Data Check: How Sunday's Snowfall Compares To The Past

Jan 6, 2014
Originally published on January 7, 2014 12:53 pm

It's not often St. Louis sees nearly a foot of snow in a 24-hour period, but it has happened a handful of times since records have been kept. The National Weather Service reported 10.8 inches Sunday at Lambert Airport.

The record — unofficial because of some missing data — is 20.4 inches between March 30 and 31 back in 1890. And just last year, we saw 12.7 inches between March 24 and 25. Here's how the most recent storm compares with the top ten 24-hour snowfalls in St. Louis history:

And looking at monthly totals going back to 1946, 2014 is already off to a fast start: this January already ranks 7th snowiest. And, 2014 has already seen more snow than 26 entire years, going back to 1946.

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