Despite warnings that another foot of snow could fall, through 7:30 a.m. Tuesday the National Weather Service was reporting that Hannibal had picked up 5.7 inches of new snow overnight. In contrast, the Hannibal Filter Plant recorded 8 inches of snow between midnight and 7:30 a.m.
The heavy, wet snow that fell early Tuesday raised the snow depth total in America’s Hometown to 8 inches. That takes into account what was left of the 9.75 inches of snow that fell last Thursday. At the Filter Plant, 14 inches of snow has yet to melt.
The 5.7 inches of snow amounts to just over one-half inch (0.57) of moisture, reports the NWS.
Although the winter storm warning had been cancelled by early Tuesday, the snow may not yet be over. After a lingering change of additional accumulating snowfall Tuesday night, light snow is also expected Wednesday. According to the NWS, less than 1 inch of snow is forecast for Wednesday.
No more precipitation is in the forecast from Wednesday through Monday. High temperatures during that period will be around freezing to just a bit above.
Elsewhere around the area snow totals as of Tuesday morning were: Edina, 6.3 inches; Palmyra, 6 inches; Vandalia, 6 inches; Shelbina, 5 inches; Monroe City, 4 inches; Louisiana, 3 inches; Bowling Green, 3 inches; Saverton, 2 inches.
On Tuesday morning, Vandalia and Saverton still had 13 inches of snow on the ground. Shelbina and Bowling Green reportedly had 10 inches of snow left.