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First Snow of the Season

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Good Thursday bloggers,

The snow is about over and amounts played out just about as forecasted.  The heavier band along I-35 was about 10 miles west of where Gary had the band last night.  But, our 1″-3″ forecast turned out well.

Wider view of radar estimated snow totals.

 

This is just a radar estimate.  So, we would love to . . . → Read More: First Snow of the Season

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

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2 AM Update:

Good morning bloggers,

An extremely heavy snow band tracked across Olathe to Downtown. This clipped the Plaza and an inch of snow fell and the snowflake contest ended around 2:30 AM.  4″ fell in Merriam, YES FOUR inches of snow from that band fell in parts of the KC Metro area, while others were less than . . . → Read More: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Snow Is Heading Our Way

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Good evening bloggers,

We are currently on the air right now and updating this forecast on the fly.  The latest data has a low end total of around 1″ and higher end amounts of 4″ or higher. On our analysis we are attempting to pick out the likely areas the will end up with 2″ of snow . . . → Read More: Snow Is Heading Our Way

Winter Weather Advisory

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Good Wednesday bloggers,

The new data is in and snow is an almost 100% certainty tonight as a storm system tracks in from the southwest USA.  It looks like the storm will hold together and be strong enough for bands of heavier snow.  This is still a storm falling apart as it moves towards us, but  it . . . → Read More: Winter Weather Advisory

Here we go again!

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Good evening bloggers,

Look at this!  Our local ski area Snow Creek is making snow. Now, will we get snow to fall from the ski? Yes, but how much?

I am currently getting ready for the newscasts on 41 Action News, and the NAM model just came out with a “BIG” warning sign for those of you hoping . . . → Read More: Here we go again!

An Early Week Storm Spins By, What’s Next?

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Good afternoon bloggers,

A storm system is spinning overhead this afternoon with the rain and snow shifting away to the north as this storm moves out. Take a look at the interesting temperature pattern around this tightly spinning system as of 1:30 PM:

It was 51 degrees in Des Moines, 54 in Columbia, and 43 to our south . . . → Read More: An Early Week Storm Spins By, What’s Next?

Update on the rain tonight & snow for next week

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10pm Update
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Of course, our late newscast is at the mercy of Sunday Night Football, so here is a quick update on what’s going on.
The main band of rain continues to push through the area.

The top the hour rainfall observations are nice in a few areas.

I still think we’ll see rain for the next three to four . . . → Read More: Update on the rain tonight & snow for next week

Mild with rain this Sunday, watching for snow next week

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Overall, the forecast seems to be on track for the second half of the weekend. Clouds to dominate the sky most of Sunday but I am still seeing signs that we’ll get sunshine to work its way into the Southeast part of the viewing area late in the afternoon.

That will not last long, however. The rain . . . → Read More: Mild with rain this Sunday, watching for snow next week

So about those clouds…. | Severe weather record for 2014

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Ten years of doing weather on TV and I am still humbled by the atmosphere. I expected a few breaks in the clouds today, but not large holes. Some areas managed to see a fair amount of sunshine (through thinner clouds) this afternoon. I was hoping for that YESTERDAY and it didn’t happen. Thus, I figured . . . → Read More: So about those clouds…. | Severe weather record for 2014

The grunge is here to stay

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No, it’s not 1992 and we’re not in Seattle, but this period of “grunge” isn’t going anywhere soon. The low, gray overcast is locked in place and I just don’t see it clearing out of here completely for a while. So, what’s the deal? Well, someone clogged up the atmosphere.

That big ‘H’ is blocking the flow, . . . → Read More: The grunge is here to stay