Upper Midwest Snowstorm's History of Breaking Records

November 19, 2011; 4:34 PM ET
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The snowstorm created this scene earlier this morning on Interstate 80 in Wyoming at mile marker 323 in between Cheyenne and Laramie. Image courtesy of Wyoming's Department of Transportation.

The snowstorm invading and disrupting travel across the Upper Midwest this has a history of shattering records farther to the west.

As of 1:30 p.m. CST, a foot of snow had buried places in western South Dakota.

The Rapid City Regional Airport, S.D., recorded a total of 12.4 inches. However, 7.7 inches of snow that fell before midnight shattered Friday's daily snowfall record of 4.1 inches from 1985.

The snowstorm amounted to 9.3 inches in Downtown Rapid City.

East Rapid City, S.D., has set two daily snowfall records. The first was on Friday when the 4.8 inches that fell exceeded the previous record of 3.7 inches from 1930.

Today's record of 3.1 inches was surpassed at 12:45 p.m. when 4.5 inches was measured.

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A snowfall record was even broken farther to the west in northern Nevada on Friday as the storm spread its snow from the Northwest to the Rockies.

The 3.4 inches Winnemucca, Nev., received late Friday exceeded the previous daily snowfall record of 1.5 inches from 1971.

Other snowfall totals from the storm, through 1:30 p.m. CST today, include:

--Near St. Charles, Idaho: 16.0 inches

--Pringle, S.D.: 12.0 inches

--Downtown Newcastle, Wyo.: 12.0 inches

--Clarkston, Utah: 11.0 inches

--Hill City, S.D.: 10.0 inches

--Boulder Mountain, Mont.: 10.0 inches

--Lakeview Ridge, Mont.: 9.0 inches

--Upton, Wyo.: 8.0 inches

--Deadwood, S.D.: 7.5 inches

--Rice, Minn.: 5.0 inches

--Salt Lake City, Utah: 2.0 inches

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