Blizzard Buries Kansas Snowfall Record

Rain's picture - 2/26/13, Douglas Main

This image, taken by the Suomi NPP satellite on Feb. 23, shows light reflected by snow that fell in the days prior.
CREDIT: NASA Earth Observatory

The blizzard that pounded the southern Plains states yesterday (Feb. 25) added to the dumping the area received just days ago and has broken the all-time monthly snowfall record for Wichita, Kan.

Yesterday's storm dropped nearly 7 inches (17.8 centimeters) of snow on that city, bringing the monthly total to 21 inches (53 cm) — the most snow the city has seen in any month since records have been kept, according to the National Weather Service.

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