January 15-16th 2003 Winter Storm Review
...Another Winter Storm Brings Snow to the Ozarks...
A winter storm system produced light to moderate snow across the
Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas from late Wednesday night into
Thursday morning. Total snow accumulations generally ranged from 2
To 5 inches across the area.
The national weather service in Springfield measured 2.8 inches.
That brings the winter snow total up to 24.1 inches.
The snow was a result of a potent upper level storm system that
Moved across the Rockies and into the central plains Wednesday.
This system and associated surface low pressure tracked east across
Eastern Kansas and Missouri late Wednesday night into Thursday
Morning. The relatively quick movement of the system and limited
Moisture supply resulted in lighter snow accumulations than previous
Storms this winter. The snow was accompanied by gusty northwest
Winds of 15 to 30 mph that produced considerable blowing and
Drifting of snow.