February 1st has arrived, and later this afternoon, the most severe winter storm so far this year will. Last February, the Four States was punished with snow, ice, and highs in the single digits for two weeks. Miles Langfeld, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Springfield (Missouri), says the area is expected to receive several inches of snowfall. “We are looking at possible snowfall amounts, over six inches, six inches or greater north of I-44, with the highest amounts again over the Lake of the Ozarks region, Nevada, up towards Rolla, that area could see totals of 8 inches and possibly higher.” The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch that goes into effect tonight until Friday night. Travel will likely be impacted and be ready for possible power outages due to the expected ice accumulation.