Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter is here!

In its usual fashion, winter arrived with a bang here in Mid-Missouri. We had a couple of mild days on Saturday and most of the day Sunday (temps in the 50s and 60s), but then a powerful arctic front came sprinting from the northwest through the area. And so the fun begins...

Check out the tight temperature gradient as the front is on our doorstep. At the time of this graphic, Fulton had around 45° where Columbia is at 28°.

This image is the same graphic only showing the precip that was falling. Moderate rain began around 4:30 p.m. in the first band of post-frontal precip. After a short break in the rain, freezing rain fell, changing over to sleet for the remainder of the storm.

24 hr. storm totals:
Total Precip: 0.58"
Total Ice: 0.10"
New Snow: 0.40" (as IP)
Total Snow: 0.40"

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