Sunday storm the 2nd heaviest December snowfall on record

Winter Weather Winding Down

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Sunday’s storm was one for the record books as 11.5 inches of snow fell in Richmond, making it the second heaviest single-day snowfall on record.

The No. 1 snowiest day in December was 15 inches on Dec. 22, 1908.

The storm also made it the sixth snowiest month of December on record (and we’re just nine days into the month)!

On Sunday, just to the west of Richmond International Airport, where the official measurement is taken, 13.5 inches of snow fell in Midlothian and 13 inches fell in Bon Air and Short Pump. Ashland reported 12.5 inches.

For a complete list of snow amounts, check this link out compiled by the National Weather Service. Here is a map with the snow totals as reported to NWS:

So far this winter, Richmond has seen more snow than Detroit, Salt Lake City, Denver, Milwaukee, and even Anchorage, Alaska.

The addition of 1.04 inches of liquid equivalent from the snow now makes 2018 the 3rd wettest year on record in Richmond.

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