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Warm soil will prevent accumulating snowfall

It’s been over a week since Mid-Missouri last saw temperatures fall below freezing. Just this month, we’ve only seen our thermometer fall below freezing nine times. It’s a testament to just how warm this month is, despite the cooler weather we’re seeing to close out the end of February.

Thanks to several consecutive days of abnormal warmth and record-breaking temperatures, the temperature of the soil across Mid-Missouri has been on the rise. It’s these soil temperatures that have allowed many flowers to already begin blooming across the region, and it’s also these soil temperatures that will prevent any snow this evening from accumulating.

We’ve gone most of the season without any measurable snowfall, and it’s likely to go down as the least snowiest year on record. Even with the warm soil temperatures, any snow that does fall as we head into the evening timeframe and the weekend, despite it melting, will still go down as measurable snowfall for the season.

With the cold spell only lasting briefly, don’t expect the soil temperatures to fall to freezing levels, as the soil is very slow to give off heat.

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