Winter Storm “Rocky” brings heavy snow to TX Panhandle

February 26th, 2013 at 1:22 pm by under Weather

Snowfall amounts as of 10am Tuesday (Credit: Weather Underground)

The powerful upper-level low pressure system that inflicted damaging winds upon central Texas Monday (check out the KXAN photo gallery) brought very heavy snowfall to areas farther north.

In fact, the winter storm dubbed “Rocky” brought Amarillo its second-snowiest day on record with 24-hour amounts totaling 19″!  Wind gusts to hurricane force created snow drifts more than five feet tall.

A meteorologist from the National Weather Service Amarillo office stands in the parking lot next to a massive snow drift (Credit: Weatherdude from DKos)

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