Good Sunday bloggers,
The second system is over after producing around 1/2″ of snow north of I-70 and a dusting of snow with freezing drizzle south of the river. There was some freezing drizzle north of the river as well. Also, the event started in all areas with a band of sleet/graupel and snow showers. KCI received 0.5″ of snow, and this is the official total for Kansas City.
So, now we are up to 23.1″ of snow for the season which is about 4.5″ of snow above the last three years combined and the seasonal average. We are going to be adding to these totals Tuesday and Wednesday.
Here is the timeline for the third event. We will have to watch for the potential of a mix southeast of Kansas City, let’s go day by day below.
SUNDAY: Snow will be occurring along I-80 with flurries and snow showers possible in Missouri, near the Iowa border. We will be near the clearing line, so some sun is likely. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s.
MONDAY: It will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 20s. A weak disturbance may bring a flurry during the afternoon. Lows will be in the teens to around 20, colder if we have some breaks in the clouds Monday morning.
TUESDAY MORNING: It will be mostly cloudy and dry with lows around 20. A large shield of precipitation will be organizing from the Rockies to the southeast USA.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT: Here we go! The snow arrives, most likely, after 3-4 PM so the kids should have school Tuesday. If the snow speeds up, then schools may close or have early dismissal. This storm will have temperatures 10-15 degrees warmer than the one from Friday. So, a rain-mix-snow line will be in Missouri. The heaviest snow usually occurs near the rain-snow line. The data overnight is putting our region in that part of the storm. We will have to watch the rain-snow line closely as it could drift to I-70 for the second part of the storm. Right now, we are thinking all snow. Wednesday will be the day of school closings as the snow will not end until 6-9 AM Wednesday. Now, it may end with some freezing drizzle.
SNOWFALL FORECAST: Our latest thinking with this storm is for 2″-4″ on the low end to 4″-6″ on the high end. The storm is moving fast, so this will keep snow totals from getting out of control. Also, we will have to keep an eye on the rain-mix-snow line.
There is the chance of a 4th storm next weekend, but that one may stay south.
Have a great week, stay safe and warm.