So just how much snow and ice did the Magnolia area receive last week?
While specific locations may have recorded more snow, or less, magnoliareporter.com’s measurements track closely with National Weather Service estimates, published on Sunday morning.
During the first round of the storm, the NWS estimates that Columbia County received 4-6 inches of snow east of a line from Walkerville, to the west side of Magnolia, to Lamartine. An estimated 6-8 inches fell west of the line. magnoliareporter.com recorded 4.75 inches from this storm.
During the second round of the storm, the NWS estimates that Columbia County received between 5-11 inches of snow, depending on location. Between 5-7 inches fell south of a line from Bussey to Magnolia to the Mount Holly area, with 9-11 inches north of the line. magnoliareporter.com recorded 5.25 inches from this storm.