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A Cold & Slick Monday

Good morning bloggers,

It is rather dangerous and slick out there for a few more hours. The sun will begin working on melting some of the ice sheet that developed on many roads around Kansas City. The rain and snow that melted as the snow began ended up creating ice sheets in most areas, so it is quite dangerous, very slick out there this morning.  There have been many crashes, and some of the more dangerous spots may be around driveways and sidewalks where slipping is possible if you are not really careful.  So, provide yourself with a lot of extra time this morning. We have hundreds of closings after our record snowfall yesterday.

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The 5.8″ that fell at KCI Airport is the second largest November snowstorm ever recorded (9.0″ in 1923), making this the second snowiest November ever, and we have now exceeded all of last years total, all of two years ago total, and all of three years ago total for the entire winter snow season (October-April).  Wow!  I measured 5.5″ on the Plaza before the snow was over, so we likely had close to 6″ of snow.  Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit got into a heavier band just east of KSHB and we have reports of 8.1″ in these cities.  Overland Park had 4.1″, and other amounts reached 10″ near Maryville and Stewartsville up north.  Wow again!

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So, what is next? This is the storm that has my attention for next weekend. Some of the models have heavy snow near or just north of KC Saturday into Sunday morning. This is the European Model that was the most consistent with yesterdays storm, and below you can see that it ends as snow on Sunday morning.  Well, it is still five days away, so hang on, here we go again, and it is still only November!

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Be careful out there this morning.  As I said, the sun will work on the roads soon.  Conditions will improve gradually.  Have a great day and join in the conversation on the Weather2020 blog:  Weather2020 Blog

Gary

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