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Winter Storm Warning Northeast Of KC

Good morning bloggers,

There is a lot to discuss this morning.  I made a video and tried to explain how this storm approaching is not being handled by the models well at all.  There are things to look for on the new data, and even though we are just hours away from that rain/snow line developing, there are still uncertainties to the timing of when that rain/snow line will pass through your location.  I think the storm will be coming in a bit slower and stronger today, and this will be important for Kansas City’s snowfall totals.  Let’s take a look.

Today’s Video:


The snowfall forecast I showed at 10 PM last night on 41 Action News:

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And, here is the European Model from overnight:

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The European Model came in with a solution that brought the snow down to the south side of the KC metro area, and still had Overland Park, KS on the edge of a dusting to 5″ of snow.  It will depend on the track and strength of the upper level storm.

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The rain/snow line will set up by later this afternoon and evening, and then we will really be able to narrow in on totals.  We will update this blog around 5:45 PM as this comes into focus.

The strength of the storm will also have big implications on the AFC Championship game. A bit stronger of a storm would lead to colder on Sunday.  Let’s see how this trends today on the models.

Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  This is another storm that was predicted 45 days ago, and it is right on schedule!  Now, the specifics are still quite challenging. Check back in around 6 PM tonight, and watch 41 Action News for the in-depth forecast.  Have a great day.

Gary

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