Storm Event Summary

February 21, 2013


A strong storm system affected much of the central U.S. including the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas from the evening  hours on February 20th through much of the day on February 21st.  Blizzard conditions affected parts of the Plains in Kansas into northwest Missouri, while across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas, a wide variety of winter weather occurred.  Much of the area began with some light snow and changed over to a mix of sleet and freezing rain as warmer air moved in above the surface.  Elevated instability led to numerous embedded thunderstorms which produced heavier rounds of sleet and freezing rain across the area.  Across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas, 1-2 inches of a sleet and snow mix were common along with a quarter to half inch of ice.  Further north across portions of west central and Central Missouri, snow was more common and 3 to 5 inches of snow occurred there.

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