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Update: Springfield Gets Roughly 5 Inches of Snow, More Possible Today

Scott Harvey

The Ozarks could another inch and a half of snow today and tonight.  There's a 60 percent chance for snow this afternoon and evening. 

Many southwest Missourians have been digging out since snowfall Sunday night and Monday morning brought several inches to the region.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Andy Boxell said snowfall at the Springfield office had topped 4 inches as of 6 a.m. Monday.

“We’ve heard of amounts on the south side of Springfield a little closer to 5. Anywhere from 5-6 inches across central Christian County, back down toward Anderson, where we had a 6-inch report,” Boxell said.

Despite Monday morning’s major snow, the region remains far below its annual average. Boxell said the climatological average is around 17 inches.

“This year it’s gonna be tough to make it up close to 8 or 10 by the time it’s all said and done I suspect.”   

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Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.