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More Than a Foot of Snow Fell on St. Louis Sunday

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Ruler marks 10 inches of snow in Cottleville, Mo. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (KMOX/Greg Damon)

Ruler marks 10 inches of snow in Cottleville, Mo. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (KMOX/Greg Damon)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – As St. Louisans dig out from Sunday’s record snowfall, you might be wondering just how much did we get?

According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, 12.7 inches of snow fell Sunday at Lambert International Airport, O’Fallon, Mo. dug out from under 14.1 inches of snow, and University City saw 8.9 inches of snow.

Across the river 15 inches of snow fell in Alton, 9.5 inches fell in Belleville, and Red Bud only received 3.8 inches of snow.

Hillsboro, Ill. and Mount Olive, Ill. got the most snowfall at 16.7 and 16.2 inches of snow.

If you’re thinking the metro-region normally doesn’t see this much snow, you’re right. This is the sixth greatest snowfall event for St. Louis since records were kept in 1891. And this was the largest snowfall St. Louisians have seen since the infamous snowstorm of January 30/31, 1982 commonly known as the “Blizzard of 1982″.

Beside the sheer amount of snow, NWS meteorologists say this late season snow event broke records. The last time it snowed this much in March was over 100 years ago. 12.1 inches of snow fell March 24th 1912. 10 inches of snow fell 3/4/2008, 3/6/1989, and 3/9/1958.

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