Good morning bloggers,
It may not have been a record at KCI for the biggest May snow, but it likely was on the southeast side of the KC metro area. Look at this picture from near Chillicothe, MO taken by John Marcolla on a table outside:
Huge snowflakes were falling around midnight as we moved into day three of this storm. Do you remember Wednesday when it was near 80°? Here is a picture of Breezy and Stormy Wednesday morning:
At the time I took this picture on Wednesday we were making the forecast for snowfall amounts of between a dusting and 6 inches that would begin accumulating Thursday evening. The snow did begin falling Thursday afternoon and there have been a few reports of 3 inches as of midnight, including at my house in Overland Park.
Here is another picture of the dogs that I took around midnight as the snowflakes were just huge. If you look closely, not only can you see Breezy’s tongue trying to get a snowflake off of her nose, but the huge snowflake on the left side of the picture actually casted a shadow on the snow near Breezy from the flash of the camera. There was only a slushy accumulation on the driveway, but as you can see I had just under 3 inches of snow. There were new bands of snow forming south of Kansas City and drifting north just after midnight as the main storm system is just now closing off near the Oklahoma/Kansas border.
The precipitation shield shifted to the east by sunrise and is just east of the KS/MO state line at 7 AM. Take a look at the main upper level low forming today:
The upper low will be intensifying during the next 12 hours and as it does Kansas City will be going into east to southeast flow aloft. This will provide the conditions for new areas of rain and snow to develop and move back west into the KC metro area and all the way back into eastern Kansas. Some of this may be heavy this evening and it could impact the Royals game again. Yesterday’s Royals game got rained/sleeted/snowed out. And, here is the simulated radar forecast from this morning’s NAM model valid around first pitch time at the K:
Bands of rain are now increasing east and southeast of Kansas City and rotating our way. I think it will be difficult for the Royals to get the game in again tonight. We will go over the details on 41 Action News today and tonight.
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