National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

January 15-16th 2003 Winter Storm Review

...Another Winter Storm Brings Snow to the Ozarks...


A winter storm system produced light to moderate snow across the

Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas from late Wednesday night into

Thursday morning. Total snow accumulations generally ranged from 2

To 5 inches across the area.


The national weather service in Springfield measured 2.8 inches.

That brings the winter snow total up to 24.1 inches.


The snow was a result of a potent upper level storm system that

Moved across the Rockies and into the central plains Wednesday.

This system and associated surface low pressure tracked east across

Eastern Kansas and Missouri late Wednesday night into Thursday

Morning. The relatively quick movement of the system and limited

Moisture supply resulted in lighter snow accumulations than previous

Storms this winter. The snow was accompanied by gusty northwest

Winds of 15 to 30 mph that produced considerable blowing and

Drifting of snow.


Snowfall Maps