End of Year Snowstorm for Kansas, Missouri

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
December 31, 2012; 5:43 AM ET
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Areas between I-40 and I-70 over the Plains will be showered with natural confetti by an end-of-the-year snowfall.

A storm system is pushing across the Southwest.

This storm has recently produced a swath of light to moderate snow on the order of a coating to a few inches from the rim country of Arizona to northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

While dry air near the surface was working to limit the amount of snow reaching the ground, snow was streaking northeastward across portions of Kansas and Missouri Monday morning and midday.

The storm brought a little snow to the upper reaches of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. (Photos.com image)

Snow and slippery conditions will occur in Dodge City, Topeka and Wichita, Kan. and Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis, Mo.

The latest snow map is available on AccuWeather.com's Winter Weather Site.

Farther south and east, snow or a wintry mix will occur from the northern Texas Panhandle to part of central Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas then into northwestern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri and along the Ohio River Monday into Monday night.

Travelers along I-40 should expect areas of slippery travel and delays during Monday over the southern Plains.

Recent Snowfall as of 10:00 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Location
Snowfall (Inches)
Rolla, Mo.
2.0
Springfield, Mo.
1.3
Neosho, Mo.
1.0
Hayne, Kan.
4.0
Dodge City, Kan.
3.3
Ulysses, Kan.
3.0
Olathe, Kan.
2.0
Wichita, Kan.
1.0
Concordia, Kan.
1.0
Wheeless, Okla.
8.0
Felt, Okla.
7.5
Guymon, Okla.
2.0
Dalhart, Texas
2.0
Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.
6.0
Campo, Colo.
3.0
Payson, Ariz.
8.0
Globe, Ariz.
1.0
Ozark, Ark.
0.25 Ice

The storm has produced a bit of fresh natural powder and fluff to ski country.

Farther south, spotty rain showers will drifted across the deserts Sunday night into part of Monday.

As the storm pushes eastward, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will feed into the storm system.

Locally drenching rain and thunderstorms are forecast from northeastern and coastal Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley. Downpours could could travel delays in Dallas, Houston, Shreveport and Little Rock.

During New Year's Day, the storm will spread its drenching rain, snow and wintry mix farther east over the South, Ohio Valley and part of the Appalachians.

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