Snow totals: Here's how many inches have fallen in Memphis, surrounding Mid-South cities

Corinne S Kennedy
Memphis Commercial Appeal

This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 and will be updated as the latest snow totals are made available from the National Weather Service.

Winter weather has been slamming large parts of the country and the Mid-South is no exception.

On the heels of an ice storm that knocked out power for thousands and coated the Memphis area in a thin sheet of ice, another winter storm dumped snow and sleet on the Bluff City Sunday night and into Monday morning. More snow fell across the Memphis area on Wednesday.

On Friday and Saturday, wind chill readings could drop to single digits, although additional precipitation is unlikely.

Samantha Wright, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Memphis office, said the city's record total snowfall was 14.3 inches in December 1963.

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Wright said the intense and prolonged snow and cold was a rare occurrence for the Mid-South. Ice chunks were reported floating down the Mississippi River on Monday for the first time since 1985.

Weather Channel Meteorologist Mike Bettes said cold temperatures and Winter Storm Uri will combine for "a crippling snow and ice storm" across the South.

“Many states will experience an arctic blast, the likes of which they haven't seen since the late 1800s," Bettes said over the weekend. "The longevity and intensity of the cold temperatures and back-to-back snowstorms will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event for some.”

Jack McKee, 7, sleds down a hill at Overton Park as below-freezing temperatures and snow flurries cover Memphis, Tenn. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

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Here's how much snow has fallen in and around Memphis, according to the most recent resident reports from the National Weather Service:

  • Midtown: 5 inches of snow as of 4:18 p.m. Monday
  • Memphis International Airport: 8 inches of snow as of 6 a.m. Thursday
  • Germantown: 5 inches of snow as of 7:40 p.m. Wednesday
  • Collierville: 5 inches of snow as of 5:45 p.m. Wednesday
  • Bartlett: 5 inches of snow and sleet as of 11:28 p.m. Wednesday
  • Arlington: 4 inches of snow as of noon Monday
  • Lakeland: 5 inches of snow as of 9:34 p.m. Wednesday
  • Rossville: 3.5 inches of snow as of 1 p.m. Monday
  • Somerville: 4.3 inches of snow as of 6 a.m. Thursday
  • Olive Branch: 6.4 inches of snow as of 7:45 p.m. Wednesday
  • Horn Lake: 5 inches of snow as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday
  • Walls: 3 inches of snow and sleet as of 1:45 p.m. Monday
  • West Memphis: 6 inches of snow as of 2 p.m. Monday
  • Marion: 5 inches of snow as of 2:30 p.m. Monday
  • Hernando: 4 inches of snow as of 7 p.m. Wednesday
  • Southaven: 4.5 inches of snow as of 9:23 p.m. Wednesday
  • Eads: 4 inches of snow as of 7:34 p.m. Wednesday

Commercial Appeal staff writer Dima Amro contributed to this report.