Snow Totals Higher Where Thundersnow Reported
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- As the St. Louis area continues to dig out from Thursday’s winter storm, measurements or snow and sleet are coming in. Thundersnow, when thunder and lightning occur during a snowstorm, was reported in many spots as the storm rolled through. In areas that experience thundersnow, heavier snowfall rates usually occur. Central and northeast Missouri saw a lot of thundersnow and accumulations in those areas ranged from of 8 to 12 inches.
In the St. Louis area, snow mixed with sleet and eventually freezing rain. That led to accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. As expected, more freezing rain farther south led to lower snowfall totals but more reports of ice glazing on roads, trees, and power lines.