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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Snow totals grow as you go south, west

  • While a little grumbling was to be expected as you dug your car out of a snow drift Thursday morning, just keep in mind you wouldn’t have to go far from Hannibal to find more snow. In some cases, lots more.


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  • While a little grumbling was to be expected as you dug your car out of a snow drift Thursday morning, just keep in mind you wouldn’t have to go far from Hannibal to find more snow. In some cases, lots more.
    According to the Hannibal Filter Plant, 3.8 inches of snow fell between 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday. Add another 0.4 of an inch of the white stuff between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. when snow finally stopped falling, and the latest storm total reaches 4.2 inches.
    According to a spokesman at the filter plant, there is actually 5.4 inches of snow on the ground, combining the 4.2 inches from the latest storm with what was left from the 5.5 inches that fell on Jan. 10.
    Elsewhere in the region, according to the National Weather Service’s 24-hour precipitation total, new snowfall amounts Thursday were: Old Monroe, 7.5 inches; Troy, 7 inches; Vandalia, 6 inches; Bowling Green, 4.3 inches; New London, 4 inches; Shelbina, 4 inches; Pittsfield, Ill., 3.6 inches; Clarence Cannon Dam, 3.5 inches; Edina, 3 inches; Quincy, Ill., 3 inches; Monroe City, 2.2 inches; and Canton, 1.5 inches.
    Around, the state of Missouri Thursday morning, snow totals were: Columbia, 9 inches; St. Louis, 8.8 inches; Fulton, 8.7 inches; Hermann, 7.5 inches; Warrenton, 7.3 inches; Jefferson City, 7 inches; Mexico, 6 inches; Winfield, 6 inches; Washington, 6 inches; and Centralia, 5.8 inches.
    Because in many cases snow measurements were taken while flakes were still falling, it’s very likely the final storm totals will be higher.
    Think you’ll be able to give your snow shovel a rest? Maybe not, according to the NWS’ forecast as of Thursday afternoon.
    There is a 50 percent chance of snow after noon Friday and a 60 percent chance of snow Friday night. Expect an additional inch of accumulation.
    After a sunny Saturday, more snow is possible Sunday (40 percent), Sunday night and Monday.

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