February 3-4, 2012 Snowfall Totals
The map to the left (from NWS Omaha) shows the snowfall totals for the February 3-4 snow storm. There was a sharp gradient to the south with very little snowfall along the Nebraska-Kansas border in SE Nebraska. One of the most interesting features of this event was how the major snowstorm died out once it reached mid-Iowa. Usually these types of systems will track across the country but n this case after dumping more than a foot of snow from Denver to eastern Nebraska, it never made it past the Mississippi River. The official measurement for Lincoln, NE was 11.1 inches of snowfall making this the 4th greatest daily snowfall in the 1948-2012 data records. More information about this storm can be found on previous Climate Corner Posts.
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