The end of the winter storm is in sight

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Snow continues to fall across the Tri-States this evening. Radar is starting to pick up on a few breaks in the snow for the western counties, however snow may still be occurring below the radar beam. Several areas have reported at least 8 inches. A lot of reports have areas at or above a foot of snow. The heavy snow totals will increase the farther south you go. Law enforcement are asking that you stay home and off the roads!

Snow totals so far (These totals maybe a little higher due to snow still occurring):

  • 9.5″ – Donnellson, IA
  • 11.5″ – Quincy (Downtown)
  • 10″ – La Grange, MO
  • 10″ – Carthage, IL
  • 10″ – Industry, IL
  • 10.5″ – Ft. Madison, IA
  • 11″ – Camp Point, IL
  • 13″ – Keokuk, IA
  • 13.5″ – Lewistown, MO
  • 1′ – Macomb, IL
  • 14″ – Hannibal, MO
  • 14″ – Griggsville, IL
  • 14″ – Mt. Sterling
  • 16″ – Pittsfield, IL

Additional snowfall will range about 2 to 5 inches this evening and overnight, expecting higher amounts for the southeastern counties.

This system slowed down as it approached the Tri-States today, allowing for more snow than initially anticipated. As the system slowly spins on eastward the snow intensity will decrease overnight. Looking at snow coming to an end northwest to southeast throughout tomorrow morning. Last bit of snow looks like it will be wrapping up around noon for the southeastern counties.


Tonight: Snow with lows in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Chance of snow mainly during the morning. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the 20s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Highs in the 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Start to see some snow melt with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 30s.

Here’s an overview of all of the advisories and warnings in effect:

Winter Storm Warning for Scott, Schuyler, Pike IL, Ralls, Monroe, Adams, Brown, Shelby, Lewis, Knox, Marion counties until 6 AM Sunday.

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith

Meteorologist Chelsea Smith is part of the WGEM Storm Track Weather team.

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