The Fourth Snowstorm of the Winter of 2004-2005
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Obs. Num. Time of Observation FEB.
24  -   2005
Total Frozen Precip. Inches Total Melted Precip. Inches Temp. F Remarks for the Time Period
   0      0240 hrs.    0.0   0.00   34.9   First snow flurries that were intermittent until 0500.
   1      0500 hrs.    Trace   Trace   32.6   Very light snow.
   2      0600 hrs.    0.1   0.01   30.9   Snow now steady and snowing at a moderate rate but was very light until 0545. The gap in the snowfall record is a result of the fact I was in Richmond, Virginia this morning.
   3      1300 hrs.    3.5   0.34   28.7   The heaviest snowfall rate was between 0930 and 1230 and the snowfall rate has now decreased but still light snow is falling.
   4      1430 hrs.    3.7   0.35   29.0   Very light snow now.
   5      1500 hrs.    3.8   0.37   29.7   Very light snow only 0.1 inches in the last hour.
   6      1600 hrs.    3.9   0.39   29.4   Very light snow and again only 0.1 inches in the last hour.
   7      1700 hrs.    4.0   0.40   28.8   Very light snow 0.1 inches in the last hour
   8      1800 hrs.    4.1   0.41   27.9   Extremely light and find snow now but the temperature continues to drop.
   9      1900 hrs.    4.2   0.42   27.4   Snowfall intensity has increased and is now light to moderate.
  10    2000 hrs.    4.4   0.44   26.9   The snow fall is light but the temperature has fallen to the point the snow is not melting on the street. Oakwood is now white with snow and we still have 3 to 4 hours of snowfall left.
  11    2100 hrs.    4.7   0.48   26.2   The snowfall rate is now again near moderate and the flakes have become large aggregates in the last 30 minutes
  12    2200 hrs.    4.9   0.50   25.9   Snowfall became light again about ten minutes into the last hour and remained mostly light for the rest of the hour. The current rate is very light.
  13    2300 hrs.    4.9   0.51   25.9   Mainly flurries in the past hour and flurries still continue.
  14    2400 hrs.    5.0   0.52   25.7   Some very light snow flurries are still occurring but this snowstorm has passed to our north and this will be the last observation. Little if any additional accumulation is expected! The snowfall total today is 5.0 inches, a new 25 year MAXIMUM snowfall record for the date; the old record was 4.7 inches in 1986. The 5.0 inches of snow is the most in a calendar day since 2-16-2003 when 13.0 inches was recorded. This is the 10th greatest snowfall recorded here in the month of February in the last 25 years.
  15    FEB.
25  -   2005
       
  16    0300 hrs.    5.1   0.53   25.0   Snow flurries from midnight until 0220 gave an additional 0.1 inches of snow and 0.01 inches of moisture.
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