CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The "Blizzard of 93" is still the measuring stick for big snow storms in the Tennessee Valley. It is the biggest snow on record. But the "Storm of '11" will go down in history for another reason. It kept the ground white much longer.
Looking at National Weather Service official readings at Lovell Field, the 2011 snow has kept the ground white seven days and counting. Compare that to 1993 when the snow dipped below 2 inches by day five and was completely gone by day seven. One difference in 1993 is that spring-like temperatures melted the snow quicker:
In 2011, cloudy skies and cold temperatures kept yards and roads whiter much longer.
Remember these are official readings at Lovell Field in Chattanooga, according to the National Weather Service. Depths of snow will vary widely across the viewing area.