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Wide Range of Snowfall in Ozarks; More Expected Saturday Night

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A winter storm brought significant snow accumulations to parts of the Ozarks Thursday and Thursday night. Most of the snow accumulated late Thursday afternoon and evening.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A winter storm brought significant snow accumulations to parts of the Ozarks Thursday and Thursday night. Most of the snow accumulated late Thursday afternoon and evening.

The greatest snow accumulations fell across far southern Missouri south of a line from Bolivar to Fort Leonard Wood where totals of 3-6 inches were common with locally higher amounts around 7 inches.

Read More: Heavy Snowfall Blankets Springfield During Evening Rush

Snow accumulations were less across the remainder of the Missouri Ozarks and far southeastern Kansas where totals ranged from a trace to around 2 inches.

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Snow reports from the National Weather Service:
7.5" Caulfield, Mo.
7" West Plains, Marshfield, Gainesville, Hartville
6" Ozark, Ava, Licking, Marshfield, Fair Grove, Norwood, Morrisville
5.5" Rome, Fordland, Competition
5" Yukon, Rogersville, Branson, Springfield, Peace Valley, Laquey, West Plains, Marshfield, Niangua, Mountain Grove
4.5" Rogersville, Springfield, Ava, Branson, Fordland
4" Battlefield, Springfield, Roby, Lebanon
3.5" Richland, Nixa, Lebanon, Plato, Mansfield
2.5" Shell Knob, Marshfield
2" Pittsburg, Falcon, Halltown, Springfield
1.5" Mountain View

A strong storm system will bring another round of accumulating snowfall to much of the outlook area late Saturday night through Sunday morning. Snow amounts remain in question as the track of this storm system is yet to be determined.

At this time, it appears that the greatest potential for accumulating snow will be across central Missouri and confidence is high enough that a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for central Missouri.

Winds will be gusting up to 30 mph late Saturday night through Sunday. This may cause some blowing and drifting snow possible and lower visibilities down to half a mile at times especially across central Missouri.

The combination of rainfall and melting snow will likely lead to rising creeks and rivers from late this weekend into to early next week. This may result in flooding of some low water crossings.



(Main photo courtesy: Brittany Courtois in Willard)

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