Heavy Snow January 5th, 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Event Summary

Low pressure tracked across northern Arkansas during the morning hours of Sunday January 5th, 2014 with areas of heavy snow occurring northwest of the low across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.  The heaviest snowfall occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor where 7 to 12 inches of snow fell.   Gusty northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph at times caused significant blowing and drifting of snow throughout the area.  Temperatures fell throughout the day into the teens for all locations by the mid afternoon with wind chills hitting the single digits above and below zero throughout the event.



Wind chills values also dropped to unusually low levels during this event.  Here are the minimum wind chill values observed across the region:

...Minimum Wind Chill Values (DEG F) observed on the morning of
Monday, January 6, 2014...

Depending on the observation site, calculated wind chills are
based on observations taken in 5 minute, 20 minute, or 1 hour
intervals. For many sites, it is likely that even lower readings occurred
between observation times.

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Springfield ASOS (KSGF)...-26 (Data available every 5 minutes)

Joplin ASOS (KJLN)........-25 (Data available every 5 minutes)

Rolla-Vichy ASOS (KVIH)...-34 (Data available every 5 minutes)

West Plains ASOS (KUNO)...-26 (Data available every 5 minutes)

Branson...................-22 (Data available every 20 minutes)

Osage Beach AWOS (KAIZ)...-25 (Data available every 20 minutes)

Monett....................-23 (Data available every 20 minutes)

Macks Creek RAWS..........-22 (Data available once per hour)

MT Vernon RAWS............-29 (Data available once per hour)

Ava RAWS..................-22 (Data available once per hour)

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