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Powhatan is the big snowstorm winner with 11 inches of snow on the ground

Posted at 8:42 AM, Feb 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 09:42:26-05

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. -- The early snowfall numbers are in and it appears Powhatan won the February 16-17 snowstorm prize for most snow on the ground. Snow depths in parts of Powhatan reached 11 inches. Spotsylvania County came in a close second with 10.5 inches of snow.

In some cases, the snowfall total in Powhatan more than doubled snowfall totals in other parts of Central Virginia.

"In a significant winter storm, there are usually bands of heavier snow that set up and produce locally higher amounts than surrounding areas," CBS 6 meteorologist Mike  Goldberg said. "You don’t see the exact same amount of rain over all places, and in this situation it was a localized burst of snow."

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