The snow is here, and it’s not going anywhere soon. The National Weather Service warns that dangerously low temperatures have blown in, and that in and of itself can be a life-threatening situation for those exposed to the elements.
Julie Adolphson is the meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Kansas City. She says staff there continues to analyze the winter storm data around the state.
Adolphson says the highest snow totals were in Johnson County, just east of Kansas City, with 23 inches. Henry County, just south of there, got 22 inches. She says they do not track drifts, but she’s willing to bet we had record drifting as well — four feet and more.
And she says the snow that’s piled up throughout Missouri is likely to stay since temperatures won’t climb above freezing for the rest of the week.
“This really was a phenomenal storm, we have upwards of 20 inches [in several areas].”
Although the temperatures will flirt with the freezing mark this weekend, they’re expected to drop back down at the start of the workweek.
Adolphson says now we’re in a bitter cold system that’s bringing temperatures into the single digits. The wind chill is bringing them down to below zero.
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