in Montague
  • 11" snow in Wantage
  • 4.6" snow in Newark
  • 0.50" ice in Metuchen
  • 0.40" ice in Rockaway
  • 0.33" ice in Trenton

New York

  • 14" snow in Mayfield, Hadley
  • 13.8" snow in Owego
  • 12.5" snow in Newburgh
  • 12" snow in Johnson City and Chemung
  • 8.3" snow in Binghamton
  • 7.5" snow in Poughkeepsie
  • 4" snow in New York City followed by near 0.25" ice
  • 3" snow in Buffalo

Pennsylvania

  • 0.25" to 0.50" of ice reported in southeast Pennsylvania.
  • Significant icing also reported in south-central and western Pennsylvania.
  • More than 760,000 customers lost power statewide
  • 12" snow in Sayre, Troy, Reynoldsville
  • 9" snow in Punxsutawney
  • 4.5" snow in State College

Rhode Island

  • 9" snow in Burrillville
  • 7" in Pawtucket
  • 5.7" in Providence

Vermont

  • 12" snow in Tunbridge
  • 11" snow in Woodford, Corinth
  • 8" snow in Fair Haven
  • 7.5" snow in South Newfane
  • 6.2" snow in Lyndonville
  • 4" snow in Rockingham, Randolph
  • 3.5" snow in Stamford

Virginia

  • 4" snow in Gore
  • 3.5" snow in Winchester
  • 0.25" ice in Sterling, Purcellville, Bergton
  • 0.20" ice at Dulles Aiport

West Virginia

  • 0.70" ice near Romney
  • 0.50" ice near Keyser
  • 6.5" snow in Stratton
  • 3" snow in Huntington
  • 2" snow in Wheeling

Nika Central Snow, Ice Reports:

Arkansas

  • 0.5" ice in 4 hours at Wilson in northeast Ark.; power out
  • 0.4" ice in Formosa; "a lot of tree damage"
  • 0.3" ice in Steprock
  • At least 0.25" ice at Petit Jean Mountain; "dogwoods breaking at the top and splitting ... popping and breaking trees sound like gunfire"
  • Many reports of icing in the Little Rock area incl. 0.2" in North Little Rock
  • I-55 "nearly impassable" near Jericho and Marion in northeast Arkansas due to ice
  • 2" snow in Eureka Springs, Oak Grove

Kansas

  • 13.2" snow in Topeka (12.9" fell on Feb. 4, making it the third snowiest day dating back to 1887)
  • 13" snow in Enterprise
  • 11.9" snow in Overland Park
  • 8.7" snow in Wichita (NWS office at Mid-Continent Airport)
  • Up to 6.5" snow near Dodge City

Kentucky

  • 0.75" ice in Marion
  • 0.50" ice in Murray, Wickliffe (power outages reported), Mortons Gap
  • 0.35" ice in Vanceburg with trees reported down
  • 3" of snow/sleet in Latonia Lakes

Illinois

  • 10" snow in Quincy
  • 9.6" snow in Pana
  • 5" snow in Peoria
  • 5" snow at Chicago O'Hare
  • 0.24" ice in Harrisburg

Indiana

  • 12" snow in Warsaw
  • up to 8.5" snow in Indianapolis (7.4" at Indianapolis International Airport)
  • 6.5" snow in Kokomo
  • up to 0.30" ice in Tennyson
  • 0.25" ice in Evansville with power outages reported

Iowa

  • 8" snow in Lamoni
  • 6.5" snow near Ottumwa
  • 6" snow in Corydon and Red Oak
  • 5" snow in Burlington
  • 4.7" snow in Des Moines

Michigan

  • 7.5" snow in Temperance
  • 5.5" snow in Hastings and Benton Harbor
  • 5.2" snow in Lansing
  • 3.3" snow in Grand Rapids

Missouri

  • 13" snow in Hannibal
  • 12" snow in Weston
  • 9.2" snow in Kansas City
  • 6.5" snow in Columbia
  • 0.25" of ice in Cape Girardeau and Dudley

Nebraska

  • 6" snow in Fairbury, Hebron
  • Up to 4.2" snow in Omaha
  • 4" snow in Scottsbluff

Ohio

  • 10.7" snow in Columbus
  • 10" snow in Greenville
  • 9" snow near Coldwater
  • 3.4" snow and sleet in Cincinnati
  • 0.40" ice in higher elevations of Brush Creek State Park
  • 0.25" ice in Waverly with trees down

Oklahoma

  • 8" snow in Woodward and up to 8" in Gage
  • 7" snow in Laverne and Cherokee (northwest Okla.) and east of Checotah (east-central Okla.)
  • 5" snow in Muskogee and Bryans Corner
  • 4" snow in Shawnee and Ada
  • 2.5" snow in Bartlesville
  • 0.10" ice in McAlester, Checotah, Valliant, Battiest, Spiro, Talihina, Poteau and Panama

Wisconsin

  • 7" snow near Kenosha
  • 5.7" snow near Racine

Nika West Snow Reports:

California

  • 4.3" in Tahoma
  • 4" at Homewood Ski Area
  • 2" at Northstar Ski Resort

Colorado

  • 15" at Coal Bank Pass
  • 12" at Wolf Creek Pass
  • 7" at McClure Pass
  • 6" in Palisade
  • Generally 0.5" to 1.5" in the Denver metro area

Idaho

  • 11.7" about 16 miles northeast of Island Park (Black Bear SNOTEL, elevation 8150 feet)
  • 8" in Grangeville
  • 6" in Ashton
  • 0.4" in Boise

Montana

  • 11.6" south of West Yellowstone (Madison Plateau SNOTEL, elevation 7750 feet)
  • 4.1" in Montana City
  • 3.6" in Great Falls
  • 2.0" in Helena
  • 1.8" in Billings

New Mexico

  • 9" in Cloudcroft
  • 3" to 4" around Santa Fe
  • 2" to 3" in parts of the Albuquerque metro area
  • 2" in Ruidoso

Utah

  • 7.4" about 17 miles southeast of Almo (George Creek SNOTEL, elevation 8994 feet)
  • 7" at Snowbasin Mid Bowl (elevation 7402 feet)
  • 6" at Powder Mountain
  • 2.3" in Salt Lake City
  • 2" in Logan
  • 1.7" at Salt Lake City International Airport

Wyoming

  • 13.1" about 32 miles north-northeast of Driggs (Grassy Lake SNOTEL, elevation 7265 feet)
  • 0.5" in Torrington

MORE: Winter Storm Nika in Pictures

A commuter walks against blowing snow Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Chicago. Heavy, blowing snow is moving across much of Illinois as the state gets pelted by the latest round of winter weather. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

 


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