Latest Storm Dumps 13″ of Snow on Hannibal
A little over a foot of snow was dumped on northeast Missouri Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
The Hannibal Filter Plant reports that, as of 5 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5), 13 inches of snow had fallen on America’s Hometown. That’s the most snow in a 24-hour period in Hannibal since we got eight inches of the white stuff last March 25.
As the last of the snow leaves the area this morning, gusty winds and arctic cold are left behind. Blowing snow on already snow covered roadways is an issue today. The Winter Storm Warning for the area was extended until noon Wednesday, with a Wind Chill Warning in place from 9 p.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday.
Earlier this week, forecasters had warned of another major snow-maker this weekend. They seemed to have backed off that prediction, with the outlook now calling for a chance of light snow Friday night and Saturday.
Both the Missouri and Illinois Department’s of Transportation report all main roads snow covered. They are recommending that, if you don’t have to travel today, it might be a good idea to stay home. If you’re one of those who does need to get out, be sure take all the necessary precautions.