Persistent afternoon snow showers have hoisted the storm total to 14.2 inches in Wichita.
That means only one snow event has delivered more in the city’s history: the 15 inches dumped on Jan. 17-18, 1962.
Local meteorologists say scattered flurries could add a tenth or two to the total, but the top spot won’t be threatened.
Still, this was an impressive snow storm indeed, and the widespread reports of a foot or more will be welcome news for a state shackled by a long-term drought. It’s a wet snow, meaning 10 inches of snow equals about 1 inch of rain.
Translated, that means Wichita has received the equivalent of about 1.4 inches of rain.