...Wintry Mix Affects Portions of Extreme Southeast Kansas and Western Missouri...

map of total winter precip for March 28, 2009

A strong early spring storm system affected much of the Central U.S. Friday and Saturday.  Beneficial rains were observed over extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks.  Amounts ranged from one half inch over the eastern Ozarks to nearly two inches of rainfall over west central Missouri and east central Kansas.  As this storm moved east through the area Saturday afternoon and evening, rain changed to a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow in areas near the Missouri, Kansas state line.  Due to the varied nature of precipitation type, there was quite a range of wintry precipitation accumulation.  Snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 inches, sleet ranged from 1/4 to 1 inch and ice accumulation ranged from a thin glaze to 1/8 of an inch.  Further east, across the bulk of the Missouri Ozarks, a brief period of snow was observed during the late afternoon and evening hours.  Warm ground conditions prevented much in the way of accumulation with most areas reporting mainly a dusting, though a few locations reported up to one inch of snow on grassy areas.

As if all if this wasn't enough, as this strong storm system moved out of the region last night, skies cleared, winds slacked and colder air moved into extreme southeast Kansas and western Missouri.  Low temperatures ranged from the upper 20s in extreme southeast Kansas and far western Missouri, with lows around 30 degrees in areas along the Highway 65 corridor.

Below are local storm reports provided by the public, emergency managers and area observers.  The National Weather Service in Springfield wishes to thank everyone who provided this vital information during this past storm system.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1115 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2009

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1014 AM     FLASH FLOOD      FORT SCOTT              37.84N 94.71W
03/28/2009                   BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS LOW WATER CROSSINGS FLOODED

1022 AM     HAIL             SPRINGFIELD             37.20N 93.29W
03/28/2009  M0.25 INCH       GREENE             MO   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1100 AM     SLEET            GIRARD                  37.51N 94.84W
03/28/2009  E1.00 INCH       CRAWFORD           KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

1105 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG DEVON                   37.92N 94.82W
03/28/2009                   BOURBON            KS   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TWO TREES REPORTED DOWN IN TOWN. SATURATED GROUND AND
            FLOODING OCCURING AT THAT TIME. GUSTS ESTIMATED AT 45
            MPH.

1206 PM     FLASH FLOOD      3 W FULTON              38.01N 94.77W
03/28/2009                   BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WATER FLOWING OVER ROADWAY NEAR K 31 AND 165 ROAD FROM
            LITTLE OSAGE RIVER

0129 PM     FLASH FLOOD      3 W FULTON              38.01N 94.77W
03/28/2009                   BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ONE FOOT OF WATER OVER THE ROAD AT 165TH STREET AND
            HIGHWAY 31. ALSO...WATER COVERING ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF
            185TH STREET AND HIGHWAY 31.

0139 PM     FREEZING RAIN    MAPLETON                38.01N 94.88W
03/28/2009  E0.01 INCH       BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ICING TREES AND SURFACES

0141 PM     FREEZING RAIN    BRONSON                 37.90N 95.07W
03/28/2009  E0.01 INCH       BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE ICING

0215 PM     FREEZING RAIN    DEVON                   37.92N 94.82W
03/28/2009  M0.10 INCH       BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            FZRA HAS TURNED ALL TO SNOW AT DEVON...FULTON AND
            MAPLETON IN BOURBON COUNTY

0236 PM     SNOW             FORT SCOTT              37.84N 94.71W
03/28/2009  E0.5 INCH        BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            THREE ACCIDENTS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SLICK
            ROADS.  A HALF INCH OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN 15 MINUTES

0313 PM     FREEZING RAIN    NEVADA                  37.84N 94.35W
03/28/2009  E0.00 INCH       VERNON             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FZRA...SLEET AND SNOW OBSERVED IN NEVADA. NO
            ACCUMULATIONS IN NEVADA. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN
            VERNON COUNTY DUE TO SLICK ROADS ON HIGHWAYS 54 AND 71.

0321 PM     SNOW             PITTSBURG               37.41N 94.70W
03/28/2009  E1.0 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   PUBLIC

            VERNON COUNTY EM REPORTS ONE INCH OF SNOW IN PITTSBURG

0323 PM     SNOW             3 W DEERFIELD           37.84N 94.56W
03/28/2009  E0.5 INCH        VERNON             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HALF INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATING IN BUNNYVILLE FROM VERNON
            SHERRIFF DEPUTY

0338 PM     SNOW             2 S UNIONTOWN           37.82N 94.97W
03/28/2009  E1.5 INCH        BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HAS RESULTED IN NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS FROM SLICK ROADS ON
            HIGHWAY 3

0415 PM     SLEET            4 S HORTON              37.92N 94.36W
03/28/2009  E1.00 INCH       VERNON             MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

0424 PM     SNOW             MAPLETON                38.01N 94.88W
03/28/2009  E2.0 INCH        BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            2.0 INCHES OF SNOW IN MAPLETON WITH .5 INCHES OF SLEET. 1
            INCH OF SNOW AT FORT SCOTT.  .5 INCHES OF SNOW AT
            REDFIELD. STILL SNOWING HARD ACROSS THE COUNTY

0452 PM     FREEZING RAIN    REDFIELD                37.84N 94.88W
03/28/2009  E0.13 INCH       BOURBON            KS   AMATEUR RADIO

            0.13 INCHES OF ICE ON TREES AND POWERLINES AROUND
            REDFIELD. SOME REPORTS OF POWER OUTAGES ACROSS BOURBON
            COUNTY KANSAS

0525 PM     SNOW             COLUMBUS                37.17N 94.84W
03/28/2009  E3.0 INCH        CHEROKEE           KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            3 INCHES OF SNOW AND 0.25 INCHES OF SLEET ACCUMULATION.

0546 PM     SNOW             GIRARD                  37.51N 94.84W
03/28/2009  E2.0 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0548 PM     FLOOD            FULTON                  38.01N 94.72W
03/28/2009                   BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SIX INCHES OF WATER OVER INTERSECTION OF 185TH AND
            HIGHWAY 31. WATER RECEDED OFF OF 165TH AND HIGHWAY 31.

0552 PM     SNOW             LAMAR                   37.49N 94.28W
03/28/2009  E0.5 INCH        BARTON             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            STILL SNOWING HARD

0559 PM     SNOW             NEVADA                  37.84N 94.35W
03/28/2009  E0.5 INCH        VERNON             MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED ON HIGHWAYS 71 AND 54 ACROSS
            THE COUNTY DUE TO SLIDEOFFS

0624 PM     SNOW             GIRARD                  37.51N 94.84W
03/28/2009  E1.0 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ALSO 1 INCH OF SLEET AT 11 AM THIS MORNING. STILL
            SNOWING.

0724 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 SW MAPLETON           37.98N 94.92W
03/28/2009  E0.10 INCH       BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

            15 TO 20 HOUSES SW OF MAPLETON HAVE LOST POWER DUE TO
            DOWNED POWER LINES. 2 TO 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW AS WELL.
            STILL SNOWING HARD.

0729 PM     SNOW             7 S FORT SCOTT          37.74N 94.71W
03/28/2009  E4.0 INCH        BOURBON            KS   EMERGENCY MNGR

0756 PM     SNOW             LAMAR                   37.49N 94.28W
03/28/2009  M2.5 INCH        BARTON             MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STILL SNOWING HARD. ALSO A MIX OF FZRA AND SLEET EARLIER
            THAT MELTED.

0808 PM     SNOW             4 S HORTON              37.92N 94.36W
03/28/2009  E1.0 INCH        VERNON             MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STILL SNOWING HARD. ALSO 1 INCH OF SLEET ESTIMATED AT 415
            PM.

0900 PM     SNOW             SEYMOUR                 37.15N 92.77W
03/28/2009  M1.0 INCH        WEBSTER            MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

0900 PM     SNOW             MILLER                  37.21N 93.84W
03/28/2009  M0.5 INCH        LAWRENCE           MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

1056 PM     SNOW             REPUBLIC                37.12N 93.48W
03/28/2009  M1.0 INCH        GREENE             MO   NWS EMPLOYEE

0700 AM     SNOW             1 SE ROLLA              37.94N 91.76W
03/29/2009  E1.0 INCH        PHELPS             MO   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             LAMAR                   37.49N 94.28W
03/29/2009  M2.5 INCH        BARTON             MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             2 NE HOUSTON            37.35N 91.93W
03/29/2009  M2.0 INCH        TEXAS              MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             5 W WASHBURN            36.59N 94.06W
03/29/2009  M2.0 INCH        BARRY              MO   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             PITTSBURG               37.41N 94.70W
03/29/2009  M1.5 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             1 SW COLUMBUS           37.16N 94.86W
03/29/2009  M2.0 INCH        CHEROKEE           KS   CO-OP OBSERVER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             1 N SEYMOUR             37.16N 92.77W
03/29/2009  E1.0 INCH        WEBSTER            MO   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL

0900 AM     SNOW             1 WSW PITTSBURG         37.41N 94.72W
03/29/2009  M1.9 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL

0900 AM     SNOW             CHEROKEE                37.35N 94.81W
03/29/2009  E2.5 INCH        CRAWFORD           KS   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL



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