Snow Falls Across the Ozarks Saturday, With Some Parts of Southern Missouri Receiving 6-8 Inches

11:30 p.m. UPDATE: Snow is coming to an end in the southern Ozarks, along with the freezing drizzle, and the Winter Weather Advisory will be allowed to expire at midnight for all but counties south and east of Springfield. The advisory for those areas has been extended until 3 a.m. Sunday.

9:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until midnight Saturday night to account for the slow exit of the snow and freezing drizzle that’s developed on the back side of the snow.

7:15 p.m. UPDATE: Light freezing drizzle has developed on the back side of the snow. Additionally, road temperatures are continuing to drop quickly. There are several reports of traffic wrecks, especially on bridges, which are icing up earliest.

2:45 p.m. UPDATE: Reports of slick, snow covered roads in Branson. A heavy snow band is moving across Stone and Taney Counties. Visibilities down to 1/4 mile in Branson and Branson West.

12:00 p.m. UPDATE: Highway Patrol troopers are working quite a few wrecks in Wright County along Highway 60 west of Mountain Grove. They’re also working multiple crashes north and west of Licking, with a heavy band of snow falling from Wright County into Texas County.

It’s a snowy Saturday in the Ozarks, with morning snowfall totals across southwest Missouri ranging from a trace amounts to more than three inches.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for all of southwest Missouri until 9 p.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service says widespread snow amounts are expected to range from a dusting to three inches, with some locally higher amounts up to four inches for areas west of Highway 65.

Plan on slippery road conditions, especially in areas where heavier snowfall can overcome above freezing road temperatures.

Check road conditions in the Ozarks and from around the state here with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

By 10 a.m., road along and west of Highway 65 were snow covered to partly covered, with areas east of 65 clear to partly covered.

Snow was covering roads in the Kansas City and Jefferson City areas, with partly covered roads in the St. Louis area.

The snow should be ending between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Springfield metro area, with blowing snow through the evening.

Here are some preliminary snow totals across the Ozarks, as of 9:30 p.m.:

Ridgedale—8.0 inches

Branson—7.0 inches

Mansfield—7.0 inches

Norwood—7.0 inches

Rocky Comfort (McDonald County)—6.0 inches

Reeds Spring—6.0 inches

Mountain Grove—5.0 inches

Cape Fair—5.0 inches

Ava—4.5 inches (3.25 inches over 5 hours)

Branson—4.0 inches

Wentworth (Newton County)—3.8 inches

Monett—3.5 inches

Pioneer (Barry County)—3.5 inches

Republic—3.0 inches

Miller—-3.0 inches

Carthage—3.0 inches

Freistatt—3.0 inches

Willard—3.0 inches

Licking—3.9 inches

St. James—2.9 inches

Doolittle—2.8 inches

Nixa—2.8 inches

Grovespring—2.6 inches

Appleton City—2.5 inches

El Dorado Springs—2.5 inches

Golden City—2.2 inches

Purdy—-2.2 inches

Springfield—(National Weather Service Office)—2.3 inches

Lockwood—2.0 inches

Stockton—2.0 inches

Sylvania—2.0 inches

Eagle Rock—2.0 inches

Lampe—2.0 inches

Billings—1.9 inches

Northview—1.6 inches

Humansville—1.5 inches

Ash Grove—1.5 inches

Nevada—1.5 inches

Cabool—1.4 inches

Morrisville—1.1 inches

Bolivar—1.0 inch

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