Record-setting snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures

Katie Matheis shovels the snow away from her car Wednesday on West High Street. She was just one of many Jefferson City and area residents out in the bitter cold trying to dig their way out of the worst storm in years.

Katie Matheis shovels the snow away from her car Wednesday on West High Street. She was just one of many Jefferson City and area residents out in the bitter cold trying to dig their way out of the worst storm in years. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Although Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow Wednesday, the winter weather will not be stopping in the immediate future for Mid-Missouri.

Meteorologist Laura Kanofsky said we’ll be dealing with extremely cold temperatures Wednesday night and this morning as temperatures hover around minus 5 to minus 9. Even with light winds, the wind chills could dip to minus 20.

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“Although there is a chance for some snow Friday or Saturday, the better chance is for sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday,” she said. “It will be very challenging to recover from this.”

Additional Weather Resources Online:

Weather-related announcements, closings for Thurs., Feb. 3, 2011

Local Forecast, Current Conditions

Area Radar, Severe Weather Statements

Video Weather Report for Central Missouri

Missouri Highway Travel Map

Ameren Missouri Power Outage Status

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