...January 16-17, 2008 Winter Storm Summary...


A large area of precipitation affected much of northern Missouri and adjacent eastern Kansas on Wednesday and Wednesday evening. The precipitation started largely as rain, but temperatures quickly cooled below freezing as an arctic cold front swept across the area. Snowfall amounts ranged 4 to 5 inches across far northwest Missouri where sub-freezing temperatures lasted the longest. The front slowed down significantly as it moved across Kansas City and toward Kirksville. As a result, temperatures along and southeast of this line did not cool below freezing until mid evening. With only a few hours of precipitation left, snow accumulations were limited to generally an inch or less.

Graphic depicting January 17th snowfall totals


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