Midwest, Northeast March Snowstorm Breaks Records

By , AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
March 27, 2013; 4:11 AM ET
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A snowstorm that impacted much of the Northeast Monday through Monday night 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.

Not only did this snowfall break the daily record for March 24, but this snowfall was the greatest in history for the month of March.

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.

At Dulles Aiport in D.C., 3.2 inches of snow fell on Monday. This smashed the March 25th record from 1990 when 1.2 inches of snow accumulated.

Baltimore, Md. also accumulated 3.2 inches of snow beating a 2.5 inch record from 1993.

In the New York City Airports of LaGuardia and Kennedy, a trace of snow was recorded on Monday. This was the first time that snow was ever recorded here on a March 25th.

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.

After the bulk of the storm wrapped up late Monday night, some lingering snow showers and flurries will continue across the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and into the Northeast on Tuesday.

Meteorologist, Courtney Spamer also contributed content to this story.


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