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Heavier bands of snow are now forming at 11 PM

Good late night/early morning bloggers,

The temperatures have continued to hover above freezing while the snowfall rates have increased during the past hour. We have some reports of over an inch already near Lee’s Summit and Greenwood, MO.  Temperatures should drop to near or just below freezing and this is when the roads should quickly become coated and we will see significant accumulations. I reduced totals just a bit to compensate for some of the early melting.  Here is the latest snowfall accumulation chart that I showed at 10 PM:

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This is a powerful storm and it is just beginning. And, THE BLOG seems to be working. Our weather team will be monitoring this through the morning, including updates on 41 Action News. I will be on at 11:08 PM for this next update, so check it out.

Have a great night. Let us know if your roads become covered in snow? And, thank you for sharing this weather experience with us.

Gary

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188 comments to Heavier bands of snow are now forming at 11 PM

  • Kole Christian

    With 4 inches per hour we’ll get the predict 8 inches in my area then foold3, you guys trust the radar too much, it can be as misleading as the models, hasn’t Gary been saying this storm should continue until tomorrow midday?

    • HeatMiser

      Yeah, food and some others like to get negative and freak out over nothing. I’m not sure if they are just trying sabatoge the excitement or if they just don’t know anything about weather. LoL

  • Kole Christian

    Covered with about an inch of snow at HWY 45 & I-435

  • Joseph Tay

    I’m sticking with an 8″ storm, possibly less. There will be the people that measure the drifts and say “we got 14 inches…told ya so”

  • WeatherNerd

    3″ in Louisburg with covered roads, have heard some thunder in the past hour.

  • rkcal

    “Temps SHOULD drop..” But will they?

  • aemizzou

    Snowing hard in south lee’s summit, roads covered with heavy dusting maybe close to an inch. Strong winds.

  • craigmac

    When was the last time someone remembers a storm coming into the KC metro from the East. BTW, the winds have picked up. It will be interesting how many power outages we have from this storm that is supposed to last for another 12 hours and carry into Wednesday.

  • Gary,

    It always gets asked about storms like this: “Will it Blend?”

  • stl78

    Just dropped to 32 just n of 435 n ne cookingham w moderate snow n covered roads

  • craigmac

    Blue Springs/Western Independence have roads covered with snow. Winds are becoming gusty.

  • siraluce

    System is occluding and becoming vertically stacked – that is, rapidly maturing and is now already largely spent. Therefore, I don’t see the grandiose snowfall forecasts materializing. I believe snowfall amounts will be in the range of a couple of inches in most of the area with less than a half inch of water equivalent precipitation.

    However, I am just eyeballing the satellite and radar versus looking at the computer models, which still seem to insist on seeing something I don’t.

    • Kcchamps

      lol, if that was the case, gary would not be forecasting ALOT of snow

    • WeatherNerd

      Take a look at what is rotating back from the South East back into the metro. This thing is far from over. Every storm has it’s variance from what models suggest, but that is just part of the fun.

    • kiwifruit

      Given that the models are based on algorithms that take a number of variables into account and you are eyeballing a radar, my guess is that the models are likely seeing something that you don’t…

  • weatherkcmo

    Those temps need to go down!

  • PILOT MISER

    Platte City. Heavy snowfall. Roads covered. Sticking and accumulating rapidly. Temps 32. Measured just at an inch so far in last 45 minutes.

  • craigmac

    Temps not going down in Western Blue Springs/Eastern Independence. Snow is going to have to pick up to start heavily accumulating.

  • HeatMiser

    One inch of slushy snow on pavement in Lawrence

  • Farmgirl

    For those that have heat pumps don’t forget to clear the snow. In just went out and cleared a solid wall of snowfall of the East side of the unit.

  • kcpurpledog

    It appears the low is between Tulsa and Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Pretty close to Ft Smith actually. Sure looks like a perfect track if it is moving east and starting to turn north east. Question is does it have all the other dynamics it needs to supply us with the whopper snow totals?

  • Suzq

    Streets are covered here (152 & N. Oak)We had an inch earlier in the first wave,it’s sticking to the roads now, I’m going to bed and trust I will wake to a driveway that needs to be shoveled. 8-10″ doesn’t sound like a lot when we’ve been talking about 17-20″, but any other time we’d be happy with a good 8″.

  • scottinamsterdam

    As of 10pm, we had 1.5″ of snow but snowfall has been light to mod. and don’t see additional accumulation since. Our temperatures have been irratic all night.
    36 degrees at 6pm
    40 at 9pm
    43 at 10pm
    36 at 11pm
    38 at 11:45
    Normally, I am right on with area readings on the news – so not sure if temps are that unstable or if the snow could be sticking to my equipment and altering my readings.

  • Morham

    I just got back from driving to Liberty from Independence. It was 33 when I left and roads were wet. It was a quick turn around as all I had to do was pick up the woman from work. When I reached Liberty it dropped to 32 and the roads started to get slushy. We stopped at the Hyvee at 23rd and Lee’s Summit and the parking lot was completely covered. Roads were starting to become completely covered.

  • FlyenHigh

    blog availability is still very inconsistent. 34 degrees in OP. minor accumulations on the road, lets see what happens during the overnight hours. Temps NEED to drop and fast.

  • sedsinkc

    NAM from earlier today looks right on with St. Joseph being the cutoff. Snow is not advancing any farther north than that. Been closely watching radar for several hours. Also, this storm has two parallel heavy snow bands with the snow training along those bands from ENE to WSW. One was from Lawrence to KCI/Platte City to south of Cameron. The other band was from Paola to Harrisonville to Warrensburg. Between them is a snow-deficient zone, which is where I am. So far, have only about 1/10 of an inch of slushy accumulation and barely snowing at all. Temp 33 degrees.

    • sedsinkc

      I’m in KC North just S of Gladstone.

      • siraluce

        The big event in the Texas Panhandle is a clue and strong winds in west Texas were a clue. System maintained itself well across OK with near one inch precipitation amounts. The system spun up very rapidly on the high plains and is now losing its dynamics as it becomes vertically stacked to our south (500 mb low near the surface low). Result for our area: light precipitation, not a major storm. The surprising thing, giving the position of the center, is that we are getting anything at all. I think Gary alluded to this on his broadcast already.

  • networkguy

    I’m really surprised the NWS still has Liberty potentially getting 13″. Doesn’t seem like we will come anywhere near that.

  • kcpurpledog

    I’ve been very wrong before and just when I think I am decently self educated on the weather, I get taught something. I’m calling it now…….no way this is going to pile up this much. There just isn’t the rate of snow combined with the temperatures to allow it to happen. It will drop and we will get a decent snow, but I don’t see any of the metro getting remotely close to a foot. I’m not a nasayer. I believe in Gary and his LRC. I think this is just a strange storm that is not living up to expectations.

    • siraluce

      The models did not forecast it well. They under forecast the system in the Texas Panhandle and western OK and over forecast the intensity further east. The models, while better thane ver, are still are not always what they are cracked up to be, even a day or two out, as we see in this case. At least, as I think we will see.

  • cjmitch

    I’m near downtown OP, little bursts of snow here and there..rather underwhelming so far.

  • HeatMiser

    Yeah, on the one hand this seems like a bust. On the other, mabye they are right and it will let loose in the next few hours…time will tell.

    • networkguy

      I’m inclined to believe the first half. However, until the NWS cancels the WSW, I think the storm is still on track to deliver at least 6in.

  • erprice108

    33 here in Leavenworth, with snow just really starting to be visible on the roadways. Snowfall is fairly moderate, not yet as heavy as last week.

  • Blizzard365

    The dang temps need to drop! We are wasting precious snow to melting! Drop baby drop!

  • fire508

    Radar is filling back in again. Also the heavy stuff was scheduled for AFTER MIDNIGHT and last threw tomorrow. Storm is scheduled to slow down thus causing a extended duration of snowfall

    • HeatMiser

      Yeah, I see heavy stuff forming west coming towards the area, but where did you hear it is slowing down. I thought they’ve been saying bulk of heavy snow over by 6 am and most accumulating snow over by noon tomorrow.

      • fire508

        Its been in the models for it to slow as it moves by. Thus causing snow (light after mid morning) to last threw tomorrow with a 2nd wave tomorrow night into Wed adding light accumulations

  • siraluce

    Dynamic part of the storm is now to our east.. over southern IL with some heavy appearing precipitation approaching St Louis. Echoes are weakening as the move over the KC area. Time for bed. If there is a big snow storm in the morning here in KC, well, I’ll be surprised.

    • fire508

      The stuff over by STL is the warm sector of the storm. The LOW is forecast to pass OVER STL late tomorrow. All of the snow out west still has to pass over us as the low moves NE. Also the storm is re-energizing as we speak.

      • fire508

        + the stuff out EAST is moving west toward us. Meaning the low is now turning NE and we are still on the good side.

  • HeatMiser

    It would be swell if Gary would insert a comment in here more often so as to easy our misgivings or acknowledge them as valid.

  • grassmankc

    Just measured 1.75″ in Greenwood with a temperature of 33 degrees. Snow intensity has been increasing and roads are snow covered.

  • only light snowfal here in Olathe nothing sticking yet..still 33 degrees. Wondering at this point if this is gonna be a bust..???

  • springflower

    St Joe…streets dry, no snow yet.

  • weatherkcmo

    This is a bust. Temps not budging and snowfall weak and underwhelming. Heaviest looks to be well off to the east.

  • Chuck3Sudd

    Snowing Heavy in out here in Fayette with 12-20″ possible.

    NAM

    http://wxcaster4.com/nam/CONUS1_NAM212_SFC_ACCUMSNOWFALL-40_84HR.gif

  • Chuck3Sudd

    Snowing Heavy out here in Fayette with 12-20″ possible.

    NAM

    http://wxcaster4.com/nam/CONUS1_NAM212_SFC_ACCUMSNOWFALL-40_84HR.gif

  • Chuck3Sudd

    Sorry for the post twice I’m new to this and I’m still working out the kinks.

  • if it does prove to be a bust, imagine how irrate everyone is going to be tomorrow..all the schools that cancelled, courts and state offices canceled, etc…

  • lsx347

    Snows picking up @ 435 and metcalf starting to stick

  • weatherkcmo

    I can already see the anger that will ensue when this does bust by tomorrow morning. Free snow day for everyone!

  • partyon

    I hate to say it, but unless the snow intensity picks up drastically in the next hour or so, this is going to bust big time. I keep flashing back to New Year’s Day 1999.

  • HeatMiser

    lots of storm looks to still pass over us for many hours…hang in there. Hopefully it will come through for us.

  • RickMckc

    Snowfall intensity has picked up dramatically in the past 30 mins or so. Moderate snow here at I-29 & 64th.

  • mwnavyvet

    i do not see this thing happening – not going to get cool enough, quick enough. there will be A LOT of upset people if this happens. schools closed, public offices closed – all for nothing really. this, if anything should prove testament to how difficult forecasting is. all of the tools at meteorologist’s disposal and nearly everyone was in agreement that this was going to be a massive storm…

    • siraluce

      This is how it works today: Models bad, forecast bad; Models good, forecast good.

      Everyone is looking at the same models and massaging them a bit to personal taste. Thus, the minor differences in the forecast.

      If this turns out like it looks like it will, it will be a good study of how the models can broad brush a system rather than keeping up with its changing dynamics.

  • adammc

    Guys, I agree with previous posts. This is not happening. I’m in Clinton and its been snowing moderate to heavy for hours and it is just slush. It’s just too warm. Gary says it will go below freezing by 2 am but that wont matter. The back end of this storm is going to hit mid and sw missouri. The last NAM had Springfield with 6 inches tomorrow. No historic storm for us. BUST.

  • RickMckc

    Someone mentioned above that this was never forecast to be a big deal until after midnight. Correct. In all models, the 12-9am time frame is where the action is.

    The maturing storm idea is correct, too, however, that maturing is what is producing the TROWAL which is where the intensity is coming from. KC will end up being in or very close to the sweet spot of that and the forecast will verify.

    I will go with a total of >8″ for my location in the Northland. I had about an inch in the snowshower earlier this evening, and maybe 1/2 inch in the past 1/2 hour, so I only need 6.5 more to make it. I am confident we will.

  • partyon

    That’s the problem, I’ve had moderate snow in Odessa for 3 or 4 hours and only have about 2 inches. I don’t see anything downstream that leads me to believe that the intensity of the snow I am currently seeing will increase. the heavy precip seems to diminish as soon as it gets to the “snow zone”

  • Grambo624

    It not even one am and people are already calling it a bust?

  • adammc

    Also the LOW is tracking over Little Rock, not northern Arkansas (Harrison)= the sweet spot for snow in KC per Penner. South South and East East.

  • weatherkcmo

    The temps might have something to say about that Rick. They haven’t really budged much and the snow intensity has been underwhelming.

  • kcjc777

    I like how you all have declared this a bust even though we’re barely into it. Give it some time, it’s not a bust because you say it is, it’s a bust if the storm doesn’t produce. Look how much of this storm we have left. I’m not all that confident right now, but it’s a bit early to be saying it’s a bust.

    If we’re in about the same place at 8am, them I’ll call it a bust/poof/whatever word you like.

    • HeatMiser

      I’m certainly not calling a bust yet, will see what happens overnight. Just starting to get nervous. I hope we still get a lot of snow.

  • RickMckc

    I see what you are seeing. However, the storm is now making it’s turn to the NE and the better dynamics are moving this way.

    • kcjc777

      Yeah, I’m seeing that two, also the northern extent of the snow that was moving south for a while back toward KC is now expanding northward again. We’re getting into the part where we truly find out if this is a bust or not.

  • themonkeysays

    It’s looked like it’s been snowing moderately here for a couple hours, but it definitely sounds more like sleet/rain. There still could be snow throughout the morning. So I think once we find that magic freezing number, an inch or so an hour could still add up to the meteorologists’ forecast amounts. My forecast has been adjusted to a dusting to 10-12 inches on top of the cold snow piles from last storm, but maybe only a dusting to 5-10 inches on the treated roads. We could get more, maybe less, all depending of course on the track of the storm and if it snows harder or softer.

  • HeatMiser

    1 1/2 inches of slush on the pavement in Lawrence at 1:00 am.

  • HeatMiser

    snowy, thick slush

  • partyon

    kcjc777, I am not calling it a bust. I am just extrapolating from what I see on the radar and how the storm has behaved so far. I have no doubts that we may get 5 or 6 inches if the current level of intensity is maintained. However, if the snow does increase in intensity or truly start forming heavy bands that are maintained for more than 10 minutes, there may be a possibility that somebody in the metro area gets 12″ or more. I might even start believing it if the current surge coming through Sedalia and Warrensburg can maintain it’s intensity as it enters the southern metro for more than 30 minutes.

    • fire508

      Current radar shows heavy bands forming SE and moving NW. Storm is RAPIDLY intensifying and is in the process of making the NE turn.

    • kcjc777

      I wasn’t really directing that at you, I have significant doubts right now too, but there are people on here already saying this is a bust.

  • RickMckc

    Well, that’s all for me for this night. Big flakes falling, visibility under a mile, temp at 32, dewpoint 30 at KCI.

    Should be a beautiful morning!

  • Weatherman Kumke

    New Years of 1999. This is a bust.

  • Snow has picked up a bit in olathe ..but still 33…maybe a dusting so far

  • john9892

    Snowing Heavily in SW Olathe Kansas and sticking good

  • Clinton Damn

    Heavy, now light snow, 33 degrees. Minor accumulation.

  • d100patel

    Yea I think you guys are right…When the hard part comes our way I think it will cool the atmosphere, Im looking at a couple things…
    1. look at this map and click the future button at the bottom where it says weather in motion. go to 3 AM to about 7 AM…you can see that heavy stuff pounding us then…This storm has just started 5 hours in, we need to be patient, this storm is gonna drag out.

  • HeatMiser

    lots of heavy snow spiraling towards us. If we can just get a the temp to drop a little. Gary said he thought it would go freezing or below by two am. Let’s see.

  • siraluce

    If tomorrow morning they will forecast the heavy snow to fall in the afternoon.

    Then in the afternoon, that night.

    Then..

    Or maybe I will be wrong and there will be 10 inches of new snow on the ground by sometime tomorrow.

    I can forecast accurately everything except the future.

    • siraluce

      If we recall, originally the precipitation from this system was supposed to start late Sunday. Then it became late Monday afternoon. Then it became Monday at midnight. Then Tuesday at 3 AM into the morning. Then.. Well, we will see…

  • grassmankc

    Went from 1.75″ to 2.25 in the past 30 minutes so Greenwood is at about an inch per hour. It’s been snowing heavily for just over two hours. Temperature has finally cracked 33. Currently 32.8 degrees.

    • siraluce

      Based on the confident forecast, I think you can just sleep in and then act surprised, like everyone else if the heavy snowfall does not materialize. That is what I am going to do.

      And who knows, maybe it will in the morning hours during and/or after the commute, as the latest forecast proclaimed.

  • farmingnolkes

    31 an snowing good at Kearney

  • Joseph Tay

    I was just looking at KC Star website, not sure who does their weather but they are forecasting 6″-10″, that’s more realistic and would lean towards the lower range

  • themonkeysays

    I sort of hope the forecast is still correct, because I was planning on calling in work and telling them “I’m trapped in a foot of blowing snow like everyone else, so there’s no way to possibly make it.” But I guess now I should go to sleep just in case it’s an easy drive into work.

  • fire508

    Remember it is not supposed to snow a foot tonight (or more) During the daytime hrs it will still be snowing with additional accumulations.

  • partyon

    okie, I am starting to believe again. I can see the “gravity wave” moving up from the south currently passing Nevada, MO. It will be interesting to see what happens when it hits the inflow in Johnson Co. MO

  • Blizzard365

    Great news! Snow is falling light to moderate here in northern Shawnee. Snow is now fully sticking. Was slush earlier, now white snow easily accumulating on the ground, and roads. I think we might be in luck!

  • HeatMiser

    Snowing heavily in Lawrence right now.

  • Meir

    New NAM still has 7-10 for op

  • d100patel

    latest NAM “http://www.instantweathermaps.com/NAM-php/showmap-conussfc.php?run=2013022606&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=015″ showing an additional 7-9 inches on what ever we have now…

  • HeatMiser

    Gary made the call on the 2:00 thing. Snow looking white and fluffy on the ground like it should now. Two inches on the pavement in Lawrence. Large area of heavy snow approaching KC, then me in Lawrence.

    • d100patel

      Always can count on you to be up! Yea gary really did nail it, looking at the RAP for instant ground temps for next couple hours, the freezing line drops much further south than it is now.

  • john9892

    Looks like snow is almost moving due west…Really heavy bands coming in and increasing…and seems winds have increased

  • WeatherNerd

    4″ in Louisburg, KS with snow starting to pick up again. Call me crazy, but I still see the south side of the metro (as predicted) verifying with at least 12″. Either way it is going to be a beautiful scene in the morning!

  • d100patel

    snowing HEAVY in Belton, MO Cass County right now…looking good for us down here. Think we have about 3″ so far but that’s it for me, calling it a night, should wake up to a beautiful scene.

  • HeatMiser

    Bring it on, want lots of snow! If only Freezy was here…he’d like this. Cold and snow are his thing you know. LoL

  • adammc

    How can you go to sleep in the midst of a snow storm? NOT DEDICATED. I miss Kcchamps.

  • d100patel

    Alright ill check back in a bit…but looking like near white out conditions here in belton….snowfalling atleast an inch an hour if not more

  • adammc

    Wow that new NAM, d100patel, shows springfield getting as much snow as some points in the KC metro. That is significant. South south

  • fire508

    Nam still showing an additional 12 inches for kc metro threw hr 35 with snow still falling. Appears low will stall in a few hrs and stay for awhile..

  • d100patel

    The size if these flakes are ridiculous…and how about u guys…location and conditions?

  • john9892

    Thundersnow in SW Olathe just now

  • kellyinkc

    ummmmm, where is the snownami? I can still see grass here in Raytown

  • HeatMiser

    Moderate to heavy snow at times in Lawrence

  • grassmankc

    Up to 3 inches in Greenwood. Temperature just won’t budge from 32.8 degrees. Dew point is up to 30.5

  • kellyinkc

    accuweather is down to 2-4 inches

  • springflower

    St joe…still dry, not even a flurry.

  • adammc

    fire508 i really dont think that is going to happen.

  • kellyinkc

    snow dance?

  • adammc

    Oh my, Springfield is in on the good snow. We all knew this would happen. The heavier snow and wrap around is going SOUTH folks. Grass is Raytown will be the story. wow.

    • kellyinkc

      Just a light dusting so far.Grass under trees still visible. Snow is on it just not covered ….. yet. It is snowing now. Driveway still has bare spots.

  • d100patel

    Yea I just looked at a lightning map springfield is lighting up with thundersnow…I think we still have decent bands coming in though…I wouldnt say its gonna miss downtown kc…still get 8 to 12 inches TOTAL not new amounts.

  • HeatMiser

    Very large area of heavy heading into KC

  • john9892

    Ya depends where you live so far as forecasted I-70 southward is the most severe area….Snow has increased so have wind gusts….But would like the temp to drop a bit more

  • goldenroads

    Less than an inch and light snow in Gardner. (just south of Olathe). Hope we get some heavy snow soon.

  • HeatMiser

    Still only a couple of inches in Lawrence. Okay, had enough small time stuff. Bring on the real snow.

  • erstaunlich

    We’ve got almost 2″ already here in Smithville. Trying to keep up on the drive. Very heavy, wet snow. I have lots of pictures, will try to figure out how to post at some point I’m sure.

  • erstaunlich

    And all roads (at least side roads) are covered in at least an inch based on my completely accurate shovel weight estimate.. Just kidding.. Definitely an inch thick on roads up here with a slushy underbelly.

  • HeatMiser

    Topeka weather guy said due to all the time with temps to high he is considering lowering all his estimates to the low end of his predictions. Pathetic. He is projecting five to nine inches for Lawrence. I’m not staying up any later for five inches…that’s a mediocre storm. Certainly no life threatening blizzard or historic storm that was advertised. Epic fail on this one. I give the local Mets an B+ on predicting the last storm and a D+ on this one.
    Night all!

  • adammc

    Snowing hard in Clinton, but you KC folks, don’t bet on high snow amounts. Heavy moisture is out in eastern MO and West Illinois. What is left of that will wrap around and snow from a line from Springfield to St. Louis or a little west. Raytown grass is the story.

  • d100patel

    http://www.instantweathermaps.com/RAP-php/showmap-conussfc.php?run=2013022608&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=015…here is the RAP for the next 15 hours showing new snowfall amount of about 6 inches on top of what you have now…

  • d100patel

    “http://www.instantweathermaps.com/RAP-php/showmap-conussfc.php?run=2013022608&time=PER&var=ASNOWI&hour=018″…here is the RAP for the next 18 hours showing new snowfall amount of about 5-6 inches on top of what you have now…

  • adammc

    Yeah Heat, I think it is safe to say this was a hard forecast for mets. They bombed by throwing around words like “historic” and over estimating snow amounts. I mean the local govt threw out a state of emergency. I hope im wrong about that, and i could be.

  • Up to 4″ in Greenwood. Still close to an inch per hour.

  • adammc

    d100patel thanks for staying up with me :)I wonder how much of that will justify? Notice that little finger extending down to Springfield?

  • erstaunlich

    Oops… I meant click here

  • d100patel

    No prob. Yes this one was a hard to predict storm I think it shud verify…still 6 to 10 inches for any other storm wud be huge for kc…still a good size storm, just put into perspective doesn’t seem like it bc of this last one.i think the team put too much focus into where the bullseye for moisture wud be and not enough for temps…who wud have thought a couple of degrees wud make such a difference I could have sworn it wud bring the cold air with it.

  • Snowing very heaving in Greenwood. Picked up a 1/2″ in the last 20 minutes. Total of 4.5″

  • adammc

    I just really think there is no way 10 inches will pan out.

  • adammc

    I’m a little worried about kcchamps. Seriously. Could be sleeping but I don’t buy it.

  • Bananny

    Just had the power go off and come back on. Snowing hard near WOF

  • networkguy

    Same here Bananny. I’m up in Liberty. I’m worried next time it won’t come back.

  • john9892

    Snowing hard in Sw Olathe and Trees are really starting to sag

  • Blizzard365

    Snowfall rates unimpressive here in Shawnee. 2″ on the ground at best, still holding steady at 34 degrees. Where is that damned cold air at? Fear we are going to bust if we don’t get it very soon. Not looking good. Goodnight all.

  • lsx347

    snow good at 67th and I-35. if it keeps it up till noon I could easily see a foot out of it

  • bellmartin

    Continuing to snow very heavily in midtown KCMO. Trees are coated with snow and swaying under the weight of it.

  • Blizzard365

    Checked outside one last time before bed. Glad I did. 3″ with heavy snow coming down. Measure 1/2″ in 15 mins. Will measure again in 15. Apparently 4″ hour rate!

  • adammc

    Gary you are probably the best met I’ve ever come across. This had to be a hard forecast. It’s no big snows but a cool event, nonetheless. Cheers man.

  • networkguy

    Anyone have a report for Liberty? I just took my sleep meds so I’ll be out soon. I can’t tell if its snowing heavily outside or lightly…also anyone have how much we got so far?

  • kellyinkc

    lost Dish in Raytown, snowing good now. Power outages a possibility

  • john9892

    I dont wanna go asleep :-)

  • kellyinkc

    bus routes cancelled per ATA website

  • john9892

    Looks like the westren extent of this storm is building

  • Farmgirl

    Just did my heat pump clear off. Have four inches in La Cygne. Thundershowers and lightening!

  • jayhawkX

    My DirecTV has been out for hours and my power has been trying to go out for the last 30 minutes. The power keeps almost going out the point where it just turns everything off and comes back on. It’s rather annoying. I’m in Gardner FYI. Be safe everyone…

    • Farmgirl

      Hopefully you can reach your dish and clear away the snow. I have had to clean mine off to keep reception and the drift is getting pretty close to the bottom of it. Guess I’ll have to shovel it out too when it becomes light out. :)

      • jayhawkX

        No chance on cleaning the dish. It is about 30 or 35 feet in the air and I’m sure not getting out the ladder. But my Internet is still working, I have shows recorded on my DVR , and I can watch Channel 41 on my phone; so I think I’ll be okay…

  • Farmgirl

    So what good is it to show power outages. The folks that are without it know it. It would be better to report how the crews are responding to the outages. And live coverage with reporters standing in the snow….we know it is snowing.

    • jayhawkX

      I believe it is a good idea to tell people about power issues because it might tell someone that still has power that they are at risk for losing so they can get prepared. And people just want to know what is going on around the city and how bad it is getting because it’s interesting.

  • john9892

    Seen lights flicker a few tines…but we still got power

  • Freeze Miser

    It’s pretty out there but it doesn’t look like the predicted giant snowfall I hoped for in east Indy.

  • farmingnolkes

    Snowing its butt off 5 to 6 here in Lawson blowing an drifting making it hard to push an keep roads clear

  • About 6.75″ in Greenwood. Been snowing about an inch per hour since it started snowing heavy last night around 11:00PM.

  • trainlver

    Lights flickering in olathe.

  • thomasmidwest

    See power flashes in north kansas city but power still on

  • Twistersis

    Just woke up WHOAH! In east Shawnee, lights flickering, Mr. Twistersis pooling flashlights, batteries, inverter, just in case. Nothing kills a snow buzz like a power outage.Looks like traffic is moving on I-35.

  • rkcal

    The temps are the buzz kill. A decent storm, caution warranted, but no big deal.

  • MIZZOU

    Looks like Rocky is stalling a bit. keeping the southeastern part of the metro in the thick of things for a bit, and to the northeast

  • Overland Park

    Very wet, heavy snow around 95th & Metcalf in Overland Park is now causing limbs to crack on the trees. There is also lots of blue arching in the sky from transformers shorting out. My guess is 3 or 4 inches of slush out on the street. The power outages is going to be the larger story here.

    • spaceotter

      I’m around 83rd and Metcalf. I keep hearing popping outside too, thought it might be transformers because the power keeps dropping in and out but I bet it’s the limbs your referring to.

  • erock89

    post your current snowfall amounts people with location! Over here in Prairie Village I have a new 6.5 inches so far I cleard a path from the last storm so I could measure this storm.

  • spaceotter

    Hair over 7 inches near 83rd and Metcalf.

  • spaceotter

    Next measurement I’ll wear my shoes and not my house slippers….brrr.

  • Greenstein

    Loos like the warm temps really had a negative impact on snow totals, though we’ll gladly take the moisture in any format. I’ve got about 4inches of snow at 159th and Antioch in south JoCo. A far cry from the projected snow amounts for this part of the city.

  • spaceotter

    So Gary’s forecast for my area have verified. If we get 3-6 more inches like he just mentioned it will be right down the middle of his forecasted amount.

  • SouthOlatheGraham

    About 6 1/2 inches in south olathe. Still snowing hard

  • mwnavyvet

    about 6″ in Olathe around mur-len and 159th. Ridiculous looking with all of the snow clinging to everything. Hopefully the wind dies down and we can get past the threat of power outages.

  • spaceotter

    Looks like the snow north of us is starting to turn more south now instead of north west.

  • weatherkcmo

    Looks like the edge is already approaching the metro.