Springfield Breaks Record for Latest Measurable Snowfall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield officially set a new record for the latest measurable snowfall of the year.

The city saw .6 inches of snow. The old record was May 2, 1929, with 6.1 inches.

Other snowfall reports in the Ozark: Stockton with 2-4 inches, Aurora with 3.5 inches, Ash Grove with 3 inches, Cassville with 1 inch, Appleton City with 3 inches, and Harrison with 1 inch.

The temperature in Springfield on Friday was also the coldest high temperature ever for the month of May, beating the old record of 43. The lowest "high" temperature for the 2nd of May was previously 48.

This is a very rare event. Record lows and record low highs will once again be challenged on Saturday.

"The good news is that temperatures should not be cold enough to cause significant damage to crops or trees," says Jamie.

Additional snow is possible Friday night in Southwest Missouri, but nothing more than a dusting is expected. The cold will linger into Saturday with record lows and record low highs challenged. 

Sunday will be cloudy with a few showers or drizzle, but highs will be in the 50s. Warmer weather returns next week: near 70 on Monday and in the 70s for much of the rest of the week.

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