By my reckoning, this was the first winter storm of 2023! Here in my corner of southwest Missouri in a town called Forsyth, I was wondering if the population was ready for it? (For those with an interest my station it is at https://tempestwx.com/station/67063).
It’s been many a year since we’ve been saddled with more than a dusting of winter precipitation, and so it’ll be interesting to see how we all take it. For my part, I intend to stay indoors. Duh.
On Tuesday, January the 24th, the day of the temperature was in the mid 30’s under overcast skies. Winds were generally light and variable. As of 1:30 PM it was clear and OK. I will append notes as time goes on.
The snowfall began promptly at 6:00 PM. The temperature was 33.6 F. It began as a rain snow mix, but quickly changed over to all snow. And so begins the winter storm….
At the 10 PM hour we had accumulated about two inches with a thermometer reading of 32.5 F…
At 11 PM I measured 2 1/4 inches. Snowfall was steady. Temperature was 32.7.
And 2 1/4 was all she wrote for this storm, in Forsyth at least. It’s worth noting that some sites south such as Cedar Creek got five or more inches.