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Marion County snow total might be a record

Some Marion County residents reported they received more than 20 inches of snow last week.

Meteorologist Scott Smith, of the Wichita office of the National Weather Service, reported the county received between eight and 14 inches of snow Feb. 7 and 8.

Smith said the northeastern parts of the county were hit hardest with reports of as much as 16 inches of snow.

The Wichita area received 8 inches of snow.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest single-day snowfall in the Wichita area was 12 inches on Jan. 18, 1962.

Through the month of February, the area has received 13 inches of snow. The average snowfall for the month is 4.1 inches of snow.

“That’s quite above average,” Smith said.

Park ranger Torey Hett reported Marion Reservoir received 10 inches of snow.

Last modified Feb. 16, 2011

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