Snow Coming Tomorrow

Hey Bloggers!

How interesting the snowfall projections for New Year’s Eve are becoming!  As we wait for tomorrow’s snow, we started this morning with some sunshine! 

High cirrus clouds are shown in this early morning picture above the P&L District.  They were the first sign that things are changing.  It’ll be dry this afternoon with most of the metro hitting the 40s, and that will feel nice.

Although the south breeze is the main reason our high temperatures will be the warmest they’ve been in roughly a week, they’ll still add a chill to the 40-degree air.  The clouds thicken this evening, but it will remain dry well past bedtime.

We’ll be watching the south tonight for the approaching storm.  By 2 a.m. powercast shows snow beginning to develop in southern Kansas.

And by 5:30 a.m., the snow begins to creep into the metro from the south.

It will likely be a light to moderate snow developing in the morning.  Isolated heavy snow could develop, with the most likly areas to experience any heavier snow south and east of downtown.

Both GFS and NAM forecasting models are showing a lull in the activity during the afternoon…with more setting up west of KC.
The band of snow west of KC shown in pink above would then be able to track through our area.  This would give the potential for a heavier round of snow Monday Evening.  If it develops, it could move through KC…or track to the north while weakening.  Any snow would taper off Tuesday morning before you wake up.

Below is the snowfall forecast for ALL DAY MONDAY AND OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.  We’re going to have to see some of the heavier snow to move into KC either Monday morning or evening to get the snowfall amounts on the forecast map below, otherwise it’d be a long day of very light snow with an inch of accumulation.
As of this morning, the NWS had not put us in a Winter Weather Advisory for Monday.  Most likely because the snowfall is forecast to steadily fall over a long period of time – so it’s questionable how much the roads will suffer.  However, I do think we will eventually be placed under a Winter Weather Advisory with a focus on New Year’s Eve travelers.

We’ll have another update this afternoon with any change in forecast snowfall totals and advisory updates.

-GW

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  1. This isn’t anything huge, just a nice decorative snow to ring in the new year. It also looks like the 6z NAM and GFS finally agree, the NAM just has about 2-3″ more snow. I’d say George has a very decent forecast at this point. :)

    “http://grib2.com/gis-snow-overlays3.php3?BASEHR=06Z&STATIONID=EAX”
    “http://wxcaster4.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays3.php3?BASEHR=06Z&STATIONID=EAX”

  2. I’d sure like to see that swath of higher snow amounts make it to the KC area. We’ve moved up our annual New Years Eve shrimp boil to earlier tomorrow so we can all make it home safe while the snow if falling. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  3. how dissapointing but thats nothing new around here anymore. I was hoping the 6-10 range but i guess thats to much to ask for. I knew those models never work in our favor

  4. While I was certainly hoping for more snow, considering the drought we’re in, I’ll take it. Will be enough for the kids to go sledding. Happy New Year to all!!!

  5. George, Two last questions… What station will you be forecasting for in Florida,and will you have a interactive weather blog that I(KFC) :) can invade ??? Best wishes. signed Kevin, Pres. of KFC(KEVINS FORECAST CENTER). Have a good 1. :) p.s. KFC is NOT affiliated with the LRC…

  6. NOOOOOO!!! Sorry but I am one who as I get older tend to hate the snow, hate having to get out in it… am in the process of recovering from an injured ankle and don’t like the idea of having to get out in snow and ice… if anyone wants all my snow they may have it!!!!

  7. Wait, the NAM isn’t showing 6+ anymore? It trended towards the GFS? No winter storm watches??

    Who would have thought?? ;)

    • 12z NAM showing even a bit less moisture, around .5″ qpf. The GFS has become slightly more moist, but at this point you are right!

  8. K so…everyone talks about the “off hours” of the models.. Was the latest run in the off hours or does everyone think this forecast will stay the same?

  9. I’ll still say 4+ in my backyard and at KCI. And yes, I am not right in the head. You can see it in my picture.

    • I understand your an old man w/ nothing to do,but can you,and some of these others,”get a life”??? Find something constructive to do,and give this blog a rest…It,s apparent(a grand parent) you don,t have one. :)

  10. Heh heh…I live in Lawrence!

    KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-311100-
    REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
    POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
    WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
    459 AM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

    THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL…NORTH
    CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS.

    .DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

    THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

    .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

    THE NEXT CHANCE FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION IS FORECAST TO OCCUR MONDAY
    INTO TUESDAY MORNING. THE BEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL
    BE AFTER 6AM MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT. AREAS ALONG AND SOUTH OF
    I-70 ALSO APPEAR TO HAVE THE BETTER CHANCE AT SEEING ACCUMULATING
    SNOW. AS FOR SNOW TOTALS…AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT AREAS
    NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70 COULD SEE 2 INCHES OR LESS WHILE AREAS
    SOUTH OF I-70 COULD SEE 2 TO AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST
    AMOUNTS POSSIBLE SOUTH OF A CONCORDIA TO LAWRENCE LINE. STAY
    TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS SYSTEM.

    • REGARDING SNOW AMOUNTS…THIS FORECAST PACKAGE REFLECTS AN UPTICK IN
      PRECIP AMOUNTS AND SNOW AMOUNTS AS MODELS HAVE STARTED TO ALIGN WITH
      EACH OTHER WITH SLIGHTLY MORE ROBUST QPF OUTPUT. ECMWF/GFS/NAM/SREF
      ALL ACCUMULATE APPROXIMATELY A HALF INCH OF QPF BETWEEN 12Z MONDAY
      THROUGH 12Z TUESDAY…WITH ALMOST ALL OF THAT PRECIP FALLING IN THE
      FORM OF SNOW. GIVEN THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED MITIGATING FACTORS FOR
      ROBUST QPF AMOUNT AND SUBSEQUENT SNOW TOTALS HAVE OPTED TO FORECAST
      QPF TOTALS RUNNING LOWER THAN MODEL QPF OUTPUT. WITH THAT BEING SAID
      THIS FORECAST DOES REPRESENT AN INCREASE IN QPF/SNOW TOTAL FROM THE
      PREVIOUS PACKAGE DUE TO THE GENERAL CONSENSUS IN AT LEAST A QUARTER
      INCH OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT BEING PRODUCED. UTILIZING SNOW RATIOS
      RANGING FROM 10 TO 1 SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 35 TO ROUGHLY 13 TO 1 ALONG
      AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70 HAVE OBTAINED APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 5 INCHES
      OF SNOW ACROSS THE CWA…WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OCCURRING IN CENTRAL
      KANSAS…ROUGHLY ALONG INTERSTATE 70.

  11. If anything, would expect the weakening trend on the models to continue today. The going forecast of 2-4 seems reasonable at this time, however don’t be shocked if many only see a inch or two since the storm will be in a weakening state as its moving by.

  12. We’re flying into STL at 5:30 pm Monday and then driving home to KC. At least that is the PLAN. Looking like a long New Years Eve for us.

  13. It’ll be interesting to see what the RAP says tomorrow. It isn’t far enough to show what happens over our area yet, however out west it does show the wave being stronger as it rounds the coast into the Sonoran Desert.

  14. Yes, very interesting read from the NWS this morning. They are hedging their bet toward the lower totals as well.

    • Yes, still a chance for the models to shift back to showing the lesser amounts from yesterday indicated by the global models. Otherwise forecasted totals might have to be increased again.

  15. Why does everyone get so upset over snowstorms that are 2-4 inches? If you want more snow, move north. KC averages about 20″ of snow per season. Spread that over, 4 months, and that’s 5″ per winter month. It’s not typical to get “big” 6+” snow storms here. The 09-10 and 10-11 winters spoiled some us with the 35-40+” of snow. Those were just rare winters.

  16. Well if you take the models at face value, the minimum qpf is .25″, which is just over 3″ at a 13:1 ratio. There’s easily room for this to weaken and only give us 1-2″, but if they got this storm perfect today, up to .5″ qpf would be about 6.5″ which would have a much bigger impact. My thoughts are pretty similar to TOP’s right now, a general 2-4″ with a few places maybe getting 5-6″ if the storm can hold together a bit longer.

  17. I know this sounds like a rant and it kinda is. I now remember why Kansas City sucks. The weather sucks nothing exciting ever happens around here, our sports team suck to high heaven. The job market is not the best anymore as of the vacant buildings down town that speaks for itself. There is nothing to do but the same ole stuff once you lived here 35 yrs it gets old nothing changes.

    now i remember why when i was in highschool i said i was getting out of here. gotta start looking for new areas to find work

    • Life “has” gone down hill for you 83…Your to old for the Navy,”See The World,join the Navy”…To old for the Marines,”The Few,The Proud,The Marines”,,,The Army,”Be All That You Can Be”,crap…Maybe,just maybe,you can start your own lawn mowing business…I here that they have money coming out of there A$$,these are comments I have heard on this blog(which very rarely lies)…Then you can afford to have fun…Maybe you might find a girl friend,if thats how you swing…Good luck…

  18. 12z GFS keeps the weakening trend coming. About a 3 inch max for the metro on that one.

    What a difference a day makes on the models. No more fantasy storm totals.

  19. Uh oh, it won’t be long before they start throwing the dusting word around, back away from the ledge folks!

  20. What source are you using to look at the models? I see the new GFS actually being wetter, and it isn’t all the way out either.

    • 6z: “http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/gfs/06/gfs_namer_060_precip_ptot.gif”
      12z: “http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/gfs/12/gfs_namer_057_precip_ptot.gif”

  21. i wont even start with the miltary cause of political belifs. I dont belive in the lawn mowing business either. If you get no precip grass sure as hell not gonna grow. This year has beena example of that.

  22. George at least you will see snow before you leave. Maybe.

    George have fun in sunny Florida. Care to give your thoguhts on the validity of the LRC now that mr. boss can’t punish you for saying that it’s a crock lol :).

    Mcabby your forecast will be wrong. Don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. This storm is going to die on our doorstep and we’ll get 1-2 inches.
    Have a good Sunday everyone and happy new year unless your chinese then you’ll have to wait.

  23. yea George good lucky in flordia wish you the best. I commend you for getting out of this crap ball we call KC

  24. Here’s a memory aid for future snows…NAM is Not A Model you want to rely on. Especially if both the gfs and euro are saying something different. All models tend to overdo qpf, but the NAM is the worst.

  25. Well, certainly not as enjoyable to follow the models today as it was yesterday. Still seems like a 2-5″ storm for our area, which is at least good for the ongoing drought, even if not as exciting as we hoped for. Glad I cashed in my chips last night instead of waiting up. Would not have been thrilled to have stayed up for that data.

    Now it seems the biggest variable will be how quickly the storm weakens as it approaches us. At the moment, both models are still looking like 3-5″ for KC, but the trend is a weakening one on the NAM, while the GFS is remaining pretty consistent with QPF and snowfall totals.

  26. I read the blog everyday. Rarely do I comment. When I do, it’s usually because Salina is going to get some snow. I just moved here in August for school. I can’t wait to be out here during severe weather season!!

    • I have a couple of videos I shot of the tornadoes,last spring on You Tube…Search(google)tushchaser videos,and they,ll pop-up… There is no were to hide…

  27. Either way you look at it, even if we only get an inch out of this system we are still way ahead of where we were last winter in terms of snowfall.

  28. Remember Everyone,,,W/Gary out of town,and George being a Lame Duck Met., I,m the only one on this blog that can respond ,who has the knowledge to answer your comments…So,,, SLOW DOWN,and I,ll respond as soon as I can… :)

  29. We are but its still pretty sad that we get excited over 1-2″ of it. We’re due for 6″+ one here soon.

  30. This storm sounds more and more pathetic. The latest blog’s forecast is we will get almost nothing to something (1 inch to 4 inches). Thanks for clearing up for us that we will get almost nothing to something.

  31. First, would like to say that, coming from Topeka, I enjoy this blog as it is much more in depth and informative than anything we have locally.

    One thing that is sort of challenging living in the NE KS area is that the snow projection amounts are always hit or miss. Even as a snow lover, I’d almost rather it not snow at all if it’s only going to snow about 1-3 inches. Once you’ve seen one weak snowstorm, you’ve seen them all. Really hoping this storm can pump out ~4+ inches for the Topeka area! Would be a nice surprise considering about a week ago there was no snow in the forecast.

    Still hearing from the local stations that this is maybe going to stay too far south/west, even of Topeka….

  32. 5-8 INCHER BUT IT LOOKS NOW LIKE IT MAY NEED TO GROW, I DO NOT THINK THE SHEAR AN PHASING WILL GET TO THIS UNTIL EAST OF HERE AND QFP OF .50+ AT A 12-1 TO 13-1 RATIO GETS US TEHERE

    THIS IS ALSO A DURATION EVENT AND A QUARTER INCH AN HOUR FOR 8-12 HRS WILL ADD UP THROW IN 1-3 HRS OF MOD SNOR AND …… WE GET IT IN THE BACK DOOR WITH 5-8 INCHES….

  33. I will probably get close to 5″ here in phill… Like I said yesterday, gotta love the trolls. Tush you do not have any tornado videos. You wouldn’t be such a douche if you did. Or maybe you did record one and debris hit you in the head and made you the way you are now. Either way, you need serious help. Last time ill ever acknowledge you or your other name muku.

    Everyone get excited! 2-4 still looks good with locally higher amounts definitely still possible!!!

    • McGabby,All you do on this blog is rant…You speak without knowledge…You,my little one,carry on w/ no substance…18 HOURS you were posting yesterday,and not one post made sense…You got 5 hrs. of sleep this morning,and your right back on here posting w/ nothing to say,except GIBBERISH… GOOD DAY TO YOU… P.S. You NEVER checked my videos,or even tried,did you???

    • Hmmm, perhaps you are right. I shouldn’t give the weather guys a hard time about predicting that we’ll get either something or nothing. That kind of clarification in invaluable.

  34. I will be very happy with 2 to 4 inches in St Louis. Its been almost 2 years since I last saw more than 2 inches of snow on the ground. Pathetic

    • Don’t they have a blog in St Lou for you to go on? If not maybe tornado sally (katie horner) can start one with you when she gets to channel 4! That would be grand wouldn’t it?

  35. Latest map from the HPC, granted this map is 9 hours old now..

    “http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/day2_psnow_gt_04.gif”

  36. A little perspective on Kansas City snowstorms. Climatologically speaking, the most common snowfalls in Kansas City by far are in the 1-3″ range. Snowfalls over 6″ are relatively rare here. The abundance of 6″+ snowfalls here 2 and 3 winters ago was a significant anomaly. So expect 1-3 inches out of this storm, at most, and if more falls consider it a bonus. No more comments from me today, (with the possible exception of responding to someone else’s post) NFL football has my undivided attention from now till bedtime with my teams’ (the Chiefs aren’t one of them) games having significant playoff implications.

    • Thanks seds. I’m saying 1-3 as well. Good luck with your teams as the Chiefs will get smoked today! Still can’t believe Gary and Miky give Hunt their money for season tickets. FOOLS

    • A little perspective on your comments….bizarrely ignorant! The average KC snowfall has nothing to do with a particular storm’s potential. I agree, go back to football and quit boring us with your failed attempt at intellectual platitudes.

      • My comment was not directed to ignorant fools such as yourself. Since the models now aren’t giving us very much and there was a lot of discrepancy in them yesterday, the comment was meant in the spirit that folks should take a philosophical attitude about snow here and not get worked up about it if a big snow does not materialize. It was not meant to be an “intellectual platitude.”

        Grow up emotionally, weather@$$. You sound like an ignorant baby. I think I hear your mama calling you.

  37. stink, I am from Blue Springs

    St Louis Weather Forecasters are a joke and nobody has any blogs out here

  38. I would pay to be the moderator of this blog lol… I wish someone would check it every now and then. Learning to ignore all the crap and respond to the ones that actually add something on here. Can’t wait for the snow to start tomorrow. What time are try expecting it to start?

    • That’s a good question Phillip. My wife was just asking me that. I’m not sure what time it is supposed to kick off. Seems like mid morning to me, but that’s pretty much a straight guess.

      • McGabby I think you are going to be disapointed in the totals tomorrow. 1-3 inches max being closer to 1-2 I think. Time will tell. Snow is expected in the am sometime I would say around 8 or 9.

  39. Not sure why there are always fools who have to come onto blogs on the internet just to be an ass

    Get a life

  40. Im thinking 2-5” of snow for Kansas City. With 4-6” of snow west of a line of Lawrence to Emporia to Newton KS

  41. Typical weatherman’s forecast these days: “Oh, this storm is very complex. We could get a lot of something or some of nothing or a little of both. Let’s wait until the storm hits before making a final call on this one, mabye a little longer. I will go out on a limb and predict we will probably get a trace to six inches, give or take. Don’t hold me to that though, because things can change. We will get something or nothing though…take that to the bank. Tune in again tonight as this forecast could totally change.

  42. THe NWS is not even issuing a WWA at this point. They are thinking only 1-2 inches as well. Time will tell. Will mother nature leave KC at the altar again?

    • There is a WWA a little west in KS. They will issue one for us probably this evening. They are currently forecasting 2-4 inches for this area.

      • Um, you I think. I think he thought that because what you said about he the nws predicting on 1-2 inches for our area was totally untrue.

        • Hey donkey look at the forecast discussion from the NWS at 11:41 am. They were saying no headlines at this time and predicting 1-3 inches. I don’t know what changed their minds in 15 minutes. Before opening your donkey mouth check into the facts.

  43. Winter Weather Advisory
    URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
    1201 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

    …ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR NEW YEARS EVE…

    .PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN MONDAY MORNING AND LAST
    INTO EARLY TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES
    ARE EXPECTED. FALLING TEMPERATURES MONDAY EVENING MAY LEAD TO ICY
    ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

    KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ012>014-020>025-028>033-037>040-043>046-
    053-054-310215-
    /O.NEW.KEAX.WW.Y.0005.121231T1200Z-130101T1200Z/
    ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-
    JOHNSON KS-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-
    LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-
    RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-
    COOPER-BATES-HENRY-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATCHISON…PAOLA…MOUND CITY…TROY…
    LEAVENWORTH…OVERLAND PARK…OLATHE…SAVANNAH…CAMERON…
    GALLATIN…JAMESPORT…ST. JOSEPH…PLATTSBURG…HAMILTON…
    POLO…CHILLICOTHE…BROOKFIELD…MACON…LA PLATA…PARKVILLE…
    PLATTE CITY…WESTON…LIBERTY…EXCELSIOR SPRINGS…RICHMOND…
    CARROLLTON…SALISBURY…KEYTESVILLE…MOBERLY…KANSAS CITY…
    INDEPENDENCE…LEXINGTON…CONCORDIA…MARSHALL…FAYETTE…
    NEW FRANKLIN…RAYMORE…HARRISONVILLE…PLEASANT HILL…
    WARRENSBURG…SEDALIA…BOONVILLE…BUTLER…RICH HILL…CLINTON
    1201 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

    …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST
    TUESDAY…

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS
    ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
    6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY.

    * LOCATIONS…AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF U.S. 36 HIGHWAY.

    * TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND LAST INTO EARLY
    MONDAY AFTERNOON. THERE MAY BE A LULL IN THE ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE
    MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE ADDITIONAL SNOW DEVELOPS MONDAY EVENING AND
    EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS
    UP TO 5 INCHES.

    * IMPACTS…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
    CONDITIONS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

    * OTHER IMPACTS…SOME SNOW MAY MELT ON ROADWAYS AND OTHER SURFACES
    DURING THE DAY MONDAY…BEFORE RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES CAUSES
    THIS MOISTURE TO FREEZE AFTER DARK. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ON TOP
    OF ICY ROADS MAY CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS MONDAY
    EVENING AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
    CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
    ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

  44. URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
    1201 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

    …ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR NEW YEARS EVE…

    .PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN MONDAY MORNING AND LAST
    INTO EARLY TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES
    ARE EXPECTED. FALLING TEMPERATURES MONDAY EVENING MAY LEAD TO ICY
    ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

    KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ012>014-020>025-028>033-037>040-043>046-
    053-054-310215-
    /O.NEW.KEAX.WW.Y.0005.121231T1200Z-130101T1200Z/
    ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-
    JOHNSON KS-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-
    LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-
    RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-
    COOPER-BATES-HENRY-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATCHISON…PAOLA…MOUND CITY…TROY…
    LEAVENWORTH…OVERLAND PARK…OLATHE…SAVANNAH…CAMERON…
    GALLATIN…JAMESPORT…ST. JOSEPH…PLATTSBURG…HAMILTON…
    POLO…CHILLICOTHE…BROOKFIELD…MACON…LA PLATA…PARKVILLE…
    PLATTE CITY…WESTON…LIBERTY…EXCELSIOR SPRINGS…RICHMOND…
    CARROLLTON…SALISBURY…KEYTESVILLE…MOBERLY…KANSAS CITY…
    INDEPENDENCE…LEXINGTON…CONCORDIA…MARSHALL…FAYETTE…
    NEW FRANKLIN…RAYMORE…HARRISONVILLE…PLEASANT HILL…
    WARRENSBURG…SEDALIA…BOONVILLE…BUTLER…RICH HILL…CLINTON
    1201 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

    …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST
    TUESDAY…

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS
    ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
    6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY.

    * LOCATIONS…AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF U.S. 36 HIGHWAY.

    * TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND LAST INTO EARLY
    MONDAY AFTERNOON. THERE MAY BE A LULL IN THE ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE
    MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE ADDITIONAL SNOW DEVELOPS MONDAY EVENING AND
    EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS
    UP TO 5 INCHES.

    * IMPACTS…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
    CONDITIONS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

    * OTHER IMPACTS…SOME SNOW MAY MELT ON ROADWAYS AND OTHER SURFACES
    DURING THE DAY MONDAY…BEFORE RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES CAUSES
    THIS MOISTURE TO FREEZE AFTER DARK. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ON TOP
    OF ICY ROADS MAY CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS MONDAY
    EVENING AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

  45. THE 6+ PLUS COMENT ON SNOW IS CORRECT MANY 2,3,4 INCHERS 2,3,5 WINTERS AGO WAS AN EXCEPTION EVEN FO STJOE, BUT THE WINTER OF 10-11 WAS ZIPPO.

    6+ IS DOABLE CASE IN POINT NWS IN KC UPPING ITS FOREAST TO 2-4 LOCALLY 5 IS THE START.

    5-8 INCHER

  46. I’ve seen these scenarios before where the snow gets as close as Lawrence and then there’s a sharp cuttoff in accumulations . Just sayin

  47. Where is Champs and his maps? People are counting on you Champs to post those maps and then explain what they say.

  48. I’m pumped for the snow! And not much wind, so it’ll be good to watch! Not just blowing around everywhere. It’s been awhile since we had a nice light snow event that is going to last several hours like this one!

  49. The good thing about the snow tomorrow is a lot of people are off work, and there shouldn’t be a lot of traffic

  50. Good point ChiefsFan , by the way do you think the “Clark’s” will clean house immediately following today’s debacle in Denver or do you think they’ll wait until tomorrow ?

    • Pioli is going to try to save his job. He shouldn’t be back. I don’t see how Hunt can bring him back. It would be a public relations disaster for sure. Romeo is already gone. There are reports if you believe them that Marty Schottenheimer will be the next coach. I have not been able to confirm that. I have been tols that Pioli will be gone as of Monday.

    • Nice site.

      “http://wxweb.meteostar.com/sample/sample.shtml?text=kmci”

      … shows about .3 of moisture for KCI. At a minimum 13:1 ratio I will stay with my 4″ or more at KCI.

  51. @ChiefsFan … I think you are correct. They all have to fly back together from Denver tonight.

    Latest HPC precip forecast shows about .3″ of moisture for our area.

    “http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/d12_fill.gif”

  52. Okay. Do we all agree that tushchaser and mukustink are the same person? Do we all agree that this blog would be better off and more enjoyable without them? Do we all agree that wishing them dead is too harsh but that wishing they would lose all access to the Internet would be awesome? Do we all agree that we should start a petition to get tushchaser and mukustink (as well as their IP address…wait…their IP address would probably be the same given that they are the same person) banned from this blog. And, finally, do we all agree that reading a post by tushchaser and/or mukustink is as unpleasant as when you throw up a little in the back of your mouth?