MLK Day storm set daily snowfall record in Vermont. What are the biggest storms on record?

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The recent storm during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend may have set a record for snowfall on that specific day, but it doesn't even come close to Vermont's top snow storm totals.

The National Weather Service in Burlington reported that its headquarters — the Burlington International Airport — saw 8.1 inches of snow on January 17. This was a new snowfall record for the specific date, the service noted in a Twitter post.

When looking at Vermont's top snowfall totals in general, however, the recent storm doesn't even break the top 20. Another January snowstorm is at the top of the list.

A pedestrian walks up the single plowed lane of Cascadnac Avenue in Hartford, Vermont after heavy snowfall on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Parts of Vermont saw more than 20 inches of snow in the overnight storm.
A pedestrian walks up the single plowed lane of Cascadnac Avenue in Hartford, Vermont after heavy snowfall on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Parts of Vermont saw more than 20 inches of snow in the overnight storm.

Below are the top 20 biggest snow storms ever recorded in Vermont, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington.

  1. Jan. 2-3, 2010: 33.1 inches.

  2. March 14-15, 2017: 30.4 inches.

  3. Dec. 25-28, 1969: 29.8 inches.

  4. March 6-7, 2011: 25.8 inches.

  5. Feb. 14-15, 2007: 25.7 inches.

  6. Jan. 13-14, 1934: 24.7 inches.

  7. March 5-6, 2001: 22.9 inches.

  8. March 13-14, 1993: 22.4 inches.

  9. Nov. 25, 1900: 20 inches.

  10. Jan 25-28, 1986: 19.7 inches.

  11. March 16-17, 1937: 19.1 inches.

  12. Dec. 14-15, 2003: 18.8 inches.

  13. March 12-13, 2014: 18.7 inches.

  14. Dec. 6-7, 2003: 18.3 inches.

  15. Jan. 3-4, 2003: 17.8 inches.

  16. Feb. 4-5, 1995: 17.8 inches.

  17. March 3-4, 1994: 17.7 inches.

  18. Feb. 6-8, 2008: 17.2 inches.

  19. Feb. 25-26, 1966: 17.1 inches.

  20. Dec. 25, 1978: 16.9 inches.

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This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Vermont MLK Day storm set snowfall record. Did it crack the top 20?