Snow, Sleet, Rain…Another Weird Weather Day

/Snow, Sleet, Rain…Another Weird Weather Day

Snow, Sleet, Rain…Another Weird Weather Day


Well, the increase we were looking for occurred, snow is spreading and increasing across Kansas City. The snow is increasing, but with temperatures above freezing roads will stay mostly wet unless you are under a heavy snow band/shower. The heavier snow would temporarily create slick spots.


Here is our latest thinking for the snow and mix today.


Good Sunday bloggers,

This is the second straight April Sunday with a chance of snow and other forms of precipitation. The good news is that anything that falls will have a low impact on the roads as temperatures will stay above freezing. This means we are looking at mainly wet roads through the day with the only way they get slick is if the snow comes down heavy in your location. It is quite tough to determine the locations of heavier snow as we are dealing with a disorganized storm system made of several disturbances.

As of 845 AM there was an area of snow, sleet and rain in southeast Kansas and an area of mostly rain in northwest Kansas. These two areas will try to join up by noon. If they do not, then it will be dry for most of the rest of the day. If they do, then we will see the mix begin in our area by noon.


This is the area that we will be looking to for an increase in precipitation.


Here is our latest thinking.


We will update through the day as necessary.

Have a great rest of your weekend and week ahead.

Jeff Penner

2018-04-09T07:47:58+00:00April 8th, 2018|General|47 Comments


  1. Richard April 8, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Friend in Mound City KS says it is snowing there

    • Richard April 8, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Oh and thanks Jeff !

  2. Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply


    • Richard April 8, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      whiff ? Nope

      • Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

        It’s sunny and 40 here in Prairie Village. If that isn’t a whiff of this forecast then I don’t know what to tell you dude

        • ClassyCat April 8, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

          What about now out your window? Lol!!!

          • Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

            There is some light rain and snow, however, its not sticking to anything at all. Can’t see how this would even amount to a dusting.

            • ClassyCat April 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

              Really? It is a bit too warm for anything major, but I was just out and about and ran in to heavy pockets of snow with reduced visibility. The grassy areas are white at my house in south OP. It qualifies down here for sure.

              • Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm

                Zip here at 79th and Mission Road.

  3. Skylar April 8, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Snowing in Lawrence. Much lighter than what the radar is actually showing though.

  4. f00dl3 April 8, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I don’t see how anyone is getting 2″ out of this with temps of 35 and a 1 hour event.

  5. REAL HUMEDUDE April 8, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Snowing fairly hard in Vernon Co, Mo!
    Starting to get little white…..

  6. Ryan April 8, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

    The radar really is deceiving w/ all the dry air in the atmosphere. Flurries coming down in Leawood (135th and Nall).

  7. Rodney Sherman April 8, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Snowing good in Eudora, but not heavy yet. It is slowly increasing in intensity.

  8. Heat Miser April 8, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Snowflake size increased in Lawrence…very pretty!

    • Gary April 8, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Another fascinating day. The past few hours have been so interesting watching this develop. New bands are developing.

      • Ryan April 8, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

        What are the chances the precip. stays in frozen form throughout the afternoon?

  9. Richard April 8, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Snowing in Olathe !
    Wind is strong from the south blowing snow sudeways

  10. Snow Miser April 8, 2018 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Coming down pretty good here a few miles southeast of the stadiums.

  11. Skylar April 8, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Switching to graupel and beginning to accumulate slightly in Lawrence

  12. Tdogg April 8, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Monster flakes…we gonna get buried!
    Terry, Heat Miser….go sledding all day, no matter what your parents say!

    • Heat Miser April 8, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

      can’t, she’s making me stay home and consume all the bread and milk I bought

  13. Lary Gezak April 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Severe threat Friday?

    • WeathermanKumke April 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Yes. That has been the plan with the LRC for a couple weeks now

  14. Lary Gezak April 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    NWS discussion says GFS has the front passing faster and dry on Friday, while the EURO has a slower front which combined with the warm air and shear would give us a severe weather threat

  15. Eric April 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    So as I look at the radar for my area (prairie village) the snow is now leaving. I see to put west there is rain he heading out way. When this arrives to us will it be snow or will dematerailize when it gets to us?

  16. Eric April 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Ahhh ignore my spelling mistakes. Autocorrect really butchered that question hahaha I’m sure you get the jist though

  17. Michael Garner April 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    May 18 – May 26, should be an interesting week to watch. Obviously won’t expect snow or artic front(s), yet will expect a strong cold front or two during this time? Maybe these cold fronts, if they happen, will feel like those first, early fall cold fronts, that you can defiantly tell the seasons are beginning to change. Marking my calendar to see what May 18 – 26 ends up being. Below average like we have had the last 8-9 days (counting on tomorrow being below normal) or will there be an early summer twist and be way above average? Time will tell.

  18. Jayhawkfinalfour April 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Must be dry air or something because that darker band is right over us in leavenworth KS and it’s barely doing anything. Just a few sprinkles and flakes.

  19. WeathermanKumke April 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Happy Rusev Day everyone

  20. Mattinleavenworth April 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    The snowflakes coming down up here are the size of dimes and nickels it’s crazy.

  21. Weatherby Tom April 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Really snowing at a good clip here now, melting as it hits the ground.

  22. KS Jones April 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Got a short blast of noisy, “wintry mix” here (25 miles north of Manhattan) — just enough to keep the soil damp.
    Isaac Goodnow’s diary (Manhattan) for April 1858 says it snowed on April 11th but two weeks later it was 87°; rainy with flooding on the Kaw River.
    Despite recent blasts of cold air, we have all the usual signs of spring– green grass; daffodils blooming; flocks of robins and cedar waxwings in the yard; phoebes chasing flying insects; goldfinches turning a brighter shade of yellow; coyote pups running by the trail-cam; fawn deer loosing their winter coats and looking shaggy. On the other hand, some bucks haven’t shed their antlers.

  23. Lisa Lu April 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Snowing moderately at 119th/Antioch. Bigger wet, fluffy flakes with nothing sticking. Most snow I’ve personally seen falling so far this year.

  24. Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    It’s been snowing here in Prairie Village on and off for several hours now. Still no dusting on the ground. Simply too warm.

  25. Michael Garner April 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    As a fan of winter and all things snow I think this has been an amazing start to spring! Just my two cents, which two cents isn’t worth much.

  26. Mr. Pete April 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Heaviest snow I’ve seen in years. Sad it’s not sticking

  27. Katharidinaus April 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I’m working near Ikea tonight. Snowing so hard out right now that it’s actually trying to stick. Absolutely beautiful

  28. Michael Garner April 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I didn’t look at the 1 weather forecast before I posted my question around 2:11pm today where I talked about May 18-26. Just looked at the forecast by 1 weather and it is showing week of May 18 with mostly below normal temps. Hopefully this forecast, which is done way in advanced, holds true. I don’t like heat and would love a below normal temperature week every so often from May thru August. I am one of those that haven’t fully bought on to the LRC, however would love to see the forecast that is put almost 6 weeks out come to fruition. Before someone says that it isn’t hard to predict a week of mostly below normal temps towards the end of May, um if that’s you think than you must be smoking something, or ate to much snow today. To me that’s a pretty bold forecast, hopefully no early summer twist that would make temperatures above average.

  29. Alex Pickman April 8, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    1” at my house a couple miles south of Stewartsville, MO. Now a snow/sleet mix as I head west on 36 to St. Joe. Roads are just wet up here. I’m happy with it. Now bring on Spring

  30. Scottie April 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    This winter has been a disappointment…… But what a great last push. 8 hours of on and off snow showers. Olathe had golf ball size flakes at 5:30. Bring on spring!!

  31. Tim April 8, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    In Lone least 1″ of slushy snow accumulated on everything but the road.. even that it turning white. Same thing this morning before it melted.

  32. L.B April 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    now ,on to sunshine and warmth. Let the complaining of mowing yards begin

  33. f00dl3 April 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Gary, if you count all the snow that fell this year I think the LRC winter forecast of 21″ was still a fail. I think it’s safe to say based on the last 5 years that it’s best to ignore October asit’s a throw away month – storms never act the way they do in OCT during winter.

  34. f00dl3 April 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    (Even if everything that fell today would have stuck it would have been 3-5″ bringing our winter to around 10″ of falling not sticking snow.

  35. Phillip April 8, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Got 1” here in grain valley on everything but roads and driveways

  36. Jason April 9, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    I’m interested in the temps for the upcoming weekend. Multiple sources did have upper 50’s to low 60’s. Now showing 40’s and low 50’s with wind. Can we not get a nice weekend around here sometime?

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