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Significant Winter Storm to Continue Widespread Hazardous Weather Across the East

A strengthening eastern storm will bring areas of heavy snow and ice from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wednesday before tapering off on Thursday. Further south, several inches of heavy rain are forecast Wednesday into this weekend. This may lead to river flooding and flash flooding across the Mid-South. Read More >

Overview

Two quick moving storm systems moved through portions of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas from the early morning of January 14th through the early evening of January 15th.  The first system was mainly associated with an upper level jet streak and brought roughly a 1 to 3 inch snowband from west central Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas into southwest portions of MIssouri. 

A secondary jet streak arrived in the early morning hours of January 15th, with an Arctic cold front also moving through the area.  This second system brought roughly another 1 to 3 inches of snow across nearly the same locations as the day before...extreme southeast Kansas, the southwest corner of Missouri and across the Missouri Arkansas border.  Both days had some localized higher amounts within the heavier snow band.  The two day total of snowfall ranged from around 3 to 6 inches from extreme southeast Kansas into southwest Missouri with some localized 8 inch amounts.  Lesser amounts occurred further to the north and east.

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Snow at NWS Springfield Jan 15th, 2018
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