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Snow showers today!

Good morning,

Snow flurries already falling in K-C!  March is roaring like a lion.  

Below is a Satellite/Radar image from 6:30 this morning.  It shows a couple of areas of snow showers in eastern Nebraska and central Iowa.  They are headed our way.  At most there would be a light dusting in  a couple of areas, otherwise these should not accumulate.

RadSat March1

    Today will be cloudy & cold with temperatures all day struggling to reach freezing.  We are forecasting a high of only 33°

     Over the weekend, an area of high pressure arrives tomorrow to bring sunshine and a psychological lift, a reminder that Spring is 19 days away.  It arrives on March 20th at 6:02 am!  As we dive deeper into March, the sun will be climbing higher into the sky.  That stronger March sunshine this weekend should help to start the melting of this deep snowpack.  But will more snow fall next week?

     There is a small but vigorous upper low headed our way Monday night. 

Monday Night 500mb

 

There are a lot of questions about this storm.  Here is what I know at this point.

1) It’s not as big a storm as the last two storms that walloped us with 20.3 inches of snow over the last week of February.

2) It’s a fast-moving system.  And even if it maximized here, the most it would produce would be 1 to 4 inches of snow.

3) It needs to be watched closely as its exact path will determine what types of precip & how much precip we will see next Monday night into the rush hour Tuesday morning.

 4) How much influence will the blocking high over Canada have on the path of the storm?  Lately the blocking high has put us in the    bulls eye.  But again even if we are in the bulls eye this won’t be a huge snowstorm.

The blocking over eastern Canada will break down by the middle of next week allowing a major warm up to start next Thursday.  At this point we are going with highs near 60 late next week.  Have a great weekend.  Check back over the weekend for blog updates from Jeff Penner.  Gary will be back Sunday night after the Pet Telethon on 38 the Spot!

Have a great day!

Brett

 

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26 comments to Snow showers today!

  • goodlifegardens

    Garden City/Creighton Very light snow here. Just little tiny beads. The Cass County road crews have done a great job. I don’t even mind digging out the driveway again with each pass because the roads just keep getting better. There are places where they moved drifts that created piles are well over 10′, maybe even 15′ deep in the ditches. Might actually melt by the 4th of July. In the mean time it needs to melt enough to get more hay to the cows next week.

  • Next Weeks forecast is depressing :(

    Winter ’13-’14 starts in:

    8 Months
    4 Weeks
    1 Day
    15 Hrs
    40 Mins

    Can’t wait for more snow!

  • kcpurpledog

    Boo 60 degrees!!!! It should snow all year. Actually, I love the snow, especially the big storms, but it will be nice to get some warm temps too this close to spring.

  • dogsinkc

    I agree with the last two posts; I’ve really enjoyed these past few weeks. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that March will be another month of above average temps with below average precip.

    • HeatMiser

      That’s interesting considering the forecast is for exactly the opposite…cooler temps and more precip

  • Kole Christian

    Any maps that someone can post on the upcoming storm? I want more snow!

  • stjoeattorney

    In STJOE we have received a dusting in areas that are shaded temperature is 26° steady.

    As far as winter being complete know it is not. Keep in mind average normal temperature for the past 30 years the period ended 2010 48° and 25°. February was a coldwe than average, the first we had in quite some time.

    Everything aside, I was looking at the drought monitor and we are still in a severe drought in this area. It is noted as improved, also, interesting is the 30 day forecast by the National Weather Service for the month of March is above-average precipitation with an equal chance of average temperatures. What I suspect that means on temperatures, in the continued large swings that we have been experiencing. Those large swings in temperatures to defend themselves to several snow events in March.

  • Alex Pickman

    Thick Dusting in South St. Joe at Menards. Been watching is fall steadily all morning at work. I could use one more big snowstorm or even a decent one and ill be satisfied. Then Spring is welcome to come on in. I’ve had the ich to fish lately but I’m hoping to not scratch that itch just yet, bring on some more snow!

  • Kole Christian

    Flurries in Riverside, MO

  • mgsports

    60’s are need but more then one day please.
    http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/01/4094129/kshb-to-offer-new-digital-tv-network.html

    March 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    All the Cable Systems in KC area have KSHB Action Waether Plus so TWCKC would be the only one moving it by Live Well Network.
    Maybe they could add 41.3 and put Weather Channel their because other then KCPT and KPXE none of the stations here have more then one Digital Sub Channel yet.
    Bounce TV still TBA for KC area 2013 but Lancaster,KS can pick it up on the Cable systems their.
    IONSHOP is coming to KC because Digital Antenna picks it up here. Qubo and Life isn’t on Comcast here yet. I predict Comcast will added Metro Sports HD/2 and Weather and other regional Sports Networks at sometime.
    KTWU HD and maybe it’s digital Sub Channels will come to Surewestkc on the Kansas side.

  • yewtrees

    Snowfall Totals in Kansas City History from the NOAA database.

    “http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=kcwinterstats”

  • mowermike

    “http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays.php3?STATIONID=EAX”

    Close…. this is for Monday night

    My thoughts back on Jan. 18th…

    mowermike
    January 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    I believe the SW train of Pacific storms will start rolling again soon, ya know the ones that have missed us to the south and east, this time, KC’s turn. Feb. and March won’t be boring.

    We will end up with more then 18 inches of snow…book that!! I give it a 50% chance that someone close by ends up with 25 inches.
    Should be a fun end to winter. There’s going to be one storm between now and March 20th where the northern stream and the southern stream meet up for a drink here in KC, that storm will be the fun one.

    Waiting on the parade of storms…………………

    All good news for the ongoing drought. This melt down of the snow should be beautiful for the start of spring.

  • mowermike

    garylezak
    January 16, 2013 at 5:38 PM
    On the 2 to 4 chances, I am 100% using the LRC. We will have the storm systems, that already barely produced the two to three small snows returning next month.

    Gary

    Good call!!!

  • mowermike

    NAM has the Monday storm way up in the northern plains. GFS closer to KC. Certainly not agreeing with each other.

    The forecast does call for the potential of 50’s later next week, hopefully the 50’s will be for a few days then some cold following. We don’t want the snow pack to melt fast as most will run off the soil and not get as deep in the soil as we need it to.

  • Easton KS has been getting snowed on all day. Steady snow. Nice flakes. All melting of course but just pretty as can be. I’m teaching at school right now and it’s just funny to see snow fall all day and the window I’m watching it from is not my house!

  • Kcchamps

    “http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/Image.php?model=gfs&area=namer&param=precip_p24&cycle=18&image=gfs%2F18%2Fgfs_namer_102_precip_p24.gif”

    Just a little further south west and we will see 5″+ here

  • blue8091

    I’ve had flurries here all day long, non-stop. While ago it picked up and had nice big fluffy flakes. Now it seems to have stopped. Snow looks so pretty when it first falls…now not so pretty – mounds of dirty snow everywhere – and ice is no fun. Nearby there seems to be an area on side of street, neighborhood dogs carved out and really like – a potty buffet – yellow snow everywhere. Never been so happy/grossed out at the same time.

  • Emaw

    Monday night / Tuesday will be a non-event 0.00″ of snow. The melt down will be in full force by Wednesday !

  • Kcchamps

    “http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays2.php3?STATIONID=EAX”

    18z GFS snow map, Just a bit further south and we will have another SNOW event here in the metro

  • wow that is close kcchamps! who knows what could happen in 3 days

  • snowplowman

    I have to make some decisions regarding snow removal from athletic facilities. Based on the current long range temp forecast, can any of you give me an educated guess regarding when the accumulated (not piled) snow will melt?