Final Storm Weather Blog

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The last bands of snow are rotating through the region as I type this (8:30 PM Thursday). Most, if not all schools will be closed tomorrow as the kids are getting off pretty easy this week what with the holiday earlier in the week. Officially @ KCI the snow total is nearly 9″ [6PM 8.3"] (this is our 6th highest FEB total in weather history). While most of the metro is now averaging 10″ of snow. I thought the blog would reveal a bunch of snow totals for you that I’ll be talking about tonight on the newscast.

The additional bands of snow that are rotating through the area this evening may contribute another 1″ or so to the totals overall.

So with all that said, here is a look at some of the maps I plotted for you courtesy of the NWS.

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Click on all those images to make them larger.

Our seasonal snow total will approach 14″ ofter this storm is done with KC. Here in the weather center after sweating out our winter forecast with amounts as high as 17+” (me) things are definitely looking a little better. With that said there is more of winter to go and there are other storms showing up in the model data and it appears that the snow we have on the ground will not exactly disappear for awhile. As a matter of fact the snow will complicate the forecast somewhat in terms of predicting high temperatures. With a lot of the late FEB sunshine going into snowmelt the specter of low clouds will rear their ugly heads around here and that will certainly make for a busted forecast down the road.

Here is a look at the radar from the NWS in Pleasant Hill as the final bands of the storm work their way through the region.

Oh and by the way…remember that furry little creature…something called Phil I think from PA…you know the little groundhog that DIDN’T see his shadow…meaning an early spring. We’ll see about that as these next 7 days will be rather chilly indeed and we have to watch for another storm on Monday.

Finally I want to leave you with a neat time-lapse of the snowstorm sent in by the Vance Family out in Olathe!

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Well that’s it for this storm. No promises on a blog tomorrow. I may try and cobble something together especially IF the system on Monday is concerning so that you have an update before your weekend. Thanks for making the FOX 4 Weather blog so popular over the last 4-5 days. The number of people that have read it is the reason why I keep cranking these things out whether the weather is sunny or snowy!

Joe

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