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Record-breaking snow storm on this day in history

Saturday, February 25, 2023

On Feb. 25, in 1979, Cape Girardeau and Jackson, MO recorded 24 of snow, the highest snowfall ever recorded on this date, according to weather.org.

The Southern Illinoisian declared the snow an emergency, and the extreme weather was reported to close highways and businesses.

On Feb. 25, 2023, the weather in the Southeast Missouri region was clear, and predicted to reach a high of 55 degrees and a low of 44 degrees, according to weather.com.

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