A weak winter storm abruptly signaled the return of Winter to the Missouri River valley, bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and much colder temperatures by Sunday morning.  Light precipitation developed early Saturday morning over southeastern Kansas and western Missouri before overspreading central Missouri late in the afternoon.  Light sleet and freezing rain accumulations were reported in central, eastern and southern Missouri. Further north, a narrow band of snow developed and persisted into the evening hours.  Generally snow accumulations were light in nature, with totals in most areas between 0.5" and 2". A few isolated 3" snowfall reports were also found.



Here is a radar loop from the beginning to ending of this winter weather event. 



Below are storm totals for this winter weather event: 

Snow Accumulations - January 12-13, 2013 Snow Depth - January 13, 2013


Location State Amount Source
LA Cygne KS 3" public
Concordia MO 2" public
Clinton KS 3" public
1 E LA Plata MO 1.1" storm chaser
8 NE Garden City MO 2.5" public
OAK Grove MO 1.5" public
Marshall MO 2.5" broadcast media
Boonville MO 0.6" co-op observer
Raymore MO 0.6" co-op observer
3 SE Lee's Summit MO 2" public
Pleasanton KS 3" public
Clinton MO 3" public
Harrisonville MO 2.5" public
Warrensburg MO 2" public
Leeton MO 3" public
Pleasant Hill MO 2" nws employee
Sedalia MO 2" public
Lexington MO 0.8' co-op observer
NEW Franklin MO 1" co-op observer
Centerville KS KS 1.8" co-op observer
Kirksville MO 0.5" co-op observer
Brunswick MO 1" co-op observer
Higginsville MO 1.2" co-op observer
Harrisonville MO 2.5" co-op observer
Butler MO 1.4" co-op observer
Clinton MO 1.5" co-op observer
Brookfield MO 0.5" co-op observer
Salisbury MO 1.5" co-op observer

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