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Updated snow map: Record at KCI; some areas received 12 inches or more

Updated: 2013-02-22T21:40:41Z

As we start to dig out from Thursday’s storm, preliminary snowfall amounts show the Kansas City area was the hardest hit with accumulations of 10 to 13 inches common.

For some areas that received a foot or more, the snow was the most in recent history.

The snow fell at rates as high as 3 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo. The rapid accumulation stranded many motorists, as getting around wrecks and stalled vehicles was often impossible.

Kansas City International Airport measured 9.2 inches of snow officially — a record for Feb. 21. The previous record was 5.1 inches.

It was the fifth-largest single-day snowfall in February and the most for the month since Feb. 25, 1993, when 11.1 inches fell.

Snowfall amounts were relatively consistent in and around Kansas City. About 9.5 inches was reported in Fairway, Kan. Kansas City, Kan., had 11 inches. Lawrence had 10.6 inches. Parkville received had 10.5.

The snow totals are based on preliminary reports by the National Weather Service.

Previous Top 5 February Snowfalls for Kansas City
Rank Inches Date
111.8Feb. 27, 1900
210.5Feb.,25, 1993
39.8Feb. 18, 1926
49.5Feb. 25, 1912
58.9Feb. 1, 2011
Source: National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Top 10 Snowfalls for Kansas City
Rank Inches Date
124.2Mar 22-24, 1912
215.8Feb 11-12, 1894
314.6Jan 20-21, 1958
414Jan 18-19, 1962
513.8Mar 14-15, 1960
613.7Jan 8-9, 1930
713Feb 27-28, 1900
812.3Mar 29-31, 1926
912.2Dec 23-24, 1918
1011.9March 3-5,1915
Source: National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

| Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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