National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A couple of systems moved through the area from Sunday, December 15th through Monday, December 16th.  As it happens frequently, the Missouri Ozarks was within the transition zone of precipitation types with these systems.  Areas of far southern Missouri mostly had rainfall and some freezing rain, while further north up in central Missouri had more of a mix of sleet and snow.  The heaviest snow with these systems affected areas north of Interstate 70 in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.  As the colder air moved in towards the end of the event on Monday, areas generally north of U.S. 60 had some light measurable snowfall.  In our area, the region from Fort Leonard Wood to Rolla had the highest snow totals from 2 to 4 inches.  Highest ice totals were in parts of south-central Missouri which had up to 0.20" of ice.  Here is a map of the snow totals reported.