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The Snow is Here, Mostly

Good Saturday bloggers,

The last measurable snow before today was January 5th.  The streak has officially ended at KCI, but there are many locations still waiting.  Northern Missouri will not see measurable snow and as I write this, Overland Park and Olathe are still waiting for their first flakes.  It looks like snow will fall on those cities before this day ends.  We are once again having a small and totally dysfunctional storm.  That is the way it has been this season.  So, lets go through this odd storm system.

WEATHER TRACK RADAR: We are watching an area of snow east of Concordia, KS.  It looks like this area will slide southeast into the KC area and bring legitimate snow to the south side.

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POWERCAST 1 PM: You can see the southwest side of KC to Ottawa are seeing the snow as that band in northeast Kansas slides southeast,

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SNOWFALL FORECAST: We have a 2-3″ area around Liberty.  That may be a bit overdone, but there was some heavier snow there earlier in the morning.  So, this is total for the whole event.  Most locations will see a dusting to 1-2″.  Notice, how north of St. Joseph and south of the KC area will see little to no accumulation.  Locations south of KC may see snow, but with little accumulation as temperatures there rise above 32.  This is a small, odd system that happens to be centered around I-70 in our area.  Also, this accumulation forecast is for mostly grassy surfaces.  Paved surfaces will be mostly wet with some 1/8″ to 1/2″ slush spots especially in the heavier snow areas.  Bridges and overpasses will be the most slick as temperatures remain below freezing all day.  The March sun angle will help the roads through the day.

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FORECAST: The main snow for the whole city will occur 11 AM to 3 PM.  After 3 PM the snow will race away to the south and weaken.  Now, the March sun angle will help the roads during the daylight hours, but once the sun sets, we will have to watch for re-freezing and more widespread black ice.  There is also a chance for some freezing fog by morning.

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Remember to SPRING FORWARD TONIGHT, 1 hour.

Have a great weekend.

Jeff

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