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Heavy snow and blowing snow
Good Saturday morning,
It is just after midnight and heavy snow is moving in. 1 inch is still likely but the wind will become the big factor over the next 6 hours. We are in a snow and blowing snow advisory through the early morning hours. Below you can see LIVE ESP as of around 12:20 AM. The light blue areas are rather significant snow. The winds are picking up at nearly 50 mph. Jeremy will be tracking this system leaving us in the morning with the last day of the cold wave finally here.
Have a great weekend!
Posted by at February 17, 2007 12:19 AM
You truly are a dedicated man. You've got so much passion about your job, and it shows. Thanks for giving us the updates on the blog - I'm staying up later than I normally do so I can catch this final blast of snow.
The temperature in Raymore rose to around 40 at 10, so I was getting concerned this second wave might not be snow. It looks like the cold air is rushing in ahead of the precip, so I'm ready.
Have a great night, and thank you for actually caring about us - the viewers and weather lovers. Keep up the great work!
Posted by: Trey at February 17, 2007 12:41 AM
Just got off work about 45 minutes ago and it is still snowing! the neat thing about this snow is that it is drifting and it is carved like sand in a windstorm, I guess "cold wave 07" will not go quietly into the night(figuritively, and literally;) The wind is still blowing pretty good.
What is neat about this "clipper" is that it's not much different than alot of clippers that we get, and most do have the "precipitation Structure" like this one, the thing that sets this one apart is that most clippers precip is alot of virga "unless the low tracks south and west of you" where with this one the stuff that is normally virga actually made to the ground!
O.K. it got that off my chest:)
Thanks for your time!
Nick in (still snowblown) St. Joe!!!!!
The wind really blew the snow around last night. I'm sure there are some huge drifts in open areas! Enjoy the wintry weather...because changes are finally on the way.
Posted by: Nick Rau at February 17, 2007 2:35 AM
Gary and Weather Team:
Good winter's morning to all of you!!! Wow, that front really blew in last night-I was awake just to watch it and listen-wow!!!! Currently still pretty windy temp. close to 22-have a total of about 5 inches of snow on the ground!!! What a way for the cold wave to say good bye and what a week of winter weather: 5 inches of snow and recording of minus 3-very impressive indeed!!! On our way out to have one last romp in the snow before the warmth arrives on Sunday!!!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!!!! For us winter weather freaks who want one more shot, it is time to start watching for the end of the month (which I of course have been peeking at!!)....I know, I know, I've got some snow issues!!! I will also enjoy the warm up-it is time-but man it has been a great month if you like winter-made even better by following it here!!!! Thanks again
Bill-now wind blown to Oklahoma-in Lawrence
This truely has been a real winter! After today our temps since December 22 will be just a hair below average! The wind gusted to 44 mph in Lawrence last night!
Posted by: Bill Gollier at February 17, 2007 7:34 AM
I also wanted to thank you for your dedication Gary. I like the way you and you team look at the factors you do to bring us the most accurate weather forecasts. You have educated me on several aspects of the weather.
I too love your Blog.
Have a great weekend.
Posted by: Betty Ware at February 17, 2007 7:35 AM
Hi, I have 1.5 inches on the driveway this morning and the wind is blowing around 30 mph. thanks for keeping us updated throughout the storm.
Thanks for the report. It is our pleasure to keep our viewers and bloggers updated during all aspects of weather...especially storms!
Posted by: Brent at February 17, 2007 10:09 AM
Hi Jeremy/Gary - Dog here...again. I read a blog from last night about Twister - and nitpicking it to death. Well, I just had to write and say that the movie Twister doesn't have a realistic plot. I used to chase in Oklahoma, for 20 years, with my British friend, using only our eyes, 530 on the AM band, and a weather radio, plus my knowledge of best places for storms etc... Chases are lots of tedium, lots of gas used (wouldn't do it today - I'm too cheap), bad food, using ditches and fence posts for relief stops (sounds like a dog, doesn't it?) and long, insufferable drives home, arriving at hideous hours, then going to work the next day. That's what chasing is about oftimes.
Chasing can be very frustrating. You don't always see 5 tornadoes in the span of a day or two. Not to mention F3's-5's. The first time I saw the movie in a theatre the film broke and the movie was delayed by 15 minutes. I think that was a sign!
Posted by: StormDog at February 17, 2007 5:09 PM