Thor Snow, Ice, Freezing Weather

Winter Storm Thor and its long freezing weather effect created heartbreak and agony. At least 10 people died and hundreds of injuries from coast to coast resulted from Thor.

Global Freezing will highlight some of the more popular cities and a few smaller ones of a winter storm so massive it would take post after post to cover completely.

Several cities in Kentucky saw some of the highest snow totals along with hazardous road conditions. A long stretch of I-65 just north of the Tennessee border had dozens of stranded vehicles. Many slept in their cars or trucks. Motels filled up quickly for those fortunate enough to have made it off the interstate in their cars or by walking. Heavy fast falling snowfalls created havoc, large snow totals and snow records. Let’s start with the highest snowfall totals in the south:

KENTUCKY

  • near Radcliff – 25″
  • Elizabethtown – 24″
  • Baizetown – 23″
  • Frankfort – 18.5″
  • Lexington – 17.1″ Record 2 day snowfall breaking an over 72 year old record
  • Crofton – 17″
  • Paducah – 12″
  • Louisville – 11.9″
  • Hopkinsville – 11″
  • Bowling Green – 7″

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Buckeye – 14″
  • Davis – 14″
  • Huntington 11.5″
  • Morgantown – 9.2″

TENNESSEE

  • Martin – 13.5″
  • Union City – 13.5″
  • Dyersburg – 12.5″
  • Clarksville – 7″
  • Jackson – 4″ snow and sleet
  • Nashville – 3.5″

ARKANSAS

  • near Bono 11″
  • Blytheville 9″
  • Paragould – 7.8″
  • Little Rock – 6″ snow and sleet
  • Hot Springs – 5″ snow and sleet

VIRGINIA

  • Winchester – 8″
  • Front Royal – 4″
  • Washington Dulles Int. Airport – 3.6″

TEXAS

  • Grapevine – 7″
  • Irving – 6.2″
  • Crowell – 4″
  • DFW International Airport – 3.5″

MISSISSIPPI

  • near Horn Lake – 4.4″ snow and sleet
  • Tunica – 3.5″ snow and sleet

Go Mountain States and West

COLORADO

  • Schofield Pass 54.6″ Winter Storms Sparta and Thor
  • near Wolf Creek Pass – 52″ Winter Storms Sparta and Thor
  • Molas Pass – 50″

UTAH

  • Buckboard Flat – 49″
  • Camp Jackson – 40.6″
  • Boulder – 9.5″

CALIFORNIA

  • Squaw Valley – 32″
  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – 24″
  • Donner Peak – 13″

NEVADA

  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort – 24″
  • Mount Rose Ski Resort – 16″

NEW MEXICO

  • Taos Ski Area – 21″ Winter Storm Sparta and Thor
  • Gallina – 14″
  • Albuquerque – 9.6″ Winter Storm Sparta and Thor

WYOMING

  • Casper Mountain – 18″
  • Casper – 12″
  • Rawlins – 5″
  • Lander 3.8″

ARIZONA

  • near Parks – 12″
  • Arizona Snowbowl 11″
  • Flagstaff – 8.6″

Some Central and Plain State Snowfall Totals

MISSOURI

  • Kennett – 15.5″
  • Cape Girardeau – 9″
  • near Dexter – 9″
  • Poplar Bluff – 8″

OKLAHOMA

  • Cordell – 5″
  • Calumet – 4″
  • Oklahama City – 3.2″

KANSAS

  • Liberal – 3.5″

North and Midwest Snowfall Totals

Ohio

  • near Waterloo – 17″
  • Sciotodale – 16.5″
  • Rosemount – 16″
  • Portsmouth – 15″

ILLINOIS

  • Brookport – 11″
  • Mound City – 11″
  • Metropolis – 9″
  • Harrisburg – 7.2″
  • Murphysboro – 6″
  • Freeport – 3.4″

INDIANA

  • Charlestown – 11″
  • Evansville – 11″
  • Mount Vernon – 8″

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Mount Pleasant – 11″
  • Exton – 6.3″
  • King of Prussia – 5.9″
  • near Allentown – 5.5″
  • Philadelphia Int. Airport – 4.5″

MINNESOTA

  • Wrenshall – 6.5″
  • Duluth – 4.9″
  • Brainerd – 4.7″

NEBRASKA

  • near Harrison – 6″

WISCONSIN

  • Iron River – 6″
  • near East Farmington – 6″
  • near Bayfield – 5.9″
  • Kenosha – 3.5″

MICHIGAN

  • Newberry – 5.3″
  • Alpena – 3.5″
  • Ironwood – 3.5″

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • near Porcupine – 5″
  • Deadwood – 3.5″
  • near Watertown – 3″

Northern and Northeastern States

MARYLAND

  • Millers – 9.5″
  • Westminster – 9″
  • Hagerstown – 8.5″

NEW JERSEY

  • Elizabeth – 7.6″
  • Stewartsville – 6.9″
  • Newark – 5.7″

MAINE

  • Fort Kent – 7.5″
  • Caribou – 5″

NEW YORK

  • Jamaica – 7.1″
  • New York Central Park – 5.5″

CONNECTICUT

  • New London – 6.8″
  • Bridgeport – 3″

MASSACHUSETTS

  • East Freetown – 6.2″
  • New Bedford – 6″
  • South Dennis – 6″

RHODE ISLAND

  • Tiverton – 6″
  • North Kingstown – 5″

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Pittsburg – 4″

VERMONT

  • near Cabot – 3.5″

WOW what a list of the extreme widespread nature of Winter Storm Thor. There are many, many more cities that were greatly impacted by snowfalls, freezing cold, steel and rain. Global Freezing will concentrate more on cold temperature records in the next post which are plentiful. There was so much ice and freezing weather late in the season that global warming is petrified.


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