A snow storm for the record books


Sunday, March 29th 2009, 9:30 am
By: News 9


By News 9 Meteorologist Nick Bender

Yesterday's snow storm, which blanketed northwest portions of Oklahoma with as much as two feet of snow, went down in the record books as the second largest snow storm in the state's history - "heavy" snow events kept since January 1951.

The storm produced snow drifts in excess of seven feet, 50 mph wind gusts and left numerous roads and highways impassable.  

It will be several days until all the snow melts in northwest Oklahoma, resulting in quite chilly conditions even during the light of day.

Central and southern Oklahoma were spared the wrath of the March snow storm, receiving light to moderate accumulations of rain, snow and sleet.

Top 9 Oklahoma snow totals as of 8:30 AM CST Sunday, March 29, 2009:

Fort Supply: 25''

Hooker: 24''

Freedom: 24''

Laverne: 24''

Alva: 24''

Arnett: 23''

Buffalo: 22''

Turpin: 18''

Woodward: 18''