Wednesday, October 01, 2014

How much snow did Ottawa get?

By The Herald Staff | 2/5/2014

A day-long Tuesday snowstorm that closed all Franklin County schools for a second day Wednesday dumped record precipitation on Ottawa.

The Ottawa Water Treatment Plant recorded 9 inches of snow Tuesday, or 0.60 inches of precipitation. That's a record, beating the previous 0.48 amount recorded in 1924, according to Herald archives.

Ottawa temperatures weren't as historically extreme, with the water treatment plant, which tracks local weather data, recording a high of 25 degrees Tuesday and a low of 2 degrees. The record high was 72, set in 1946; the record low was minus-13, set in 1905.

For more on the snowstorm that closed businesses, offices and some roadways across the community, see Thursday's Herald.

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