Snowfall on February 4th, 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

A storm system brought moderate to occasionally heavy snow to the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeastern Kansas on February 4th and 5th. The snow started over most areas Tuesday morning, with portions of central Missouri not seeing snow until early Tuesday afternoon. Once the snow started, it came down rather heavily for a time with roads quickly becoming snow covered and hazardous.

The snow then tapered off over many areas from later Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening as dry air in the middle and upper portions of the atmosphere punched northward into the region. Patchy freezing drizzle also developed as this "dry slot" moved into the area. Bands of snow then re-developed from Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning as the main upper level storm system moved over the region.

Total snowfall amounts from Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning generally ranged from 1 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts occurring north of the Highway 54 corridor in central Missouri. Several locations also saw a thin glaze of ice due to the patchy freezing drizzle.


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