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|
|1 E LA Plata||MO||1.1"||storm chaser|
|8 NE Garden City||MO||2.5"||public|
|3 SE Lee's Summit||MO||2"||public|
|Pleasant Hill||MO||2"||nws employee|
|NEW Franklin||MO||1"||co-op observer|
|Centerville KS||KS||1.8"||co-op observer|