Mar 052015

snow030515The Ozarks received measurable snow in early March with the heavier totals far southeast of Springfield.

Springfield’s official measurement of snow was 1.2″ in this latest in a series of winter storms.  The Springfield area and Greene County picked up on average 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Snow totals were somewhat higher southeast of town in extreme southern Missouri where three to perhaps as much as four inches were reported.  Northern Arkansas got the most snow with 6-8″ totals common.

Here is a list of the snow reports by city in the Ozarks:

Ozark 3″
Kimberling City 3″
Ava 2.5″
Forsyth 2.3″
Mt. Vernon 2″
Pleasant Hope 2″
Brixey 2″
Anderson 1.7″
Springfield NWS 1.2″

The snow started as sleet early on Wednesday morning and then quickly turned to snow in Springfield by mid-morning. Most of the accumulated snow fell in the morning and early afternoon.  Areas far southeast of Springfield had snow accumulations well into the evening hours.

Springfield now has a season total of 15.8″ of snow.  12.1″, or just over a foot, of the season total fell in the second half of February!  Curiously, 1.7″ fell in November, beating both December and January’s totals.

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