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Happy New Year’s Eve Snow!

Good New Year’s Evening bloggers,

We hope everyone has a safe and nice night as we ring in the new year!  Here comes 2013 and the snow is increasing this evening as the  main wave heads our way.   This new band of snow has been increasing along and north of the main wave.  Additional minor accumulations are likely along and north of the track of this system with up to two additional inches still possible in the heavier bands.  We expect this to weaken within three hours or so as 2013 approaches.   Take a look at the wave right now:

Colder air has been moving in, and now that the sun has set there will likely be many more slick spots developing. So, please be careful and give yourself a lot of extra time if you are heading out on to celebrate the New Year.  Here is a radar image from around 5:55 PM:

The white echoes are pretty heavy snow that just formed as Jeff Penner was coming on at 6 PM.  We will keep you updated as the new year approaches.  It looks like we could easily get one inch of snow on top of what we have had. 

We are now just a few hours away from 2013. I am in Las Vegas, coming back tomorrow. I have been trying to enjoy this storm from here, and it has been sort of fun. I will get to see the snow when I land tomorrow evening.  Let us know what your final snowfall totals are.  It has certainly been an exciting weather day.

Happy New Year from our weather team!

Gary Lezak

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74 comments to Happy New Year’s Eve Snow!

  • snowplowman

    5-8 Woo-Hoo

  • blueflash

    Weather Underground is not yet showing any convective cells in our area.

  • weatherman brad

    happy new years eve Gary from new york city.

    brad

  • k10k7

    3″ in NW Olathe and it is starting to really come down, would love to see 2 more on top of this.

  • f00dl3

    did you see how far back the moderate-heavy snow extends past Topeka? This stuff is all moving due east along I-70. If this is even 1/2-1″ / hour snowfall rates (probably higher if convective banding is there) – with a 3-4 hour duration we could easily pick up another 1-3″ of snow on top of the 2-3″ in place over the metro. In addition, if we get any trowal action after midnight if that circulation can move due east as well – could have another inch or so on top of all that. That scenario would yield 7″ in spots.

  • Emaw

    Light to moderate snow in north Olathe, starting to coat the driveway that I cleaned earlier, it looks like the Johnson/Miami co. Line is the cut-off.

  • WeatherD

    Snowing hard @ 143rd n Nall here in South OP!

  • Freeze Miser

    What a fun weather day! Thanks goes to this bloggers who are making this fun and educational. It’s too bad some folks are here for different reasons.

    Happy New Year and here’s to some exciting weather in 2013!

  • mukustink

    Have a safe and happy New Year everyone. Good night and good luck!

  • SouthOlatheGraham

    Just got heavy snow and still snowing hard.. with about 5” of snow. still snowing. sending pics later

  • stjoeattorney

    picking up here, the snow is now movind ESE vs, ENE the end is near as the darker shades are falling apart on que.

  • spaceotter

    More snow! Neat! Watching the Fifth Element. Haven’t seen this movie in years.

  • f00dl3

    Appears the 12z NAM model yesterday was darn near spot on.

  • rred95

    going poof on our door step again

  • spaceotter

    There’s a lot to the West of us. Where are you rred95?

  • parkvillejayhawk

    just over an 1″ in parkville, still very light snow, streets and sidewalks very slick as the temp is now 27

  • Skylar

    Roads are very, very bad right now. All the water has pretty much frozen over even on the busiest roads with a thin layer of snow on top. Very slick.

  • spaceotter

    Yes, it is in St. Joe

  • spaceotter

    I noticed 83rd here in Overland park was looking pretty white. The cars are still flying down it like it’s a normal dry day… idiots.

  • weatherbro

    Yeah roads have been covered for a while now.

  • trinlivco

    Happy New Year everyone, stay safe tonight. Snowing here in Chillicothe about 1″ on the ground. Will take every drop of moisture mother nature will give us. Still very,very dry. My wish for 2013 is above average moisture. TR

  • stjoeattorney

    coming down good the last round may last 40-45 minutes tops.

  • SouthOlatheGraham

    Roads are very white with about 2” of snow on the road. have about 5 1/2” of snow now

  • Terri

    Moisture. Honest to goodness moisture.

    WONDERFUL!

  • stjoeattorney

    all the snow is powdwe up here but we will take it, except the ground is frozen, low angle sun and cold temps for two weeks.

  • McCabe58

    Guess you were wrong about that 2nd round huh f00dl3? ;) my prediction is gonna be pretty spot on!

  • Emaw

    Stjoeattorney, I think we are close in age, remember those winters in the mid-late 70s, it seemed like we got these kind of snows about every other week in Jan/Feb.

  • spaceotter

    I remember Emaw..I was young, but I remember the front steps being icy all the time and remember getting in trouble more than once for throwing snowballs into the street. One year I think my brothers and I nearly got killed when we hit a high school kids Trans Am. LMAO

  • Emaw

    Throwing snowballs at cars, ah yes, good times, we made a killing shoveling driveways too!

  • Emaw

    Damn Stjoeattorney you practically got one foot in the grave . . . I’m only 45!

  • sedsinkc

    1.8 inches in KC North as the snowfall diminishes.

  • spaceotter

    Yes we did Emaw. lol You know how proud teenage guys were of their Trans Ams then. . . I literally ran for what seemed 10 minutes from that guy! lol

  • Emaw

    Still snowing lightly in north Olathe, probably another 1″ on top of what we got today. I’d say we got solid 3″ out here. South Olathe Graham I’m still not buying your 5.5″ total though.

    • Skylar

      Storm reports indicate around 5″ in Olathe.

      0630 PM SNOW OLATHE 38.89N 94.81W
      12/31/2012 M5.0 INCH JOHNSON KS PUBLIC

    • KUweatherman

      I have no proof to back this up, but I’d say we’re at every bit of 5″ here at our house in northwest Olathe (west of Ernie Miller Nature Center). When I shoveled the driveway around 4pm, there was ~3.5″ out there and we’ve received every bit of an inch more since then.

  • Skylar

    Still some pockets of moderate snow, but it winding down. I’d say I have about 4.5″ by Johnson County Executive Airport. The grass is completely covered! That’s all I need, after that it all looks pretty much the same.

  • parkvillejayhawk

    How much longer do you think this light snow will hang around? Have just at 1″ on the sidewalk/ driveway here in Parkville, about 2 total on the grass areas with light snow still coming down.

    • Skylar

      The last few bands of accumulating snow should end in the next 1-2 hours with some flurries possible through tomorrow morning.

      • parkvillejayhawk

        Thanks Skylar, that was my thought too, just wanted to see what you guys were thinking… Headed out to push some snow around and watchout for the crazy drivers! Should be a long night!

  • stjoeattorney

    odd the kcmo radar is picking the snow up here better that topeka ks radar. that does not usually occur.

    did anyone else notice the very narrow perhaps 1 to 2 maybe 3 mile wide bands of mod to hvy snow with nothing in between. i drove home in bands like that, was real weird. snow is usually uniform.

  • Emaw

    Stjoeattorney, good one. Ku weatherman , if I’m lyin I’m dyin but there is no way we have much more than 3″ here close to 119th and ridgeview , hell half of what fell this afternoon melted so if you guys are counting that then I’ll give it to ya.

    • KUweatherman

      “http://i.imgur.com/kwdYk.jpg”

      Picture doesn’t show too much, but those are the piles from half of the driveway. I shoveled three times this afternoon. The first time was around 4-430pm where there was a solid 3″ on the driveway. The second time there was another 1.5″ and the last time there was at least .5″ for a grand total of ~5″.

  • stjoeattorney

    well it is on radar but what is falling are those crystal flakes that are reflecting back an image, those cold air crystal flakes do not pile up. i’m done a 3. that beats all last year and 9 for the season from two events.

  • stjoeattorney

    is KCMO radar in “clear air mode” or do they have that with this new doppler??

  • McCabe58

    Anyone think those snow showers out west will make it here?

  • thomasmidwest

    Most likely will fall apart

  • i only got about a half inch here in lansing been in a dry slot all day. crazy that people 5 miles from me got approx 4 inches. I dont really like snow but we need as much moisture as we can get.

  • outdoorchic76

    Snowing lightly but steadily now in NW Tonganoxie. The snow bands by Topeka appear to be headed this way.

  • McCabe58

    I bet they hold together

  • thomasmidwest

    I hope they do but its shearing apart fast

  • McCabe58

    Anyone have the radarscope app?

  • outdoorchic76

    I spoke too soon, snow just picked up quite a bit and the flakes are much bigger.

  • thomasmidwest

    Yea I use radarscope its really good

  • McCabe58

    I have it as well, which is the best one to use to look at the snow? Like which reflectivity do you use?

  • thomasmidwest

    I use tilt 1 it shows high resolution image

  • dpollard

    Final accumulations in Blue Springs area? How much on driveways?

  • thomasmidwest

    Then I use volicity tilt 3 for sever weather

  • numbers

    First comment of 2013! I was also the first comment of 2012. Let’s make this a tradition..? Lol

  • f00dl3

    Yup that second batch died just as it was getting into the west sections of the city. Still got 3.25″ near downtown Lenexa. Not bad – considering that’s the largest snow I have had at my house, and the largest snow I have seen since the winter of 2010/11.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • HeatMiser

    no more snow for you