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Snowfall Amounts Up to a Foot Reported Around Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Snowfall amounts range widely across the Ozarks from Sundays storm. As much as a foot is reported in some counties.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Snowfall amounts range widely across the Ozarks from Sundays storm.  As much as a foot is reported in some counties.

Reports to the National Weather Service office in Springfield indicate the heaviest snowfall was in Phelps County near the town of Vida and south of Rolla, where 12 inches of snow was recorded.  Throughout Phelps County, 8-12 inches were recorded. 

In Laclede County, people took to social media to post images of snowfall measurements, including 10 inches of snow documents in Lebanon.  The Camdenton-Osage Beach area in Camden County received 8.50 to 9 inches. 

Snowfall in the Marshfield area reached 8 inches, Republic and Willard recorded 7 inches. 

The National Weather Service in Springfield measured an average of 7 inches at the NWS office at the Springfield-Branson airport, after taking 20 measurements and averaging the amounts because of extreme drifting of snow. 

Points to the eastern edge of the Ozarks recorded the lowest amounts, with Dora reporting 2 inches and West Plains measuring 1.5 inches.   Download the storm amounts report, attached above this story.

The Weather Service issued this summary of Sunday's storm:

Low pressure tracked across northern Arkansas during the morning hours of Sunday January 5th, 2014 with areas of heavy snow occurring northwest of the low across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.  The heaviest snowfall occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor where 7 to 12 inches of snow fell.   Gusty northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph at times caused significant blowing and drifting of snow throughout the area.  Temperatures fell throughout the day into the teens for all locations by the mid afternoon with wind chills hitting the single digits above and below zero throughout the event.

The Wind Chill Warning remains in effect for the entire Missouri Ozarks until noon Monday.  Wind chill values will fall into the minus  20 to minus 30 range by daybreak.








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