Panhandle blizzard snow pack visible from space

February 26th, 2013 at 8:10 pm by under Weather

Check out the snow pack on the ground, as seen from a visible satellite photo after Monday’s blizzard in the Texas Panhandle:

*This was the 3rd largest snowfall event at Amarillo – only behind March 25-26, 1934 (20.6 inches) and December 26-27, 2000 (20.2 inches)
*This was the 2nd largest snowfall for a calendar day — only behind March 25, 1934 (19.3 inches)
*This was the largest snowfall for a single day in the month of February.  The previous record was 12 inches on February 16, 1893
*The 17-inch snow depth at 6 AM on Tuesday, February 26 was the highest all-time snow depth measurement taken at Amarillo.  (Snow depth measurements are only take once a day at 6 AM)

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(National Weather Service)

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