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Science and the Environment

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

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Scott Harvey
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KSMU

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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