Friday, January 29, 2010

Top 5 Snowfall?

The official totals for this storm are not in yet, but this storm is close to the Top 5 snowfalls for Jonesboro. Here are the Top 5 for Jonesboro:
  • 12" on 2/19/1921
  • 10" on 1/7/1988
  • 8"on 2/25/1979
  • 8"on 3/5/1965
  • 8"on 1/9/1944
Many locations in Region 8 have seen 10"+, but I'm just talking about Jonesboro. As you can see in the above picture taken at KAIT's Lauren Payne's house in Jonesboro... This storm has to be close or in the Top 5! Oh... and more snow is about to move in!

Big thanks to Bill Borghoff at the NWS for finding these numbers for me!

Ryan

7 comments:

Josh Waters said...

Wow. That would be awesome! Are these records of all time or just for this day?

Ryan said...

All time

Rhonda said...

Now that table snow is ready for making snow cream! Perfect for it!

I remember that 1988 snow. My son was 2 and terrified of the snow. Now he has his own 2 year old and was disappointed because they missed the white stuff.

Anonymous said...

where can we go to find snow totals in jonesboro over the past 30 years??

Greg said...

I remember the 1988 storm very well. I was an 11th grader in Harrisburg. It's the only time I remember experiencing "thunder snow". It was a little weird going to church that night (yep... We went anyway) in a driving snowstorm while lightning was flashing and thunder was rumbling. It's one of those moments I'll never forget.

Greg said...

I remember the 1988 storm very well. I was an 11th grader in Harrisburg. It's the only time I remember experiencing "thunder snow". It was a little weird going to church that night (yep... We went anyway) in a driving snowstorm while lightning was flashing and thunder was rumbling. It's one of those moments I'll never forget.

Karen H. said...

Hey Ryan. What about last year sometime in Februrary. I don't remember the exact day, but I'm thinking it was in the middle part of February after Valentine's Day, we got a big Snow. If I'm not mistaken, we measured a foot of Snow here in Caraway at our house. I figured that would be on the record book as well. Maybe Jonesboro didn't get a foot or something? Have a great weekend and enjoy the Snow. Bundle up as I see it's going to be very cold all weekend as well.

Karen Horton
Caraway, AR