St. Louis sets record for one-day snowfall total

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis set a new record Sunday for the total snowfall amount for this day.

The previous record was 2.6 inches, set in 1979, which is eight inches below the 10.6 inches officially recorded Sunday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

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As for the City of St. Louis, 12.5 inches were recorded at Tower Grove Park.

According to the National Weather Service, other notable snowfall totals include:

Glen Carbon, Ill.: 14.5"
Festus, Mo.: 13.5"
Edwardsville, Ill.: 13"
Centralia, Ill.: 12"
Effingham, Ill.: 11.5"
Farmington, Mo.: 11.3"
Sullivan, Mo.: 11.2"
Florissant, Mo.: 10.9"
Rolla, Mo.: 10.5"
Shiloh, Ill.: 10.5"
St. Charles, Mo.: 10.3"
Richwoods, Mo.: 10.1"
Granite City, Ill.: 10"
Bourbon, Mo.: 10"
Fenton, Mo.: 10"
Gray Summit, Mo.: 10"
Herculaneum, Mo.: 10"
Lebanon, Mo.: 10"
Jennings, Mo.: 9.8"

Temperatures are expected to fall well below zero overnight, with Monday's high only reaching -5 degrees. If it does not exceed -5 on Monday, this would be a record low for a high temperature.

CANCELLATIONS:Check to see if your flight is cancelled

Winds will blow through the area from Sunday into Monday at around 35 miles per hour, causing wind chills to drop to around -35 degrees. Wind chills in some spots may drop to -40 degrees. These are the lowest temperatures in nearly a generation. The last time our degrees dipped this low was in the early 1980s.

There are many warming centers throughout the bi-state. Do not hesitate to use one of these centers if necessary.

If you need help paying utility bills, contact Heat Up St. Louis at 314-241-7668 or visit their website. You can also contact United Way by dialing 211 from a landline.

CLOSINGS:Some government offices closed Monday

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