COLUMBIA — A midweek storm forecast to bring significant snowfall to parts of northwestern Missouri wasn't expected on Monday to interrupt Columbia's streak of consecutive days without measurable snowfall.
According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, a storm system expected to affect the area beginning Wednesday evening could bring snow flurries or snow showers by Thursday morning.
As of Monday, the 308 consecutive days without measurable snowfall at Columbia was the fourth-longest stretch since record-keeping began in 1890. The next record is 311 days set in from 2002. If measurable snow holds off, Columbia could move into third place Thursday.
Portions of northwest Missouri from Kansas City to Kirksville seems to be the area that will see the largest impact from this winter storm with predictions of between 5 to 6 inches of snow, said Ben Miller of the National Weather Service in Kansas City.
The bigger issue, according to the Weather Service, was an expected high in the mid-30s on Thursday with temperatures dropping through the day. A strong northwest wind will make it seem colder than the previous days experienced this season.
“It will truly feel like a winter day,” Miller said.