Winter storm continues with record breaking snow

Record Snow for January 11

Many areas woke up to 10-12 inches of snow on the ground by sunrise Saturday while others only saw 1-2 inches. The lower totals were around the Lake Area while some of the highest totals came from Callaway County.

The city of Columbia officially received 10.4 inches of snow Friday, which breaks a daily record snowfall total for January 11th of 5.1 inches set back in 1909.

Winter Storm Warnings for mid-Missouri will continue through early Sunday morning as snow exists the region. With light snow in the forecast through Saturday night, areas could see additional snow accumulations between 3-5 inches. This would put some of our totals close to 17 inches in total for this system.

A few lingering flurries are expected on Sunday but no additional accumulation expected.

This amount of snow will leave many areas paralyzed through the weekend and possibly even into Monday. This amount will also take a while to melt which could leave some side roads, sidewalks, etc. vulnerable to the freezing conditions in the early mornings this week.

However, we will see sunshine returning on Monday and that will help to speed up the process. Many areas who received the heaviest snow from this winter storm could see snow on grassy surfaces and snow banks stick around for multiple days.

Local rivers, creeks, and streams will be something to watch as this snow melts, but no flooding is expected.

For the latest weather information on the winter storm, follow Meteorologists Zach Paul and Elyse Smith.

To view the KRCG 13 Winter Storm blog, click here.

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