Snow breaks record; 6 inches total reported in city
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | 10:53 a.m. CST;
updated 2:32 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A lone pedestrian crosses Ninth Street as snow falls on downtown Columbia on January 10.
COLUMBIA — Snowfall measured at Columbia Regional Airport during the 24 hours that ended at midnight Tuesday broke the historical record for the day.
The Jan. 10, 1905, record of 3.2 inches was exceeded by Monday’s total of 3.8 inches.
Additional snowfall from midnight through 8 a.m. Tuesday brought the total accumulation at Columbia Regional to 4.6 inches.
In Columbia, the National Weather Service reported 6 inches of snow from the storm along with 5 inches in Jefferson City and 2.7 inches in St. Louis.
Winds gusting as high as 31 mph were forecast to create blowing snow on Tuesday, with temperatures falling to near 4 degrees with wind chills as low as minus-10.
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