April 12, 2024
Snow

Meigs Independent Press photo.

Snow
Meigs Independent Press photo.

Snowfall Amounts Around the Region, Officially a White Christmas

POMEROY, Ohio – According to the National Weather Service, an arctic cold front swept across the region during the afternoon and evening of Christmas Eve. Rain changed to a period of heavy snow as the colder air moved into the region with several inches of snow falling region-wide. This produced our first white Christmas in several years for many locations.

For the National Weather Service to categorize it as an official “White Christmas” it must meet certain criteria. The white Christmas official definition, “One inch or more of snow depth measured at 7 a.m. Christmas morning.” This does not necessarily mean snow has to fall on Christmas Day, and if snow accumulated after 7 a.m. it is not officially a white Christmas.

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. The National Weather Service extended appreciation to highway departments, cooperative observers, Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. (Information is listed in order – location, snowfall in inches, time, date, type of observer):

Meigs County…
2 E Salem Center 6.0 700 AM 12/25 Co-Op Observer
1 NNW Pomeroy 4.0 700 AM 12/25 911 Call Center

Athens County…
4 SW Glouster 6.2 715 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS
5 NNE Stewart 5.7 800 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS
The Plains 5.3 1140 AM 12/25 Social Media
1 NW Athens 5.0 900 AM 12/25 Public
3 SE Amesville 4.3 842 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS
2 SSE Athens 4.0 700 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS
2 SW New Marshfield 3.8 1100 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS
1 N Athens 3.2 700 AM 12/25 CoCoRaHS

Gallia County…
Gallipolis 6.5 1030 AM 12/25 Social Media
Patriot 6.0 1000 AM 12/25 Social Media
3 W Gallipolis 5.0 1000 PM 12/24 Broadcast Media

Jackson County…
3 NW Jackson 7.2 645 AM 12/25 Co-Op Observer
Jackson 6.0 1040 PM 12/24 Social Media

Lawrence County…
Athalia 7.5 817 AM 12/25 Social Media
Waterloo 4.6 700 AM 12/25 Co-Op Observer
Ironton 4.5 842 PM 12/24 Public

Perry County…
Somerset 6.8 1021 AM 12/25 Trained Spotter
2 NW New Lexington 4.0 700 AM 12/25 Co-Op Observe

Vinton County…
2 W McArthur 9.0 805 AM 12/25 Trained Spotter
5 WNW Albany 5.3 700 AM 12/25 CoCoRaH

Washington County…
Reno 5.5 1000 AM 12/25 Social Media
Fleming 5.0 645 AM 12/25 Public
Newport 4.6 800 AM 12/25 Co-Op Observer
Marietta 4.0 1247 AM 12/25 Social Media