Ice Storm #3 Hits the Ozarks


Another ice storm brought significant accumulations of sleet and freezing rain to extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks Thursday, February 21, 2008. Unlike the previous two ice storms this winter the precipitation was primarily in the form of sleet.  This prevented damaging ice accumulations on trees and power lines.  Sleet accumulations of one half to one inch were common with locally higher totals near two inches.  A glaze of freezing rain up to one quarter of an inch coated exposed objects.  The precipitation was accompanied by lightning and thunder in some areas. 


Preliminary Accumulations

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
442 AM CST FRI FEB 22 2008

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

0311 AM SLEET CAMDENTON 38.01N 92.74W
02/21/2008 E0.10 INCH CAMDEN MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

SLEET OVER A LAYER OF ICE.

0352 AM SLEET FLEMINGTON 37.80N 93.50W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH POLK MO CO-OP OBSERVER

ICE AND SLEET COMBINTATION.

0352 AM SLEET NORWOOD 37.11N 92.41W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH WRIGHT MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

AROUND 1 INCH OF ICE AND SLUSH ON HWY 60 BETWEEN MACOMB
AND NORWOOD. HWY C AND PP IN NORWOOD AROUND 1/2 INCH OF
ICE ON ROAD.

0458 AM SLEET NEVADA 37.84N 94.35W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH VERNON MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

BETWEEN 0.25 AND 0.50 INCHES OF SLEET ON THE GROUND.

0529 AM SLEET CROSS TIMBERS 38.02N 93.23W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH HICKORY MO BROADCAST MEDIA

PUBLIC REPORT RELAYED BY MEDIA.

0600 AM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH JASPER MO BROADCAST MEDIA

0609 AM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH JASPER MO PUBLIC

MIXED WITH SLEET.

0610 AM HAIL JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH JASPER MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0633 AM SLEET STOVER 38.44N 92.99W
02/21/2008 E0.20 INCH MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER

ROADS ARE COVERED AND SLICK.

0656 AM SLEET 6 W EDWARDS 38.14N 93.28W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH BENTON MO PUBLIC

MIXED WITH SOME SNOW.

0656 AM SLEET 6 NE WILLARD 37.37N 93.35W
02/21/2008 M0.20 INCH GREENE MO NWS EMPLOYEE

0657 AM SLEET SPRINGFIELD 37.20N 93.29W
02/21/2008 M0.10 INCH GREENE MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0700 AM SLEET 4 NE WHITE CHURCH 36.89N 91.73W
02/21/2008 M0.30 INCH HOWELL MO PUBLIC

SLEET AND SNOW MIXED.

0700 AM SLEET GAINESVILLE 36.60N 92.43W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH OZARK MO PUBLIC

0710 AM FREEZING RAIN 7 W COLUMBUS 37.17N 94.97W
02/21/2008 E0.10 INCH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0712 AM SLEET 6 NE WILLARD 37.37N 93.35W
02/21/2008 M0.20 INCH GREENE MO NWS EMPLOYEE

0.2 INCHES OF SLEET ACCUMULATION ON TOP OF A LIGHT GLAZE
OF FREEZING RAIN.

0721 AM SLEET 2 NW CABOOL 37.14N 92.13W
02/21/2008 E0.30 INCH TEXAS MO PUBLIC

SLEET ON TOP OF A GLAZE OF ICE.

0725 AM SLEET 4 W PITTSBURG 37.83N 93.37W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH HICKORY MO PUBLIC

0736 AM FREEZING RAIN 3 SW ROLLA 37.92N 91.81W
02/21/2008 E0.00 INCH PHELPS MO OTHER FEDERAL

PORTION OF INTERSTATE 44 CLOSED DUE TO ICE RELATED
ACCIDENT. THREE TRACTOR TRAILERS REPORTED OVER TURNED.

0742 AM FREEZING RAIN 4 NE PROTEM 36.57N 92.81W
02/21/2008 E0.10 INCH TANEY MO PUBLIC

0752 AM HEAVY SLEET GRAVOIS MILLS 38.31N 92.83W
02/21/2008 M0.50 INCH MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 AM SLEET CARTHAGE 37.18N 94.31W
02/21/2008 E0.20 INCH JASPER MO CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM SLEET GRAVOIS MILLS 38.31N 92.83W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH MORGAN MO PUBLIC

ADDITIONAL 1/4 INCH ACCUMULATION SINCE 8 AM.

0800 AM SLEET BLUE EYE 36.50N 93.40W
02/21/2008 E0.10 INCH STONE MO PUBLIC

THUNDER SLEET.

0809 AM FREEZING RAIN COLUMBUS 37.17N 94.84W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE ON TREES AND POWERLINES.

0815 AM FREEZING RAIN THEODOSIA 36.58N 92.68W
02/21/2008 E0.10 INCH OZARK MO PUBLIC

ICE COVERING TREES AND POWERLINES.

0818 AM FREEZING RAIN CAPLINGER MILLS 37.79N 93.80W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH CEDAR MO CO-OP OBSERVER

0830 AM FREEZING RAIN 6 ESE SCHELL CITY 37.99N 94.01W
02/21/2008 E0.20 INCH ST. CLAIR MO PUBLIC

MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW. ABOUT 1/8 INCH OF ICE ON
TREES AND POWERLINES.

0837 AM FREEZING RAIN SUMMERSVILLE 37.18N 91.66W
02/21/2008 E0.00 INCH SHANNON MO CO-OP OBSERVER

THIN LAYER OF ICE COVERING ALL OUTSIDE SURFACES

0838 AM FREEZING RAIN WACO 37.25N 94.60W
02/21/2008 M0.25 INCH JASPER MO CO-OP OBSERVER

0840 AM FREEZING RAIN 2 N CROSS TIMBERS 38.05N 93.23W
02/21/2008 M0.25 INCH HICKORY MO PUBLIC

0847 AM SLEET NIANGUA 37.39N 92.83W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH WEBSTER MO PUBLIC

0849 AM SLEET 3 N WHEATLAND 37.99N 93.40W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH HICKORY MO PUBLIC

COMBINATION OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

0853 AM SLEET 3 SW WINONA 36.98N 91.36W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH SHANNON MO PUBLIC

0853 AM SLEET 4 W LAURIE 38.20N 92.90W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH MORGAN MO PUBLIC

HEAVY ONGOING AT TIME OF REPORT.

0858 AM SLEET 5 SW WEST PLAINS 36.68N 91.92W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH HOWELL MO PUBLIC

0900 AM SLEET PLEASANT HOPE 37.46N 93.27W
02/21/2008 E0.40 INCH POLK MO CO-OP OBSERVER

SLEET AND ICE COMBINATION.

0900 AM SLEET PITTSBURG 37.41N 94.70W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH CRAWFORD KS PUBLIC

THUNDER REPORTED WITH SLEET.

0919 AM HAIL KIMBERLING CITY 36.63N 93.42W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH STONE MO BROADCAST MEDIA

0923 AM SLEET BRANSON 36.64N 93.22W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH TANEY MO BROADCAST MEDIA

PUBLIC REPORT RELAYED VIA MEDIA.

0945 AM SLEET EMINENCE 37.15N 91.36W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH SHANNON MO CO-OP OBSERVER

SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN COMBINATION.

0945 AM SLEET EMINENCE 37.15N 91.36W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH SHANNON MO CO-OP OBSERVER

0953 AM ICE STORM JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 JASPER MO PUBLIC

QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE ON BRANCHES

1002 AM ICE STORM COLUMBUS 37.17N 94.84W
02/21/2008 CHEROKEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

A HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF ICE ON METAL
SURFACES AND BRANCHES.

1032 AM SLEET PITTSBURG 37.83N 93.30W
02/21/2008 E2.25 INCH HICKORY MO PUBLIC

1038 AM SLEET VERSAILLES 38.43N 92.84W
02/21/2008 E1.10 INCH MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER

SLEET CONTINUES TO FALL. SLEET IS IN ADDITION TO 0.10
INCHES OF ICE.

1043 AM SLEET NEVADA 37.84N 94.35W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH VERNON MO EMERGENCY MNGR

SLEET FREEZING RAIN MIX FELL IN NEVADA. FREEZING RAIN
EARLIER ...ESPECIALLY BEFORE SUNRISE. SLEET FALLING NOW.
A FEW CAR ACCIDENTS OCCURRED...ESPECIALLY EARLY THIS
MORNING.

1052 AM SLEET VIENNA 38.19N 91.95W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH MARIES MO CO-OP OBSERVER

0.16 INCHES MELTED DOWN.

1054 AM SLEET BRANSON 36.64N 93.22W
02/21/2008 E1.50 INCH TANEY MO BROADCAST MEDIA

1 TO 2 INCHES OF SLEET.

1056 AM SLEET 1 N MACKS CREEK 37.98N 92.97W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH CAMDEN MO BROADCAST MEDIA

JUST NORTH OF MACKS CREEK.

1100 AM SLEET SPRINGFIELD 37.20N 93.29W
02/21/2008 M0.50 INCH GREENE MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1102 AM SLEET WILLARD 37.31N 93.43W
02/21/2008 M0.75 INCH GREENE MO NWS EMPLOYEE

THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF SLEET AND ONE EIGHTH OF AN
INCH OF ICE TOTAL.

1113 AM SLEET SALEM 37.65N 91.54W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH DENT MO EMERGENCY MNGR

STATE HIGHWAY 119 COVERED FROM SALEM TO MONTAUK.

1115 AM SLEET LEBANON 37.68N 92.66W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH LACLEDE MO BROADCAST MEDIA

0.50 SLEET. 0.10 ICE ACCUMULATION.

1130 AM SLEET VERSAILLES 38.43N 92.84W
02/21/2008 E1.50 INCH MORGAN MO TRAINED SPOTTER

ADDITIONAL 0.40 INCHES OS SLEET IN THE LAST HOUR. STILL
MODERATE TO HEAVY SLEET FALLING.

1144 AM ICE STORM JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 JASPER MO PUBLIC

ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH OF ICE ON BRANCHES.
PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

1145 AM ICE STORM JOPLIN 37.08N 94.51W
02/21/2008 JASPER MO EMERGENCY MNGR

0.5 INCHES OF ICE ON POWER LINES IN JOPLIN.

1225 PM SNOW BRONSON 37.90N 95.07W
02/21/2008 E0.2 INCH BOURBON KS PUBLIC

ON TOP OF SLEET.

1225 PM SLEET FORT SCOTT 37.84N 94.71W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH BOURBON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

3/4 TO 1 INCH OF SLEET REPORTED.

0111 PM SLEET LAMAR 37.49N 94.28W
02/21/2008 E2.00 INCH BARTON MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

GLAZE OF ICE AS WELL.

0114 PM SLEET STOCKTON 37.70N 93.80W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH CEDAR MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0117 PM SLEET GREENFIELD 37.42N 93.84W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH DADE MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0123 PM SLEET OZARK 37.02N 93.21W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH CHRISTIAN MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

FREEZING DRIZZLE AT TIME OF REPORT.

0125 PM SLEET WAYNESVILLE 37.83N 92.20W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH PULASKI MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

COMBINED WITH ICE.

0127 PM SLEET 4 W LAURIE 38.20N 92.90W
02/21/2008 E2.00 INCH MORGAN MO PUBLIC

0130 PM SLEET CASSVILLE 36.68N 93.87W
02/21/2008 E0.25 INCH BARRY MO EMERGENCY MNGR

SLEET ON TOP OF 0.20 INCHES OF ICE.

0134 PM SLEET AVA 36.95N 92.66W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0141 PM SLEET BUFFALO 37.64N 93.09W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH DALLAS MO EMERGENCY MNGR

0141 PM SLEET BOLIVAR 37.61N 93.41W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH POLK MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0141 PM SLEET MARSHFIELD 37.34N 92.91W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH WEBSTER MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0240 PM SLEET AVA 36.95N 92.66W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS MO EMERGENCY MNGR

ONE INCH OF SLEET AND ICE ON THE GROUND. SOME MELTING
TAKING PLACE NOW.

0610 PM SLEET TUSCUMBIA 38.23N 92.46W
02/21/2008 E2.00 INCH MILLER MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

1.5 TO 2 INCHES OF SLEET COUNTY WIDE.

0619 PM SLEET VIENNA 38.19N 91.95W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH MARIES MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0.75 INCHES OF SLEET AT THE VIENNA SHERRIFS OFFICE

0624 PM SLEET APPLETON CITY 38.19N 94.03W
02/21/2008 E1.50 INCH ST. CLAIR MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1 TO 1.5 INCHES OF SLEET ACCUMULATION

0627 PM SLEET FORT SCOTT 37.84N 94.71W
02/21/2008 E2.00 INCH BOURBON KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

APPROXIMATELY 2 INCHES OF SLEET ACROSS THE COUNTY

0634 PM SLEET MOUNT VERNON 37.10N 93.82W
02/21/2008 E0.75 INCH LAWRENCE MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

0.5 TO 0.75 INCH OF SLEET HAS FALLEN

0647 PM FREEZING RAIN 2 SW LEAWOOD 37.01N 94.52W
02/21/2008 E0.50 INCH NEWTON MO FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF INCH OF FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATION


0650 PM SLEET ROLLA 37.95N 91.77W
02/21/2008 E1.50 INCH PHELPS MO EMERGENCY MNGR

1.5 INCHES OF SLEET AND A GLAZE OF FREEZING RAIN
ACCUMULATION

0653 PM SLEET HOUSTON 37.33N 91.96W
02/21/2008 E1.00 INCH TEXAS MO LAW ENFORCEMENT

1 INCH OF SLEET ACCUMULATION WITH LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
ACCUMULATIONS


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