|500 Millibar map for 5:00 PST February 21, 2013|
While most of the precipitation Phoenix was rain, snow and graupel was also observed. Snow covered the roads around Scottsdale coated the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix.
|2 inches of snow on the east side of Tucson, near Civano. |
Credit: NWS Tucson
|Snow along Loop 101 at Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale on Wednesday. |
Credit: Arizona Dept. of Transportation
This morning the low pressure center is located over western Texas, and winter precipitation was falling from the Texas Panhandle to the Mississippi River, and north through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The footprint of this system is rather impressive. Snow has been falling at the rate of two to three inches per hours in Kansas and western Missouri, occasionally accompanied by thunder and lightning. If you are in an area affected by this storm, be sure to keep abreast of the latest conditions through your local NWS website or NOAA weather radio.