A winter storm blanketed the Kansas City metro in snow Saturday as the National Weather Service encouraged people to stay home. Some people across the region, however, have more snow to dig out of than others.
The weather service continued urging drivers to be cautious Sunday morning as fog rolled in, reducing visibility, and snow that blew across the road overnight froze and created slick spots.
While Kirksville in northern Missouri saw the biggest pileup of powder Saturday, with eight inches, the Kansas City metro had its fair share of snow to shovel.
Here’s a look at how much snow fell in different corners of the metro and northwest Missouri, according to the weather service.
Liberty: 5.5 inches
Kansas City, as measured in the Plaza area: 4.2 inches
Kansas Speedway: 4 inches
Lee’s Summit: 3 inches
St. Joseph: 3 inches
Kansas City International airport: 2.9 inches
Olathe: 2.5 inches
While no more snow is in the immediate forecast, the temperature isn’t expected to get much above freezing Sunday.
The weather will start to warm up Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with highs in the 40s. Tuesday will likely be the warmest day in the coming week, with a forecast high of 50 before temperatures plunge again.
Saturday officially marked the halfway point of the meteorological winter, the weather service also wrote on Twitter.
So far this winter, the Kansas City metro has been 6.7 degrees warmer than average. The region has averaged about 1 inch of precipitation and 2.4 inches of snow.