I’m just getting going at 10am after the craziest night in my 23 years of doing this. We forecast a snow storm (1-4″). But, sorry, I missed a digit on the upper end. Instead we got 1-14″!!! Parts of the south metro at the edge of the cold air only saw very light snow at the end of the event.
The OFFICIAL total (as of 10am) at the NWS office in Parkrose is 7.9″ I don’t know yet if that one-day total is greater than the 2008 snow storm. So officially it’s our greatest one day snow since at least 2008, but possibly back to 1993 or earlier.
At the airport (which is no longer the official observing site), through midnight 6.5″ fell, making it the 7th biggest one day snowfall in P-Town. If you read that at face value, this was our snowiest day since 1977. BUT, big issue, 2008 doesn’t show up in the records because the airport location has seen observations come and go the past 20 years. Without 2008 in there we don’t know how this one ranks at the airport.
Regardless, this event is winding down and we’ll just see flurries the rest of the day and then go clear and cold for a few days.
The center of the metro area got the most snow with less to the east and west. When I got home (at 1:30am), there were only 3″ of fresh snow…so sad.
Here are the totals as of 6am:
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen