Winter Storm Warning: UPDATE

The overall pattern and projection of winter precipitation is pretty much on track this morning.

As thought, it has been a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow so far in Springfield.

As of 9:40 a.m., 2 inches of snow has been reported in Joplin and at other locations back to the southwest into Oklahoma, Expect this to continue spreading northeast to coat areas just northwest of Springfield in 2-3 inches of snow by this afternoon.

The snow will pick up a bit and ease more east by evening. The heaviest snow band should lay down roughly from the Joplin area northeast to Lake of the Ozarks. This is in line with the National Weather Service outline of the current winter storm warning.

Springfield could still get the 4″ of snow I mentioned yesterday but I wouldn’t be surprised if this decreased a bit, say 1-3″ based on the latest model and radar trends.

HRRR Mesoscale Model Snow Forecast Through 2 a.m.

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