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Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >

Snowfall - March 24th, 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Event Summary

A strong upper level storm system pushed across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas in the early morning hours on March 24th through much of the day. A surface low associated with this system lifted north from the Gulf coast into the Ohio Valley. Rain early in the event changed over to all snow as colder air began to sweep into the area from the northwest. The heaviest snow occurred over a part of extreme southeast Kansas into west central and central Missouri where 5 to 7 inches of snow occurred. Snow amounts diminished rather quickly further to the south where a trace to generally 3 inches of snow occurred. Snow amounts were somewhat limited by the higher angle of the sun in late March.

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Preliminary Snowfall Totals Issued 7 AM Monday March 25 for the March 24th Event