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Where’s the snow?

It's no secret that this winter has been suspiciously lacking in snowfall for us Missourians. So the question stands: where is all the snow if it isn't here?

It turns out that several places across the world have seen historic snowfalls during this past weekend alone. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Madrid, along with other parts of Spain, saw the most snow they've seen in at least 50 years--nearly 20 inches! It was enough snow to bring out the snow skis and car accidents. Unfortunately, the snow looks to be causing Spain more trouble than good, so maybe they can keep it.

To add insult to injury for our fans of snow, even parts of the United States that typically do not see snow have received more snowfall in the last two days than we have this entire year. Abilene, Texas saw just about 5 inches of snow yesterday while Vicksburg, Mississippi saw 3.5 inches. For reference, Abilene normally receives a total of 3 inches of snow in a year. Vicksburg usually accumulates only trace amounts of snowfall per year.

When we look a little closer to home, we saw only a few flurries over the weekend, and our accumulation so far in 2021 have only been around 1.2" of snow in Columbia. While there's always the possibility of more snow as winter progresses, hopefully it won't come as a 20" dropping snow storm like Madrid saw.

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Maddie Est

Maddie Est appears on ABC 17’s weekend evening broadcasts. She grew up in St. Louis, and her passion for weather originated from a young age thanks to all the different weather that St. Louis receives. She is currently studying Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri.


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