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Good morning bloggers,
The snow started falling on the Plaza at 3:30 AM. This storm is intensifying as we described this morning, just as it is passing the Kansas/Missouri state line. This will place us in some heavy bands of snow, but this system is moving fast. Here is the RUC 500 mb forecast map showing the upper low forming just southeast of Kansas City:
Cold air is blasting in from the northwest and winds are about to increase to 40 mph or stronger. We may have 50 mph wind gusts and this will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. The surface low is strengthening and quite impressive. take a look at this 4 AM surface map:
Let us know what you are experiencing.
The snowflake contest officially ended at 5:12 AM when Jeff Penner measured our first inch of snow. Here is the back edge of this, what will likely be a, 5 hour snowstorm and mini-blizzard:
Thank you for participating on the Action Weather Blog. How much snow did you receive? And, have a great day.