The storm is not over: More snow and extreme cold in the forecast

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Major winter storm is transitioning from a heavy snow producer to dangerous wind, cold and blowing snow into the evening. The official total from Lambert International Airport, so far, is 10.2″. With many areas around the metro in the 8″ to 14″ range.

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Light to at times moderate snow showers will continue along with extreme winds of25-40mph through the evening. Additional accumulations will be 2″ or less east of STL…and 1″ or less for STL and points west.

The key feature tonight will be the winds and the wind chills along with reduced visibility due to blowing snow. This is a life threatening situation for anyone who chooses to travel this evening or overnight. Travel is strongly discouraged.

By morning, low temperatures will dip well below zero with wind chills of -20 to -30.

The cold begins to east Tuesday into Wednesday. Then, another storm system will bring a chance of additional snow to the region.

 

HISTORICAL REFERENCES…

Here is a list of some of the biggest single day snows and overall snow events in STL history..

TOP 3 JANUARY 24HR SNOWFALLS:

  1. JAN 30-31 1982 13.9 INCHES
  2. JAN 16-17 1978 12.5 INCHES
  3. JAN 11-12 1909 12.0 INCHES

TOP TEN SNOWFALL CALENDAR DAYS – (MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT)

  1. 12.8 INCHES 2/26/1906
  2. *12.4 INCHES 3/24/2013
  3. 12.1 INCHES 3/24/1912
  4. 12.0 INCHES 12/19/1973
  5. 11.7 INCHES 2/13/1914
  6. 11.3 INCHES 2/16/1910
  7. 11.2 INCHES 1/31/1958
  8. 11.0 INCHES 1/11/1909
  9. 10.9 INCHES 1/16/1978
  10. 10.5 INCHES 12/30/1973

TOP TEN SNOWFALL EVENTS – (ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD…POSSIBLY SPANNING CALENDAR DAYS)

    1. 15.6 INCHES 2/20-21/1912
    2. 13.9 INCHES 1/30-31/1982
    3. 13.3 INCHES 2/16-17/1910
    4. 13.0 INCHES 2/12-13/1914
    5. 12.8 INCHES 2/26/1906
    6. *12.6 INCHES 3/24-25/2013 (7AM-7AM CDT)
    7. 12.5 INCHES 1/16-17/1978
    8. 12.1 INCHES 3/24/1912
    9. 12.0 INCHES 12/19/1973
    10. 12.0 INCHES 1/11-12/1909


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