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Snow Easter or Pass Over?

Happy Easter and Passover bloggers,

Well, it looks like we are going to have a “Snow Easter” and this system will not “Pass Over” our region.  It is pretty crazy for sure. As of 7 AM it was snowing in Maryville, MO and this is the beginning of the event.

Here is a summary of our “Snow Easter”.

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EASTER SUNDAY TIME LINE:

NOW-NOON: The snow increases in northern Missouri and enters the north side of KC after 11 AM. Temperatures will be 27°-29°. Roads will be wet to slushy in snow areas as the April sun angle will help. In heavier snow areas it will be more slick and also in northern Missouri where the snow began around dawn.

NOON -5 PM: Snow likely with sleet mixed in south of I-70. Temperatures will be 26°-28° with roads wet to slushy. In heavier snow and sleet bands the roads may become more slick faster.

5 PM-10 PM: The snow will end in northern Missouri by 5 PM and ending in KC 6-8 PM with temperatures 25°-27°. Any surfaces left untreated will become slick and hazardous.

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SUNDAY EVENING: See the time line above.

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SNOWFALL FORECAST: This was the latest forecast from our hourly updated forecast. We are going a dusting to 2″ in KC and 1″-4″ in northern Missouri. The amounts in KC will be dependent on how much sleet occurs and where the main snow band sets up. This data was trending towards more snow. Also, we will have to watch for heavier showers, perhaps a thunderstorm as those could really increase the totals in a localized area.

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MONDAY MORNING: There will be no precipitation with temperatures well below freezing, so any surfaces left untreated will be quite slick. In areas that clear, lows may drop to the teens.

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MONDAY AFTERNOON: The clouds will thicken up and there may be some drizzle as temperatures rise into the 30s. Temperatures will rise above freezing by noon, so icy surfaces will turn wet.

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MONDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY: This is where the weather may get a bit crazy. There are signs that warmer air will rush in Monday night and we may be near 50° Tuesday morning with areas of rain and drizzle. Tuesday afternoon will see a new cold blast and temperatures falling back to the 30s after the rain ends. A hard freeze is likely Wednesday morning, but surfaces should be dry before any black ice would form.

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Happy Easter!

Jeff Penner

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