February 21, 2013 Winter Storm
 
Another February winter storm impacted the Panhandles as a vigorous upper-level low pressure center moved across the area.  Many areas saw a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow during the early morning hours.  Once the atmosphere cooled, most of the precipitation transitioned to all snow by daybreak.  A few rumbles of thunder also occurred with the various precipitation types -- an indication of the strength of this storm system.  By the time the snow ended by Thursday afternoon, most of the Panhandles had received at least some snow.  The highest totals were found across the northern and northeastern part of the Panhandles, including a 13-inch total 15 miles northeast of Ware, TX in Dallam County.  Despite February being one of the driest months during the calendar year, this storm system also brought beneficial moisture to most areas.  Amarillo, TX received 0.51 inches; Hooker, OK received 0.53 inches; and Clarendon, TX received 1.08 inches.
February 21 Snow Totals
February 21 Snowfall Totals
 
RADAR IMAGES & LIGHTNING DATA
February 21 1 AM Radar February 21 5 AM Radar February 21 9 AM Radar
1 AM Radar Image 5 AM Radar Image 9 AM Radar Image

West Texas LMA Data
West Texas LMA Data 11 PM - 12 AM
 
SNOW IMAGES
Snowfall in Hooker, OK Snowfall in White Deer, TX Snow in Dallam County, TX
Snow in Hooker, OK.  Courtesy of Michael Ellis. Snow in White Deer, TX.  Courtesy of Tiffany Broxson. Snow 25 miles north of Dalhart, TX.  Courtesy Ron and Kay Howell.
 
SNOW REPORTS
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1008 PM CST THU FEB 21 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0700 PM     SNOW             TEXLINE                 36.38N 103.02W
02/20/2013  E1.0 INCH        DALLAM             TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RECEIVED ONE INCH OF SNOW IN 30 MINUTES.

1020 PM     SLEET            6 W AMARILLO            35.19N 101.92W
02/20/2013  E0.1 INCH        POTTER             TX   NWS EMPLOYEE

1246 AM     SLEET            CLARENDON               34.94N 100.89W
02/21/2013  E0.1 INCH        DONLEY             TX   PUBLIC

            SLEET IS COMPLETLY COVERING THE GROUND WITH LIGHTNING
            AND THUNDER BEING OBSERVED AT TIME OF CALL.

0530 AM     SNOW             7 ENE AMARILLO          35.23N 101.71W
02/21/2013  M1.5 INCH        POTTER             TX   NWS OFFICE

0600 AM     SNOW             2 WSW BORGER            35.65N 101.43W
02/21/2013  M1.8 INCH        HUTCHINSON         TX   CO-OP OBSERVER

0600 AM     SNOW             FRITCH                  35.64N 101.60W
02/21/2013  M3.0 INCH        HUTCHINSON         TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

0610 AM     SNOW             HIGGINS                 36.12N 100.03W
02/21/2013  E5.0 INCH        LIPSCOMB           TX   SCHOOL OFFICIAL

0626 AM     SNOW             CANADIAN                35.91N 100.38W
02/21/2013  E4.0 INCH        HEMPHILL           TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0639 AM     SNOW             DARROUZETT              36.45N 100.33W
02/21/2013  E8.0 INCH        LIPSCOMB           TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

0711 AM     SNOW             6 SW AMARILLO           35.14N 101.89W
02/21/2013  M1.0 INCH        RANDALL            TX   BROADCAST MEDIA

0711 AM     SNOW             6 SW AMARILLO           35.14N 101.89W
02/21/2013  M1.0 INCH        RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0734 AM     SNOW             BEAVER                  36.81N 100.52W
02/21/2013  E6.0 INCH        BEAVER             OK   EMERGENCY MNGR

0736 AM     SNOW             PANHANDLE               35.35N 101.38W
02/21/2013  E1.5 INCH        CARSON             TX   PUBLIC

0815 AM     SNOW             CLARENDON               34.93N 100.89W
02/21/2013  M3.0 INCH        DONLEY             TX   CO-OP OBSERVER

0816 AM     SNOW             MIAMI                   35.69N 100.64W
02/21/2013  E3.0 INCH        ROBERTS            TX   CO-OP OBSERVER

0830 AM     SNOW             BOOKER                  36.46N 100.54W
02/21/2013  E3.0 INCH        LIPSCOMB           TX   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TOTAL AS OF 830 AM.

0839 AM     SNOW             SLAPOUT                 36.62N 100.12W
02/21/2013  E8.0 INCH        BEAVER             OK   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0840 AM     SNOW             ALLISON                 35.61N 100.10W
02/21/2013  E7.0 INCH        WHEELER            TX   CO-OP OBSERVER

0841 AM     SNOW             DUMAS                   35.86N 101.97W
02/21/2013  E4.0 INCH        MOORE              TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0845 AM     SLEET            PERRYTON                36.39N 100.80W
02/21/2013  E2.0 INCH        OCHILTREE          TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

0847 AM     SNOW             WHEELER                 35.44N 100.28W
02/21/2013  E5.0 INCH        WHEELER            TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NEAR 5 INCHES REPORTED BY THE SHERIFF OFFICE IN WHEELER
            WITH A FEW VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ON INTERSTATE 40 NEAR
            SHERMAN WHEN CARS SLID OFF THE ROAD.

0900 AM     SNOW             CLARENDON               34.94N 100.89W
02/21/2013  E4.0 INCH        DONLEY             TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0900 AM     SNOW             18 SE FELT              36.42N 102.52W
02/21/2013  M13.0 INCH       DALLAM             TX   PUBLIC

0903 AM     SNOW             CLAUDE                  35.11N 101.36W
02/21/2013  E3.0 INCH        ARMSTRONG          TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            THREE INCHES OF SNOW IN CLAUDE WITH HALF MILE FOG.

0905 AM     SNOW             WELLINGTON              34.85N 100.21W
02/21/2013  E1.0 INCH        COLLINGSWORTH      TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0914 AM     SNOW             MIAMI                   35.69N 100.64W
02/21/2013  E4.0 INCH        ROBERTS            TX   EMERGENCY MNGR

0930 AM     SNOW             2 WNW PALO DURO CANYON  34.96N 101.71W
02/21/2013  M1.4 INCH        RANDALL            TX   PUBLIC

0938 AM     SNOW             SPEARMAN                36.20N 101.19W
02/21/2013  E3.5 INCH        HANSFORD           TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0940 AM     SNOW             NNW HARDESTY            36.61N 101.19W
02/21/2013  M7.0 INCH        TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

            6 TO 8 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

0942 AM     SNOW             PERRYTON                36.39N 100.80W
02/21/2013  E3.0 INCH        OCHILTREE          TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0959 AM     SNOW             GOODWELL                36.59N 101.63W
02/21/2013  M4.0 INCH        TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

1000 AM     SNOW             GUYMON                  36.69N 101.48W
02/21/2013  E8.5 INCH        TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

1030 AM     SNOW             1 NW DALHART            36.07N 102.53W
02/21/2013  M4.5 INCH        DALLAM             TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TOTAL AS OF 1030 AM.

1030 AM     SNOW             15 NE WARE              36.34N 102.54W
02/21/2013  M13.0 INCH       DALLAM             TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1030 AM     SNOW             5 SE WARE               36.14N 102.64W
02/21/2013  E12.0 INCH       DALLAM             TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1030 AM     SNOW             TEXLINE                 36.38N 103.02W
02/21/2013  M2.6 INCH        DALLAM             TX   PUBLIC

1040 AM     SNOW             DALHART                 36.06N 102.52W
02/21/2013  M3.5 INCH        HARTLEY            TX   PUBLIC

            SNOW HAS DECREASED TO ONLY A FEW FLURRIES

1055 AM     SNOW             STRATFORD               36.34N 102.07W
02/21/2013  E6.0 INCH        SHERMAN            TX   PUBLIC

1100 AM     SNOW             GATE                    36.85N 100.06W
02/21/2013  E9.0 INCH        BEAVER             OK   EMERGENCY MNGR

1119 AM     SNOW             3 W SLAPOUT             36.62N 100.17W
02/21/2013  E9.0 INCH        BEAVER             OK   PUBLIC

1142 AM     SNOW             PERRYTON                36.39N 100.80W
02/21/2013  E6.0 INCH        OCHILTREE          TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1150 AM     SNOW             9 NE DUMAS              35.96N 101.85W
02/21/2013  E6.0 INCH        MOORE              TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

1159 AM     SNOW             EVA                     36.80N 101.90W
02/21/2013  E7.0 INCH        TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

1200 PM     SNOW             TEXHOMA                 36.51N 101.79W
02/21/2013  M12.0 INCH       TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

1203 PM     SNOW             SPEARMAN                36.20N 101.19W
02/21/2013  M5.0 INCH        HANSFORD           TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1204 PM     SNOW             GRUVER                  36.26N 101.41W
02/21/2013  E6.0 INCH        HANSFORD           TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0100 PM     SNOW             1 N GUYMON              36.70N 101.48W
02/21/2013  M7.0 INCH        TEXAS              OK   PUBLIC

            STILL LIGHT SNOWING AT OBSERVATION

0133 PM     SNOW             N STRATFORD             36.34N 102.07W
02/21/2013  E7.0 INCH        SHERMAN            TX   PUBLIC

0135 PM     SNOW             2 ESE BOISE CITY        36.72N 102.48W
02/21/2013  M2.0 INCH        CIMARRON           OK   CO-OP OBSERVER

0135 PM     SNOW             9 SE BOISE CITY         36.63N 102.40W
02/21/2013  M9.0 INCH        CIMARRON           OK   CO-OP OBSERVER

0140 PM     SNOW             PAMPA                   35.55N 100.96W
02/21/2013  E4.0 INCH        GRAY               TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LIGHTLY SNOWING AT OBSERVATION

0158 PM     SNOW             HOOKER                  36.86N 101.21W
02/21/2013  M7.0 INCH        TEXAS              OK   EMERGENCY MNGR

0200 PM     SNOW             1 NW PERRYTON           36.40N 100.82W
02/21/2013  M3.8 INCH        OCHILTREE          TX   PUBLIC

0253 PM     SNOW             HIGGINS                 36.12N 100.03W
02/21/2013  M7.0 INCH        LIPSCOMB           TX   PUBLIC

0305 PM     SNOW             1 N STRATFORD           36.35N 102.07W
02/21/2013  M6.0 INCH        SHERMAN            TX   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SOME MELTING OCCURRED PRIOR TO OBSERVATION

0344 PM     SNOW             CANADIAN                35.91N 100.38W
02/21/2013  E5.0 INCH        HEMPHILL           TX   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0347 PM     SNOW             1 S SPEARMAN            36.18N 101.19W
02/21/2013  M4.5 INCH        HANSFORD           TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

0353 PM     SNOW             2 WSW BORGER            35.65N 101.43W
02/21/2013  M2.4 INCH        HUTCHINSON         TX   CO-OP OBSERVER

            FINAL SNOWFALL TOTAL.

0353 PM     SNOW             1 SE CANADIAN           35.90N 100.37W
02/21/2013  M5.0 INCH        HEMPHILL           TX   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            SOME MELTING HAD OCCURRED BEFORE OBSERVATION

0355 PM     SNOW             1 NNW STRATFORD         36.35N 102.08W
02/21/2013  M4.5 INCH        SHERMAN            TX   TRAINED SPOTTER

0712 PM     SNOW             1 N STRATFORD           36.35N 102.07W
02/21/2013  E7.0 INCH        SHERMAN            TX   PUBLIC

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