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Storm breaks record for February daily snowfall

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. CST; updated 5:23 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA — Thursday’s snowstorm dumped 10.2 inches of snow on Columbia in the fifth-largest February daily snowfall in the city's history, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

Some local reports put the accumulation as high as 11 inches.

The 10.2 inches, recorded at Columbia Regional Airport, shattered the previous daily record for Feb. 21 — set in 1907 — by 8.6 inches. Thursday’s snowfall alone makes this month the 20th snowiest February since the weather service began keeping data in 1890. Prior to the storm, Columbia had seen little snow, with only 4.2 inches falling since Dec. 1.

The snow fell for nine hours at an average rate of 1.13 inches per hour, faster than 2011’s “Snowpocalypse” storm, which fell at an average rate of .74 inches per hour.

In addition to 10 inches of snow, the Columbia area also received 1.47 inches of other precipitation including sleet and freezing rain.

Another snow storm is slated to enter the area Monday night, but the amount of snowfall is unknown.

Supervising editor is Karen Miller.


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