Author: Mary Knapp

Many are looking forward to the arrival of spring, but as last week’s snowfall showed March can still bring winter weather. While this year accumulations were light, on March 24, 1912 residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a storm that produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. A total of 40 inches of snow fell during the month of March that year -- more than half of the winter season total of 67 inches. That established a new record for the city. Olathe Kansas also saw incredible amounts. They recorded 37 inches of snow in the snowstorm which established a single storm record for the state of Kansas, that still stands.

Image from an 1888 blizzard in urban area. Public Domain

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library