Midwest, Northeast March snowstorm breaks records

Snowstorm creates some impressive snow totals in Ohio.
Mar 25, 2013


AccuWeather.com reports a snowstorm that is impacting much of the Northeast today is responsible for many cities record-breaking daily snow totals for the month of March.

The snow total for St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday was 12.4 inches, breaking the city's old record of 12.1 inches set in 1912.

Lincoln, Ill., broke their daily snow total of 4 inches which was set in 1947 with 10.8 inches of snow on Sunday.

As the storm moved through Columbus, Ohio, a record of 2.9 inches, reported at the airport, broke the old record of 1.8 inches set in 1965.

Although record-breaking snow didn't happen in some cities, there were some impressive snow totals in Ohio associated with the snowstorm. Newtown Falls received 3 inches, Marion received 5.2 inches and 4.9 inches was reported in Delaware.

Minimal snow was reported in Columbus, Ohio, as of early Monday morning.

Washington, D.C., also had notable accumulation. The city received its first inch of snow in the city during the month of March since 2011 due to this storm system.

Less than a half of an inch of snow was reported to be still on the ground in D.C. on Monday morning.

Travel delays also were reported with this storm. Flight delays were reported at the Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International, Reagan International Airport and Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport early Monday morning, according to FlightAware.com.

Snow will continue to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning for the mid-Atlantic coast. New England is expected to be only grazed by the storm, escaping substantial snow totals.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written by Molly Cochran, staff writer for AccuWeather.com.


Cliff Cannon

What an incredibly beautiful gift this storm was. Not just because I love snow. No far more importantly, the drought stricken Great Plains are getting some of the moisture the land craves, in the best possible way----slowly.

I do wish more of the record setting snow falls were further west. Oh well, guess I'll just keep praying for more snow for them ( or rain ). Because God himself knows how badly the " Bread basket of the world " needs the water


anyone traveling on I-77 this week for Easter Spring Break.. massive land slide near Va tunnel in WV. All northbound lanes closed. long delays..............how long ??? check internet` reports..