A Slick Morning As Storm Moves Off To The East

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Good morning bloggers,

Yesterday was quite the interesting weather day for us weather enthusiasts and it has now had an impact on many of our lives this morning.  There are many school closings in Kansas City, and the roads are slick, so provide a lot of extra time if you are heading into work this morning.  The sun will be coming out in full force, so conditions will improve, but it will be a cold day with highs in the lower 20s.  Snowfall amounts were about as predicted yesterday. Here was our prediction, with some of the amounts that have come in so far.

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Snowfall amounts:

  • Stewartsville, MO (just east of St. Joseph):  5.0″
  • St. Joseph, MO:  4.5″
  • Lawrence, KS:  3.0″
  • Platte City, MO:  2.5″
  • Kansas City, North:  2.0″
  • Shawnee, KS:  2.1″
  • The Plaza:  1.3″
  • Blue Springs, MO:  1.0″

Please provide more totals, and I will add to this list……From MODOT: “Even with crews out all night, we had more snow than expected and lots of drifting snow. Many roads are still covered and many slick spots. Drive safely.”  Well, we know this is simply not true if they would have monitored our prediction.  As you can see, these numbers are falling right into place on the forecast that we put out yesterday. The sleet that fell cut into the totals in a few spots.  That snow was coming down pretty strongly and it just didn’t last that long.

So, as you can see, these numbers are falling right into place on the forecast that we put out yesterday. The sleet that fell cut into the totals in a few spots.  That snow was coming down pretty strongly and it just didn’t last that long.

The Weather Pattern:

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A strong and deep upper low and trough is forming and will extend from northern Canada south into Texas by Thursday afternoon as you can see above.  Fast moving disturbances in northwest flow aloft will have to be monitored closely, and there will be potential Arctic blasts as each wave moves through.

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One of these disturbances looks to be a dry one early on Thursday.  A wet storm will be moving across the eastern seaboard tomorrow with snow inland and rain along the coast extending from New England to Florida.  An Arctic front will be moving through KC early Thursday morning and temperatures will drop again later in the day:

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By Friday morning, as you can see above, temperatures will drop to way below zero across northern Missouri north into Canada. KC is on the edge of this Arctic blast, and just as it gets here a disturbance will zip by as you can see below:

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A fast moving wave may produce 1  to 2 inch snowfall amounts over southern Iowa and Missouri Friday afternoon. Kansas City is on the edge of this one, and others.  This will mostly be  a dry weather pattern for the next week or so. When is the next chance of a more significant storm in KC according to the LRC?  One system is likely around the first few days of February. We will be monitoring for that system soon.  In the mean time bundle up, and let’s watch these fast moving systems closely.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Let us know if you have any questions by clicking on the Weather2020 blog and have a great day. Here is the link:

Gary

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Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

I sure hope our long range temp are wrong. Next wed high -10/Thur -16…..those are the frickin highs. Lows in the -30s!!!!

JC Joe
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JC Joe

Wow. If those temps are correct don’t stray too far from somewhere warm while working outside!

Cmw
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Cmw

2 inches near St Lukes north and Barry road What a beautiful snowfall to witness last night Very heavy at times Turned out the lights, opened the curtains to a dazzling world of white, lit by the street light Gorgeous!!

Josh
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Josh

I requested to join the Facebook group.

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Reply to Stl78 on his next entry. When I clicked the link he provided I was in. I don’t know how Facebook works, since I only signed up so I could view other accounts and sign in on newspaper comments. My account is pretty much on lockdown due to all election nonsense and selling of personal data.

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

Did u get accepted yet?

BoatLover
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BoatLover

4 Inches North Smithville very close to Trimble.

Eric (North Overland Park, KS)
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Eric (North Overland Park, KS)

So how much as been recorded at KCI so far this season?

KS Jones
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KS Jones

Here is a link to a consolidated snowfall report from the NWS in Topeka.

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=TOP&issuedby=TOP&product=LSR&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1

ClassyCat
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ClassyCat

143rd and Switzer/Quivira area of OP. An inch at best here. Season total is somewhere around 23-27 inches. I need to find my notes. Definitely way more than MCI, but the last couple of systems since the one foot snow have gave us less than north and west of here.

KS Jones
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KS Jones

It has been bright & sunny here (north of Manhattan) all day, and although the air temperature hasn’t gone above 28°, it feels comfortable outside, but the NWS says the low will dip down to 2° tomorrow night. Other forecasters say 7° and the Euro says 8°.

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

Looks like there are watches and warnings for ground blizzard to my west. Wind-chill in the -30 to -40 . Working outside in those conditions is very tough. Hopefully, we can minimize our outside time!

SnowCommander
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SnowCommander

What’s next? The last few storms have worn down my plows cutting edge to nothing. Friday?

steelwheel67
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steelwheel67

I am a newbie to this website. Got about 1 inch in Olathe

Eric (North Overland Park, KS)
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Eric (North Overland Park, KS)

1-2 inches over on the north side of Overland Park around Metcalf and 78th street. Roads were pretty crappy this morning. I enjoy driving in the snow but for some I bet they had a rough start to their morning. My wife who leaves for work around 5:30am came and woke me up this morning. The car door was frozen shut…. Get this she waits to wake me up to help her after she already pulled and broke off the cars door handle…. Bleh! Anyways as Stl78 posted below we’d love to see some pictures of what everyone received. Feel… Read more »

Adam
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Adam

Ouch on the door handle

Nick
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Nick

now this is the “poof” that I like, when a little to no snow forecast( by the models) from two days out, turns into a 4 or so inch snow!!! “ReversePoof” ftw!!

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

LOL…Reverse Poof Warning was in effect

thetophat
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thetophat

Poof will return in full force come February………………spring is coming early this year.

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

I think the opposite will b true. Hope I’m wrong!

FARMERMIKE
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FARMERMIKE

FYI Concordia Receives 6.4-Inches of Snow Tuesday; Now 17-Inches of Snowfall Above Normal for This Winter Local Wednesday, Jan 23 KNCK News North Central Kansas residents are digging out Wednesday, January 23rd following a record snowfall for date on Tuesday. 6.4 inches of snow fell in Concordia yesterday, breaking the previous snowfall record of 2-inches set on January 22, 2012. Through the first 22 days of January, Concordia has recorded 11.5-inches of snowfall, which is over 7.5-inches above normal for the month. Concordia has received 27.4-inches of snow this winter, which is 17-inches above our annual average. For comparison, Concordia… Read more »

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

@ rock doc and anyone else that would like to post pics come join us …….https://www.facebook.com/groups/376373752913502/?ref=share

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Thanks. You’ll see me as Roc Doc there 😊

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I also love the new look and options on the blog.
I just got Blogger Local Kansas City edition in the mail today and love the write up Renaissance Weather Man. The part I really enjoyed was seeing the 1978 Star Wars calendar that Gary kept weather notes on, very cool! And, I did not know he was a children’s author. Kudos to Gary for his various passions that he shares everyday and I enjoyed learning more about those passions in the article.

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

One word for snow lovers in our area this year………wait for it…………….”WINNING!!!!”

skyspy
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skyspy

Join the discussion…Which is a word that will never be associated with you.

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

So far, this has been a pretty good winter, with the exception that I’d rather have had November’s weather in December, and December’s weather in November.

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

True, but I am hoping for a good snow storm or two mabye in February/March to top off this winter. That may be greedy, but it would be awesome…and we deserve it at the last four winters. LOL

Eric (North Overland Park, KS)
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Eric (North Overland Park, KS)

Heat Miser- I’m hoping for the same thing! One of those late winter snow storms in February/March to top off this already exciting winter!

Eric (North Overland Park, KS)
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Eric (North Overland Park, KS)

I agree Snow Miser! I’ve enjoyed this winter so far. Especially compared to the past 3-4 winters. As you stated it would have been nice to have Nov weather and storms during December.

SnowCommander
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SnowCommander

Dito

Rich (east of Topeka)
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Rich (east of Topeka)

3-4″ at the very southern edge of Jefferson county, south of Perry Lake. Measured several places this morning in “non-drift zones” before leaving for work, and the measurements were between 3-5 inches on every measurement. Several drifts measured over a foot.

Very pleasant surprise of a storm! 🙂

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

How’s the lake looking? I spend a lot of time in the summer and fall up there! =)

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Good morning Gary and fellow weather bloggers. Just as I left downtown OP last night at ~7:30 ice was forming on surfaces with freezing rain. We received some freezing rain in Prairie Village before the sleet arrived. This morning there is about 1/2 inch of snow on the patio.

Stay warm everybody. Don’t forget to feed our fine feathered friends and bring pets indoors.

KirksvilleDave
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KirksvilleDave

Got about 1.5” to 2” of snow in Kirksville… there’s a thin layer of sleet underneath it.

Andrew
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Andrew

Trying to figure out how to get to previous blog from current one. Is there a way?

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

back arrow on browser, then click on today’s blog

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

At top of page click on the three bars to show the menu. Click on blog. Scroll down to previous blogs. Click the one you want.

Andrew
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Andrew

Thanks Rockdoc

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

I think my way might be faster…just sayin’

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

I’m guessing about a inch or so here in Prairie Village. What’s this plus or minus thing all about?

Andrew
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Andrew

I think it’s for like or dislike comment

Three7s
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Three7s

Yeah, and hopefully the stupid comments can get blocked automatically…

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Good morning Mr Pete. If you like a comment click the plus sign. If you don’t, click the minus sign. Or don’t click at all😊

Never First (Shawnee)
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Never First (Shawnee)

I like the new format, but miss the time stamp. It was an easy way to search for where you left off reading the posts.

Andrew
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Andrew

Agree. The time stamp was very helpful. Put it back please

KS Jones
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KS Jones

I agree. Comments with timestamps also gave a good indication of when a storm might hit as it drifts along its course.

Steve
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Steve

Agree

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

there is a time stamp…on this comment for instance, it says you submitted it 35 minutes ago.

Rich (east of Topeka)
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Rich (east of Topeka)

Agree. Please put the timestamp back. Now if you don’t look at the blog in over an hour it only says “1 hour ago” or “2 hours ago” etc. Not specific at all anymore.

snowflakeparkville
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snowflakeparkville

2″ on pavement here and a bit more on grass/roofs/etc. A layer of ice under everything. Beautiful sunrise a few hours ago.

Vernon T. Taggert
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Vernon T. Taggert

Had a couple inches or so in central Leavenworth, about 5 inches at the office in Lansing, could have been the wind. I think the early February LRC will be a major blast, both fun and storm.

MikeL
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MikeL

2.5″ of snow at my house in SW Topeka.

The fluffy snowflakes are beautiful and you can see their individual structures and patterns very well! How nature randomly and without intelligence creates such beauty and order is beyond me…[/sarcasm]

Comments look great and I like the feature to display either new first or old first!

Weatherby Tom
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Weatherby Tom

Solid 2″ here, on to the next…

Bill
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Bill

Got between 1″-2″ here at 152 and Maplewoods Parkway in the Northland. Thin layer of ice under all of that, too.

KS jones
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KS jones

Snowfall reports vary considerably. A “trained spotter” for the NWS reported 5″ fell at Marysville ..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON… ..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE…. 0744 AM SNOW MARYSVILLE 39.85N 96.64W 01/23/2019 M5.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER Several places in Washington County are reporting amounts similar to these posted by WIBW. https://www.wibw.com/weather Latest snowfall reports: Washington 8.0″ Concordia: 6.4″ Miltonvale 6.0″ Hanover 6.0″ Morganville 5.0″ Glasco 3.5″ Marysville 3.0″ Topeka 2.8″ Berryton 2.2″ Manhattan 2.0″ Scranton 2.0″ Waverly 1.0″

TED in StJoe
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TED in StJoe

4.5 inches of new snow (at my location) 22nd and 36 Hwy it came as follows 1.5 inches 6pm to 930pm and 1.5 inches 9pm to 1030pm another 1.5 inch fell late nite that the snow depth this morning had compacted already to 4.1. Actual new snow total was 4.5 inches. Snowfall on the ground 6 to 8 inches. From old snow and new snow. favorite places that drifts of 12 – 18 inches. Coworker indicated that they had more in Savannah. Did not provided total. now I am going WISH CAST. Once when I was kid throwing papers there… Read more »

TED in StJoe
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TED in StJoe

total liquid 0.29 inches

Bill in Lawrence
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Bill in Lawrence

Gary: Happy beautiful winter’s morning to you sir!! The sun coming up this morning is beautiful on the fresh snow pack!!! Final tally from my humble abode about 10 miles SW of Lawrence….2.5 inches of snow…..08 to .10 of ice and maybe .08 of sleet. If you like snow and winter as I do, Lawrence was in the right spot last night. However, it was the 2.5 hours of freezing rain and sleet that had the real impact. I’m just truly thankful that I get to plow/treat the drive and road in the light instead of in the dark!!!! Have… Read more »

WeathermanKumke
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WeathermanKumke

Like the new layout. Got 3/4th of an inch at 119th and K-7. Now to scrape my car

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

A fun storm to watch, three inches here in Lawrence, no work today (KU closed)…a winner all the way around. 😉

Frankie
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Frankie

This snow really came out of nowhere. Just showed up on the models less than 24 hours out, and then delivered. This LRC hasn’t been perfect, but it has definitely delivered snow to the people who have missed it the last three years.

I love the new format. Being able to sort by newest comment, and up or down voting comments, are both great features!

j-ox
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j-ox

Liking the format as well, though when I refresh, it defaults to ‘Newest’ comments first, and I prefer oldest comments first.

Also, I must be missing where one can make their own reply, as opposed to replying to a previous post.

j-ox
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j-ox

Figured it out the reply issue = cool!

NoBeachHere
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NoBeachHere

About 1.5 to 2” in Liberty. Ice underneath.
While I thought we might only get to 1”, we did better. So I was wrong about the storm being about done at 9pm last night.
Dry snow and kind of pretty. Looking forward to the sun, finally, and melt this off the streets and sidewalks.

Three7s
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Three7s

About 1-2 inches in Independence. The snow provided traction on the sidewalks, which helped a lot with the layer of ice underneath.

Athan
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Athan

Great job on the forecast yesterday Gary! You said a half an inch south of I-70 and at i-435 and State Line we got in half an inch. Made it really easy to shovel the driveway. I salted last night before I went to bed so, there was no ice to deal with this morning.

Mikeyc11@hotmail.com
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Mikeyc11@hotmail.com

I recorded 2 1/2 inches of snow up here in Maryville Missouri
Michael

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)

Gary, I think the new format is great! No matter what u can never please everyone but I appreciate the continued efforts to improve the blog. The only thing would like to add would be to remove the banner and see if there is a way to post pics. For those that would like to post pics plz join our FB group. We currently have about 120 members and we are hoping Gary will join as well. Up here in MN, the storm missed to our south. Picked up about 2 in yesterday. Cold looks the blast in tomorrow. -40… Read more »

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

What is name of Facebook Group? Link?

Stl78(winon,mn)
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Stl78(winon,mn)
AlexPickman
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AlexPickman

Just over 5 inches of snow here in Stewartsville, MO..15 min east of St. Joe. Can’t get an exact measurement due to the wind last night, so I’ll just say 5” even. Looks amazing outside. This snow brings my season total to **31 INCHES!!** That was a fun storm…Currently 10 degrees here

Drive home wasn’t too bad. 44-50 mph in my 4×4. US-36 is a sheet of ice under the snow, and I did witness a minivan do a 180°, and a few vehicles off the road. Definitely be careful out there driving

AlexPickman
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AlexPickman

I also measured 4.5” at work last night in St.Joe