A band of snow was growing right over the city at 9:40 PM. Here is a look at the band that is heaviest off to the east and northeast of KC. This will likely produce an additional inch of snow west of the state line with an additional 1 to 2 inches east of the state line in the next six hours
There is a storm system forming over the southwest and a stream of weak disturbances are going to head northeast out over the plains today. These will help create areas of snow from Kansas and Missouri south into Oklahoma and Arkansas. This will then extend east northeast from Illinois to New York.
The next five days have some forecast challenges with some big temperature swings. The huge warming trend will arrive within seven to ten days, but before that happens we have a few winter storm systems to forecast.
Another cold blast of Arctic air is spreading south and east this morning. The stage will be set for a winter storm to produce various types of precipitation from Saturday into mid-next week. We are currently in the cold phase of this year's pattern and it has around one week of legs left before it runs out of of steam.
A second system is forming over Nebraska and Iowa and tracking southeast into northern Missouri later today. A larger and wetter storm will be evolving over the weekend and we will discuss that storm
Well, here we go again. Just about 24 to 36 hours ago I had some hope that this storm system was going to really produce a 2 to 3 inch band of snow over the KC metro area, but that is now likely not even a possibility any more.
I was just sent this incredible Dust Devil video that happened in Brazil in January. Wow, this is the strongest dust devil I have ever seen and the winds had to be over 65 mph with the air rising up at 50 to 75 mph. It may have been stronger than this. Take a look:
We are tracking two storm systems this week. One is due in mid-week, and the second is much bigger and will be developing next weekend! The first one is a fast moving wave that will create an area of snow from Nebraska and Iowa south into parts of Kansas and Missouri. The second and much larger storm system
It's Oklahoma that is having a winter storm today, but look how isolated it is, and how frustrating it would be if you lived in Norman or Oklahoma City
Kansas City had no measurable snow from this latest storm system. Do you realize that the atmosphere has been cold enough for snow for around a week straight, and the only six to ten hours it was not cold enough to snow is when we had organized precipitation.