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A winter storm impacted the region from the evening of January 24th into the morning on January 25th. The bulk of the snow accumulations occurred across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. These areas remained far enough northwest of a surface low that moved from Memphis, TN to Murray and Owensboro, KY that cold air remained in place once temperatures cooled during the evening of the 24th. Amounts in excess of 3 to 4 inches occurred along and northwest of a line from Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau, MO to Marion and Mt Vernon, IL line. Due to the heavy wet nature of the snow combining with wind gusts of 15 to 20 mph, significant power outages occurred across the Ozark Foothills of Southeast Missouri. There were over 75,000 customers without power across south central and southeast Missouri at it's peak on the morning of January 25th. Numerous downed trees also occurred in these areas. The morning commute was impacted by snow covered roads, especially in areas that received in excess of 2 inches.
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