COLUMBIA — A new forecast puts snowfall totals for the Columbia area at 7 to 10 inches.
The National Weather Service updated its snowfall forecast at midday Thursday from an earlier estimate of 4 to 6 inches.
“It’s going to kind of depend on if the precipitation becomes a mix of sleet, not as much, if it stays snow, it’ll be right around that 10-inch mark,” senior forecaster Scott Truett said.
Snow should begin tapering off in the Columbia area between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, he said.
At 12:20 p.m., the National Weather Service had fielded reports of 4 to 7 inches of snow across Columbia.
Heavy snow with an accumulation of 6 inches was reported at noon in northeast Columbia by a trained weather service spotter.
Other storm reports late Thursday morning from the weather service included 6 inches in Moberly at 11:52 a.m. with snowfall rates of 3 inches an hour; 4.7 inches at Boonville; and 7 inches at Kansas City International Airport.