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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
1011 AM EST TUE FEB 16 2010

...3RD GREATEST SNOWFALL EVENT AT AUGUSTA...
...6TH GREATEST SNOWFALL EVENT AT COLUMBIA...

THE SNOWSTORM THAT AFFECTED THE MIDLANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE 
CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA PRODUCED SOME OF THE HIGHEST 
SNOWFALL TOTALS ON RECORD. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL AT THE COLUMBIA METRO 
AIRPORT WAS 8.6 INCHES. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL AT AUGUSTA REGIONAL BUSH 
FIELD WAS 8.0 INCHES. IT WAS THE LARGEST SNOWFALL TO AFFECT THE 
REGION SINCE THE SNOWSTORM OF FEBRUARY 1973...NEARLY FOUR DECADES 
AGO. 

HERE ARE THE TOP 10 SNOW EVENTS FOR COLUMBIA:

16.0 INCHES...FEBRUARY 9-10 1973
11.8 INCHES...FEBRUARY 11-14 1899
11.7 INCHES...FEBRUARY 25-26 1914
11.3 INCHES...FEBRUARY 24-25 1894
8.8  INCHES...DECEMBER 10-11 1958
8.6  INCHES...FEBRUARY 12-13 2010
8.5  INCHES...FEBRUARY 11-12 1895
8.1  INCHES...FEBRUARY 10-11 1912
6.3  INCHES...FEBRUARY 23 1901
6.2  INCHES...JANUARY 29-30 1936
 

HERE ARE THE TOP 10 SNOW EVENTS FOR AUGUSTA:

14.0 INCHES...FEBRUARY 9-10 1973
10.5 INCHES...FEBRUARY 25-26 1914
8.0  INCHES...FEBRUARY 12 2010
6.7  INCHES...FEBRUARY 12-13 1899
6.5  INCHES...FEBRUARY 10-11 1912  
5.3  INCHES...FEBRUARY 23 1901
4.3  INCHES...JANUARY 13 1912
4.2  INCHES...FEBRUARY 6 1980
4.0  INCHES...JANUARY 2-3 2002
4.0  INCHES...DECEMBER 29 1880

PRECIPITATION RECORDS FOR COLUMBIA GO BACK TO 1878 AND 
FOR AUGUSTA BACK TO 1871.
 
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VAUGHAN


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