A Fast Moving Band Of Snow On Christmas Eve

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Good early morning bloggers,

We are now done with looking at models. Well, most of you are likely asleep as it is 2:30 AM.  Snow is about to start falling in Kansas City for the first time this season. It isn’t quite a Christmas miracle, but I will take it.  I just glanced at the models to see where the vorticity was located, and we are lucky to be getting what we are getting. The new “vort max” is forecast to develop over eastern Kansas and western Missouri between now and 10 AM, and then zip east over Missouri and out into the eastern states later today. This transition is different than what was being forecast, and as I said, we are just fortunate to be getting this early morning snow at all. It will move by fast.  Here is the 2:20 AM radar image:

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Here is the 2:40 AM Radar, as it is about to start. It will likely go from one flake to billions of flakes within minutes:

I will check in later after I get Sunny The Weather Dog up and out for a walk in search of the first snowflake.  Have a good morning. And, go to Weather2020.com to join in the conversation over there.

Gary

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Patti
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Patti

.9 inches in north Lee’s Summit. Just missed that inch!

Bobbie
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3/4″ at my home. Hopefully more to come in January.

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

1.0 on my patio in Prairie Village

David
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David

We have 3 1/2 inches here in Kirksville!

Fredd32
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Fredd32

Solid 1.5″ here in southeast Lee’s Summit!!

Alex Pickman
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Alex Pickman

Good morning Gary,

Picked up a beautiful 1.4” of snow here in Stewartsville, MO. Thought for sure I’d hit 2”, but that area of snow really began to decay up here just as it began to blossom to the south over Clinton, Warsaw, and Sedalia.

Fun little storm!! Hope everyone has a great rest of their Holiday weekend. Merry Christmas!!

Lary Gezak
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Lary Gezak

I’M… DREAMING… OF A…

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Good morning Gary, Jeff, and snow enthusiasts. Just measured ~ 3/4 out on the patio. I’m in the south side of Prairie Village. Boy is it cold out too. Busters, my cat, keeps going in and out. He thinks the snow is pretty neat too. Looking ahead, with todays 06z GFS, more light snow is being modeled. One wave comes in Thursday the 28th followed by another on Saturday the 30th. Not a lot projected from both systems. The 0z EURO shows the snow missing us. I think at least one of these systems will verify since there was a… Read more »

KS Jones
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Got 2 1/8″ of wet snow here (25 miles directly north of Manhattan), and it looks like it will stick around for several days.
The NWS forecast shows we’ll be below freezing for at least the next 7 days, and our lowest temperature for the winter so far will be Tuesday night @ 1°.
The NWS gives us a 20% shot for more snow on Wednesday night & Saturday.

NoBeachHere
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NoBeachHere

Good Morning All,

I’m not going outside yet but looks to around an inch in Liberty.

Freezemiser
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I measured between 3/4 and 7/8 of snow on the sidewalk of my school (I run the snow flake contest for our building…go figure!) in eastern Independence, MO.

sedsinkc
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sedsinkc

I just measured 1.3″ of snow in KC North near NE Vivion and Davidson Roads. Snow down to flurries now.

Nroach84
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Nroach84

I have to drive the family up North to the Iowa/Missouri border today… Bout hour east of Maryville… Does anyone have insight on how much fell from about St. Joseph all the way to the North there?? Appreciate it

Alex Pickman
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Alex Pickman

From the looks of things. Close to 2” here around St. joe, to near 4 – 5 inches up along the Iowa border

Bubba
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Bubba

In Albany Mo now, about 4 inches, 136 is completely covered.

Michael Casteel
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Michael Casteel

About 51/2” in Maryville

Michael Casteel
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Michael Casteel

Woke up to a blessed 5 1/2” inches of beautiful white Christmas snow! I’ll send Gary some pics as soon as it gets light out. Now off to play in my Bobcat! Merry Christmas Bloggers! God bless,
Michael

Ross
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Ross

Our puppy finally saw his first snow! Woohoo!

Freezemiser
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Freezemiser

It’s snowing 🌨 in Independence, MO. By poor dog didn’t remember what this cold white stuff was!

Kurt
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Kurt

On the plaza, darned typo

Kurt
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Kurt

Did the snowflake contest end? Looks like at least and inch fell
I’m the plaza

Kurt
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Kurt

2 inches here just south of St Joseph, beautiful winter wonderland but very chilly. Dogs went out and back in by the time I swept off porch and sidewalk

David
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David

1.1″ in Blue Springs at 5:20

Anonymous
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Anonymous

1.1″ at 5:20 in Blue Springs

f00dl3
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f00dl3

Not an exact measurement looks like our first 1″ in Lenexa!

David Pollard
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David Pollard

Looks like another moderate band trying to develop west of KC? Could that intensify and give us another quick .25-.50? I haven’t measured yet in Blue Springs but looks like 1″ or so already with another 2-3 hours of light snow. Come on 2″

BDH
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BDH

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

Plowboy87
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Plowboy87

Big flakes in lee summit. Coming down hard.

Nick
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Nick

I live in Nevada about an hour south of kc and they said around an inch but its not even snowing 4:11

Skylar
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Skylar

It looks like I’m gonna end up with exactly an inch by my house here in Lawrence! It’s not much, but it’s still the first real snow of the season. There’s always something special about that.

Skylar
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Skylar

I measured too soon, looks like we’re up to 1.5” now. It’s the second biggest snowfall since I moved to Lawrence 3 years ago!

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

Coming down at a good pace in Prairie Village. Plows are out and yard is getting covered fast.

Morgan
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Morgan

Finally some snow at last in the city. Have to break the ice first right?

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

Lots of flakes in Lawrence…very pretty. Full dusting on the ground now as roof and parking lot are white.

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

…and cars. lol

Plowboy87
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Plowboy87

I’m up waiting for the first flakes with you Gary.