Updated 6:30 a.m.Feb. 6
A strong surface low is taking a very similar track as last week's storm, causing headaches for many. This storm, however has pushed precipitation and warmer temperatures farther north. So many people that ended up with near a foot of snowfall last weekend won't have to deal with that this time. It also means that we are in line to get snow this time! In fact, we already have some on the ground.
I'll try to update this entry as often as I can today:
Thursday, Feb. 4
4:55 p.m. | Precipitation began as light rain/sleet, changing over to very light snow, creating a dusting on elevated surfaces and grass.
Overnight, the precipitation tapered off, and slightly above freezing temperatures melted what we had when the sun went down.
Overnight precipitation: 0.03"
Friday, February 5
This morning, at 5:00 a.m., light rain was falling. I could see a very wet snowflake fall in concert with its liquid friends from time to time. By the time I left the house at 6:00 a.m., there was a little "slush" on my car as the snowflakes became more prevalent.
Here are some pictures I took at 7:15 a.m.
By this time, the snow had all changed over, and the flakes were huge -- sometimes the size of quarters! It felt like small snowballs hitting your face.
(Hwy 54, just North of Fulton)
:: 12:35 Update ::
Total Snowfall: 1.2"
Conditions: Light to moderate snow
:: 2:30 p.m. Update ::
Total Snowfall: 1.5"
Conditions: Light snow, wind N 6 mph, gust N 12.
:: 4:30 p.m. Update ::
Back in Fulton
Total Snowfall: 1.9"
Conditions: Light snow, wind N 2-4 mph
:: Update 6:30 a.m. Feb. 6th ::
The snow ended overnight, and we are left with a perfect blanket on the ground. The temperatures were slightly above freezing all day yesterday, which made the job easier for road crews, and the roads look nice. Just a bit slushy.
Storm Snow Total at MO-CW-1: 2.9"
6.3 : 1 snow to water ratio
The birds are happy that I put out their feed today!