As one of the great blizzards of the last 100 years comes to an end across the central High Plains, it’s time for many to start digging out.
The 19 inches of snow that fell in Amarillo, Texas was the single snowiest 24-hour period on record. The old record was 18.1 inches on Mar 25, 1934.
The storm halted travel on the roads and at airports from Amarillo to Dodge City. During the height of the storm, snowfall reached immobilizing rates of two to four inches per hour with wind gusts as high as 75 mph. There were numerous drifts of six to eight feet high in the hardest-hit areas across the Panhandle of Texas and Oklahoma.
Heavy snow will continue across southeastern Kansas and into northern Missouri Tuesday, and it will also make a move toward Chicago and Detroit by evening.
9:10 a.m. CST Tuesday: Heavy, wet snow collapsed a gas station canopy near Columbia, Mo.
9:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: Kearney, Mo., north of Kansas City, has snow drifts up to two feet deep and visibility under a quarter of a mile.
8:30 a.m. CST Tuesday: Tuesday’s snowfall of around three inches, so far, will be the largest snowfall for Springfield, MO since February 2011.
8:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: Bad weather has cancelled 309 flights at Chicago O’Hare and 115 flights at the Kansas City airport.
7:00 a.m. CST Tuesday: Sleet and freezing rain are falling in northern Indiana.
6:45 a.m. CST Tuesday: Here are some snow totals from Missouri at 6:30 a.m. CST: eight inches in Ferrelview, five inches in Ekland, seven inches in Chillicothe, and four to five inches southwest of Kansas City. Heavy snow is causing power outages in Columbia, Mo.
6:30 a.m. CST Tuesday: A trained spotter reported thundersnow Tuesday morning in Versailles, in western Ill. The spotter also reported three inches of snow falling in a half an hour.
6:25 a.m. CST Tuesday: From the National Weather Service Forecasting Office in Fort Worth, Texas: “It has been quite windy across the region. Here is a map of some of the strongest gusts reported.”
5:21 a.m. CST Tuesday: Very heavy snow falling across much of east-central and northern Missouri. Snowfall rates are 1-2″/hr with 4-6″ on the ground.
4:17 a.m. CST Tuesday: 6.4 inches of snow have fallen over the last 24 hours in Wichita, Kansas. Snow continues to fall.
2:26 a.m. CST Tuesday: 7″ of snow reported in Anthony, Kansas with drifts up to 4 feet. Numerous roads are closed and impassable.
1:56 a.m. CST Tuesday: The 19″ of snow that fell in Amarillo, Texas was the snowiest day on record. The old record was 18.1 inches on Mar 25, 1934.
1:40 a.m. CST Tuesday: Thundersnow occurring south of Columbus, MO. Snow falling at 1-2″/hr in spots.
AccuWeather – Live: Thundersnow, Rapid Accumulation in Illinois.