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2:30 PM update
Good afternoon everyone,
New data coming out has no major changes. Right now we are trying to locate the rain/snow line. It may form during the next two or three hours and then start its drift southward. It is raining in most spots, including in Nebraska as of right now. A large area of rain is now moving in and it should be cold enough to snow between Kansas City and Maryville. We will pick out this line and show it to you tonight on our newscasts as we track this very interesting situation.
If you live up north and experience the changeover to snow let us know so we can correctly track this rain/snow line as it heads south.
Posted by at February 12, 2007 2:29 PM
Thanks for the updates. They are extremely helpful. We live in Osawatomie, KS, but I commute to downtown every day. Are you still thinking lighter amounts to the south?
There is a trend for more south, but you are more on the edge. We should have a pretty good graphic on our newscasts.
Posted by: Chris Werner at February 12, 2007 2:33 PM
The NAM seems to clearly be showing more snow than the GFS. Am I correct in my thought process? That said, which one do you tend to lean towards today?
Posted by: Matt Maisch at February 12, 2007 2:34 PM
when i went out at 12:00 today over by worlds of fun it had mist and very very fine snow mixed in..but now it is just all rain. i hope the snow comes soon!!
Posted by: nikie at February 12, 2007 2:40 PM
Please disregard my last BLOG-I think I will go sit down in the corner and watch!!! LOL
Thanks for the updated information-greatly appreciated!!!
Bill in Lawrence
Posted by: Bill Gollier at February 12, 2007 2:41 PM
Hello Mr. Lezak, raining heavily up in leavenworth with occasional sleet pellets.
I'll let you know if it changes to all sleet or snow.
Posted by: Ben Tracy at February 12, 2007 2:43 PM
Just looked at the NWS national radar...wow...it sure looks like a nice comma now. The rain here at my house has intensified significantly because of all of my tear drops being added to the rain drops (tears due to all that precip being rain and not snow). I hope the storm moves SLOWLY and the cold air RUSHES in.
Posted by: Jay Coffelt at February 12, 2007 2:43 PM
Gary are you still thinking around 6-9 as far as change over to snow? It is raining right now in Topeka. Sources around here are saying 2-4 inches. Who knows? Thanks, Michael/Topeka
Posted by: Mike Huffman at February 12, 2007 2:47 PM
We have friends in Nebraska City. Talked with them around 2:30. it is sleeting up there.
Posted by: Beth at February 12, 2007 2:48 PM
it is sleet/rain in leavenworth right now. steady mix of both.
Posted by: murphy at February 12, 2007 2:50 PM
Awsome job guys , keep us informed we bloggers appreciate it. Gary I get off work at 7:00pm and will be driving from Leavenworth north to Dekalb, should it be snowing by then? Hope so Thanks
Posted by: Michael at February 12, 2007 2:53 PM
We are Having rain mixed with HUGE snow flakes right now in ST. JOE
I'd say a 50/50 mix right now!!!!
Nick in ecxiting St. Joe!
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 3:32 PM
It is snowing in St. Joseph. Although, it doesn't appear to be sticking yet.
Posted by: Charles at February 12, 2007 3:34 PM
just wanted to let you knwo my friend just called from st.joe and she has HUGE snow flakes comming down.
Posted by: nikie at February 12, 2007 3:35 PM
It is snowing big flakes right now in St Joseph, and its 35*. It started out as a heavy mist and turned quickly to snow.
Posted by: Kim Crotty at February 12, 2007 3:39 PM
Having fun yet? My friend Steve called from St. Joe and he has rubbed in my face the fact that there are HUGE snowflakes falling on the West side of town. It's COMING!
Posted by: Brett at February 12, 2007 3:40 PM
Didn't really have any snow but had some sleet when I was leaving work at 3:15 over by Worlds of Fun (1/2 mile west). It was coming down pretty hard then.
Crossing fingers for a snow day but not letting my hopes get too high...
Posted by: Matt Haden at February 12, 2007 3:40 PM
snowing and sleeting herein st jo
Posted by: jon64506 at February 12, 2007 3:40 PM
Gary - I will report in from Harrisonville before the 10PM news with an update...hopefully it'll be snowing hard.
Posted by: Robert at February 12, 2007 3:40 PM
It seems as though the trends indicate more of a NE to SW gradient of snow totals (higher to lower, respectively) by my view rather than a N-S gradient as you've been indicating in earlier posts. It looks like areas NE of KC may see the highest totals ... maybe even areas directly east. Areas like IRK could see something more like 6-7"...with 3-4" for the north metro...lesser to the SW...
Here in NE Kansas (NE of the metro), I'm still feeling secure about a 3-4" total which would correlate with totals in the northern metro...and more to the east...
Do you guys have a forecast snowfall accumulation totals map avaialble online?
Posted by: Jake at February 12, 2007 3:41 PM
Gary...there are reports of snow in St Joe...can you confirm this with anyone?
Posted by: Chris at February 12, 2007 3:47 PM
Gary, and team,
Sleet has started to fall in Independence. The temp is 33-34 degrees. The SNOW line is on the move!
Posted by: Andy at February 12, 2007 3:48 PM
Looks like rain/snow line is a diagonal from Concordia to just west of Salina traveling slow. Maybe the low will meet up with the rain/snow line just over KC and we'll get a good snow event. Curious though...i'm seeing some pretty intense echos just south of St. Joe right now. Are they experiencing thunder/lightning? Wow! Wouldn't thundersnow be cool!!!!!!
Posted by: Jennifer and Kelsey at February 12, 2007 3:50 PM
"There is a trend for more south,"
So SOME of the data has given it a more southernly track? I live in Wyandotte County and was wondering if we are now in the 4-7inch area. Or has it grown since then in totals? What DOES concern me is the Upper Low. In yesterdays blog comment (Please See) I wrote out my own situation for this storm. I may have to re-think the Upper Low thing. Is it too late now for the Upper Low to form or do we still have time, but is it going to be very close. I do still think it will form, but that it will just be extremly close. Do you think that there will be school closing tomorrow? I think there will be all over the metro and outside of it. iT IS 43 degreEs HEre and it is raining in WYANDOTTE.
Posted by: Alden at February 12, 2007 3:54 PM
My husband called from St. Joseph about 3:25 - said it was snowing -large flakes - combined with rain.
Posted by: Chris at February 12, 2007 3:55 PM
KCI on the NWS site is showing light snow? Is the line forming overhead? We are anxiously waiting for snow!!!!!
Posted by: Keith at February 12, 2007 4:00 PM
I left school at 3:15 up in St. Joseph, it was starting a rain, sleet, snow mix. As of right now at 4:00 it is more a snow rain mix. I don't know if it is trying to transition to all snow. When it first started it came down hard with sleet and clumps of snow. I'm still hoping for lots of snow.
Posted by: Kim at February 12, 2007 4:00 PM
At 4:00 P.M. in St. Joe, it is mostly if not completely snow, now the only question is when will it get cold enough to stick!!
The fun is here!!!
Nick in St. Joe!!
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 4:05 PM
Certainly snowing in Saint Joseph as of 4 after a brief ice and rain start at 3 or so.
Posted by: Steven S. at February 12, 2007 4:05 PM
I believe the line is sitting in Platte City because it is snowing in Platte City and only raining up by the airport! I will write more if I see more!
Posted by: RIta Beemer at February 12, 2007 4:10 PM
It is 100% snow in leavenworth, nickle-sized snowflakes.
I was eating dinner. Sorry. Here is your report. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: murphy at February 12, 2007 7:24 PM
Nick you got your heavy snow warning it is bearing down on ya report back Jerry 169 barry road northtown kc
Posted by: jerry at February 12, 2007 7:42 PM