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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!
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!!
4:32 PM Me again, HUGE AND I MEAN HUGE SNOW FLAKES QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZED AT LEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN ST. JOE!
This is from one of our bloggers, Nick in St. Joseph! It is snowing!!!!!!!!!!!! The rain snow line is beginning to show up. We will be tracking this tonight on NBC ACTION NEWS at 5, 6, and 10 PM.
We are in comment overload right now, so I can't get to each one individually for a while. Watch our newscasts and we will answer your questions. At least I hope we do.
Posted by at February 12, 2007 4:15 PM
Gary and weather team:
Moderate rain changed over to snow at 3:45 p.m. in Cameron...air temp is 39 degrees....
Thank you! The line is on the move.
Posted by: Corey at February 12, 2007 4:20 PM
Lees Summit is reporting light snow, 35 degrees.
Posted by: Jeffro3311 at February 12, 2007 4:30 PM
Me again, HUGE AND I MEAN HUGE SNOW FLAKES QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZED AT LEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN ST. JOE!
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 4:31 PM
Up in KC North near world of fun right now at 4:37 it is just rain . But from 3:25 to 4:00 it was 80% sleet. for a period it even formed slush on top of the car ...but now is all rain again.. :(
Posted by: Donald Schuler at February 12, 2007 4:37 PM
It just started snowing in Marceline, MO!!
Posted by: Jennifer at February 12, 2007 4:40 PM
Gary and team rain and cold at the office in downtoun NKC just north of the mo river some sleet mixed in it is 4:40
Posted by: Jerry at February 12, 2007 4:42 PM
Hello, the air temp is 35.4 degrees with 77% humidity. Still raining in Wyandotte.Moderate falling. No snow yet. After hereing what Nick said, that could be a clue to what we will see later.Looking forward to the updated snowfall map at 5,6,and 10pm tonight. I will let you know when it starts snowing. No freezing precipitation--yet--. Slight breeze. Branches on trees ARE moving.I will have another update later. Again, NO SNOW YET IN WYANDOTTE.
Posted by: Alden at February 12, 2007 4:52 PM
Just a question about the website
www.wxcenter.models_text.htm when you go to NAM SFC parameters 84 and type in kmci we get 3.7" at the airport and around 5.1 at st joe and 6.3 at topeka. BUT when you look at klxt for lee's summit and go to HR 15 it shows 5.1" for that 1 hour. and total of 8.9" now we know it's not going to snow 5" in 1 hour in Lee's Summit so why is the computer model spitting that out.
The computer probably just thought it was very convective. Let's see how this evolves, but that total is probably high. I do see 8 inch potential though.
Posted by: Donald Schuler at February 12, 2007 5:04 PM
The ground it white with a slushy 1/2 inch of snow it is even sticking to the side streets(what I can see)with a slushy white coating and it is still hitting hard!
Thanks for your time.
Nick watching the storm in St. Joe!
Thank you! Keep us updated.
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 5:11 PM
Lots of wrecks at KCI, roads are somehow freezing! No snow quite yet! Will update~
Posted by: Richard at February 12, 2007 5:25 PM
the nws just uped there total for kc to 3-6 inches!
Posted by: ryan mcmillian at February 12, 2007 5:27 PM
Snow has let up some but that is usuall with some snow storms, still afew big flakes though, o.k. now I am going to soak the storm up for a while and I will give you another update later on:)
Nick in (snowy) St. Joe!
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 5:31 PM
I left work in KC at about 3:45. Going north on I29, it was just rain until between Camden Point & Dearborn. That's when is turned over to sleet. By the time I got to Faucett, it was all snow!! I 29 from Faucett north, is slush/snow covered. I say 6 accidents between Dearborn & just north of Faucett. So everyone please slow down.
Posted by: Nancy Vanover at February 12, 2007 5:31 PM
Hey gary!!! I was just wondering about the possible heavy band of snow down here in drexel you were talking about? That excites me!!! I am a huge snow fan and I have been down in the dumps hearing that down here we wouldnt get much snow, but now I have a little hope!!!!!
There is a chance but later tonight.
Posted by: Adam at February 12, 2007 5:32 PM
hi gary, When will the rain change to snow in Harrisonville and I heard you say there could be a heavier band of snow form south of the metro ,would that increase our snow totals thanks
Posted by: Brent at February 12, 2007 5:33 PM
In St. Joseph, main streets are mostly wet to slushy. Less traveled roads are slush to snow covered. Sidewalks, driveways, parking lots & the grass are all snow covered.
Nick's right. The flakes are HUGE!!
Thank you for the update!
Posted by: Nancy Vanover at February 12, 2007 5:35 PM
Gary and Team:
Good Evening everybody-awesome job today as always!!! I hit, you guessed it, 37 degrees!! That is Tight!!!!! LOL
Finally hit 34-been waiting all afternoon to get below 35-ooze does not even describe the cold air today-but it does look like we are getting a better push on the latest surface map. Getting great rain-the farmers in Douglas County need it badly so all is good!! The 12Z GFS hit this band spot on!!
Congrads to Nick-that is awesome stuff!! I hope he gets a convective band and gets a foot!!
I'll update later when I see my first flake-have a great evening!!
Bill in Lawrence
Keep us updated. I like the deformation zone to the west. We should be in it for hours later tonight into Tuesday.
Posted by: Bill Gollier at February 12, 2007 5:44 PM
Gary and the team we have a bunch of sleet mixing in at barry rd and 169 Jerry in the northland 4:47pm
Posted by: jerry at February 12, 2007 5:47 PM
It's a rain/sleet mix near 152HWY and N. Indiana.
Posted by: Julie at February 12, 2007 5:52 PM
Hello Mr. Lezak, reporting steady sleet in Leavenworth. 5:50pm
Posted by: Ben Tracy at February 12, 2007 5:52 PM
Gary Sleet and rain rain and sleet 6:07 barry rd and 169 jerry in the northland
more sleet then rain
Posted by: jerry at February 12, 2007 6:08 PM
I'm worried that we'll be dry slotted... there appears to be a huge dry area in southern Kansas. Will this fill in?
Posted by: Shawn at February 12, 2007 6:11 PM
Drizzle has begun to turn over to snow in Maryville!
Posted by: suestwo at February 12, 2007 6:11 PM
Thought i would pass on to you that it is sleeting at a pretty good clip.
Posted by: Andy at February 12, 2007 6:19 PM
It is now snowing in Smithville
Posted by: Tom at February 12, 2007 6:31 PM
3- to 4-dot rain falling mixing with sleet in southern Leavenworth county (along 24/40) this hour.
Posted by: Jake at February 12, 2007 6:38 PM
It's sleeting in Tonganoxie
Posted by: Danny at February 12, 2007 6:41 PM
Gary and the team:
Still sitting at 34 with lt. rain-would imagine will begin to mix soon if they are mixing in Wyandotte county. Man, the satelite image is incredible tonight-that small little cluster that just exploded around the circulation down on the Oklahoma/Texas Border is just wild-shows just how strong this strom is becomming-noticed another fire up between Wichita and KC-looks like North KC if all snow could really benefit from that!!!! I'll chime in when the mix starts, but that satelite image is just wow!!!!
Thanks for reading
Bill in Lawrence
I love the radar over central Kansas. Here we go!
Posted by: Bill Gollier at February 12, 2007 7:00 PM
Report from Lee's Summit,
Rain snow mix. Snow is very little flakes.
Reporting on Lee's summit
Posted by: Lucas at February 12, 2007 7:01 PM
FINALLY! It's beginning to snow in Leavenworth.
Posted by: Ben Tracy at February 12, 2007 7:15 PM
As of 7:15 pm in leavenworth we have the sleet starting to mix with the snow and some huge flakes mixing in as a matter of fact I saw the nws has issued a heavy snow warning for atchison county ks and st joe missouri do u think that will be extended toward leavenworth. This is exciting
Posted by: Jeremy McWhirt at February 12, 2007 7:18 PM
It's 7:14pm and Leavenworth is getting it's first snowflakes mixing in with the rain!!
Posted by: Janine at February 12, 2007 7:18 PM
Sleet in lee's summit
Posted by: Lucas at February 12, 2007 7:19 PM
Is there a chance of thundersnow as the low approaches and strengthens?
Posted by: Brian at February 12, 2007 7:24 PM
It's still snowing but it is very wet, maby still mixed with some rain, although it probably is just really wet, and we are still at about 1/2 inch of slush, the national weather service for what it's worth has upgraded us to a heavy snow warning and now says 6 to 9 inches of snow and thunder possible, again that's them, Do you think that this "melty period" of snow will cut back totals? or are we still good? (I know you are probably really buisy just thought I'd ask).
Nick in slushy St. Joe!
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 12, 2007 7:24 PM
I noticed they issued a heavy snow warning about a hour ago for St Joseph and updated snow amount to 6-9inches. Do you see this too?? I'm anxiously awaiting a snow day.
It appears that you will get it. 6 to 9 inches seems likely the way the radar is looking.
Posted by: Kim at February 12, 2007 7:25 PM
730 - Quite a steady downpour of rain by Ward Pkwy Mall. A nice rain in fact. I wish we had something like this last summer when it was so blasted dry.
Wx Team - If all this had of been snow... how much would have accumulated? I took my rain gauges in for the winter but I have to assume 1/4 has fallen. Perhaps I'm off.
Posted by: hank at February 12, 2007 7:28 PM
it is 100% nickle-sized snowflakes here in leavenworth. been that way for about 20 minutes. its coming down nice, whole deck is almost covered completely.
Posted by: murphy at February 12, 2007 7:30 PM
why arent my blogs going through?
I think they are? Maybe I skipped one or two by accident.
Posted by: murphy at February 12, 2007 7:31 PM
It is sleeting and with a light rain in Blue Springs and my outside temp is reading 34.
Posted by: Brian Kirk at February 12, 2007 7:39 PM
7:40pm....still just rain here in Warrensburg. Temperature is 34 degrees. It needs to drop!!
Posted by: Samantha at February 12, 2007 7:40 PM
If somebody could answer this, what-if any-impact would the thunderstorms have on the snow totals? I have been hearing that they could go up slightly. Hope so since I live in Kingsville and are expecting only a couple of inches.
Thundersnow can produce 3 to 4 inches in an hour. So, yes it increases snow totals substantially.
Posted by: Kimberley at February 12, 2007 7:40 PM
Light sleet off and on started at 7:30pm in NE Independence.
Posted by: David G at February 12, 2007 7:46 PM
Gary and the Team:
7:45: Sleet in SW Lawrence by Clinton Dam!!! Still hovering around 33. Indeed, here we go!!!!! I'm ready Sir!!!!
Bill towel firmly in the drawer in Lawrence
Posted by: Bill Gollier at February 12, 2007 7:47 PM
Hi, I was just wondering how the totals were looking for us down in Warrensburg? I was wondering if our totals have been shifted higher than the 1-3 inches?
New snow bands may develop late tonight that could bring you a period of heavy snow. We'll see, but I think at least the 1 to 3 inches for you.
Posted by: Melissa at February 12, 2007 7:48 PM
Ok, just went outside. At my house in Kingsville MO (Johnson Co. MO) we have a light rain with snow starting to mix in. Temp around 33 degrees.
Posted by: Kimberley at February 12, 2007 7:48 PM
It looks like an upper level low is spinning in north central Kansas.I hope I am looking at this right! This storm reminds me of one we had in november a few years ago.We had thunder and eight inches of snow ,but it started off as an inch of rain. Do you see this repeating tonight based on the radar echoes.Im in Desoto,Kansas
Posted by: rodney at February 12, 2007 7:53 PM
It looks like an upper level low is spinning in north central Kansas.I hope I am looking at this right! This storm reminds me of one we had in november a few years ago.We had thunder and eight inches of snow ,but it started off as an inch of rain. Do you see this repeating tonight based on the radar echoes.Im in Desoto,Kansas.
Posted by: rodney at February 12, 2007 8:08 PM
We've switched over to snow in KCK after a period of sleet. Small flakes, but they are covering the ground pretty quickly.
Posted by: Colleen at February 12, 2007 9:02 PM