Weather
1:16 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Storm Breaks Into Wichita's Top 5 All-Time Biggest Snowstorms (Updated)

Updated 5:01pm:

At 4:56pm the National Weather Service reports the snow is winding down in the Wichita area. They recorded 14.2 inches of snow as of 4:40 pm, just shy of the all-time record of 15 inches.

Updated 4:15 pm:

As of 3:45pm, the National Weather Service reports Wichita is in the number two all-time multi-day snowstorm, with 14.0 inches being recorded.

Updated 3:03 pm:

The National Weather Service has recorded 12.5 inches of snow at the NWS Wichita center at 2:30pm. That puts this storm into the top five of biggest storms for Wichita.

Original post:

According to the US National Weather Service, the following are the top five worst snowstorms to ever hit Wichita.

  1. 15.0" on January 17-18, 1962
  2. 13.6" on March 15-16, 1970
  3. 12.8" on February 21-22, 1971
  4. 12.8" on December 23-24, 1918
  5. 12.0" on March 9, 1909

They also report the ongoing storm is on target to break into the top five of multi-day snowstorms with 11.8" of snow measured at noon with more continuing to fall.