Thursday, April 30, 2009

Update on "Official Snowfall" amounts.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls broke a few records. Here is the story:

This week’s spring blizzard smashed snowfall records dating back to 1886, the National Weather Service announced Thursday.

Great Falls received 25.4 inches of snow between Monday and Wednesday, far surpassing the previous record of 18.1 inches set Nov. 26-28, 1970.
The snowfall was heaviest Tuesday and Wednesday, with 24.2 inches falling. That trumped the previous record of 17.3 inches on April 19-20, 1973.
And just for Wednesday, the 16.1 inches of snow recorded at the Great Falls Airport was the second snowiest day in recorded history. On April 20, 1973, the city received 16.5 inches.

To see some really amazing photos from around the area, the newpaper's on-line site asked for readers photos. You really need to look at these to begin to grasp just how bad this late winter storm was!

Hopefully I can get some cool photos, too!

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