1-20-19 Central Plains: Tracking a weak clipper system east…upcoming storm system impacts region Mon night through Wed morning. I.

1-20-19 Central Plains: Tracking a weak clipper system east…upcoming storm system impacts region Mon night through Wed morning. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good morning everyone! A weak clipper system is currently making its way through the central portions of IA this morning (as of 8:15am CST) with light snows. Elsewhere remains dry, however, there are a few scattered snow showers/flurries associated with the clipper working through the eastern third of NE as well. Progressing through the day, expect this precipitation to quickly work southeastward as the clipper system glides through the eastern portions of the area. Simulated radar through 10pm CST this evening: Light snows work through the central portions of IA this morning and early afternoon while scattered snow showers/flurries clip…
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1-19-19 IA/MO Update: Snows pick up in southeastern MO this afternoon before exiting late evening…weak clipper to glide through IA Sunday. I.

1-19-19 IA/MO Update: Snows pick up in southeastern MO this afternoon before exiting late evening…weak clipper to glide through IA Sunday. I.

Iowa, Missouri
Good morning everyone! The winter storm continues to track eastward early this morning, with snows starting to exit to the east from far eastern IA. Warmer air across southern MO is keeping most of the precipitation found in these areas as rain while colder air working in from the west is helping to squeeze out any residual moisture in the atmosphere and continue scattered light snow showers/flurries for northern and far western MO. Precipitation will continue to spread eastward today, with snow coverage in picking up in south-central/southeastern MO this afternoon and evening as backside snow develops along the western…
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1-18-19 Central Plains PM: Winter storm works eastward across portions of the region through Saturday…tracking a weak clipper to glide through IA Sunday. I.

1-18-19 Central Plains PM: Winter storm works eastward across portions of the region through Saturday…tracking a weak clipper to glide through IA Sunday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good evening everyone! The winter storm we have been tracking is starting to get its act together across portions of the area, in particular central and eastern IA where snows are increasing in coverage as of 5pm CST. Snows can also be found in the northern couple of county rows in MO with light rains in portions of northeastern KS starting to also transition to snow as we speak. Areas such as Emporia and Wichita, KS still have periods of rain to contend with before the gradual transition to snow occurs later this evening and early night. Further west, Garden…
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1-18-19 Central Plains: Winter storm to impact the region into Saturday…arctic air to follow!  Wintry pattern setting up! N.

1-18-19 Central Plains: Winter storm to impact the region into Saturday…arctic air to follow! Wintry pattern setting up! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/OrEKjaDnGBA?hd=1 Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings in place across the region: Check out the timing of the precipitation expanding into the region today: Freezing rain will increase over eastern and southern Nebraska this morning.  Snow will expand across Iowa mid to late afternoon, with precipitation rapidly developing later this afternoon through the overnight from Kansas east to Missouri as our storm system really gets going.   Forecast radar from 2am to 6pm CT Saturday: Through the overnight and Saturday, rain across Missouri will gradually transition to snow from northwest to southeast.  There will be areas of moderate…
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1-17-19 Central Plains PM: Tracking the latest on the incoming storm system bringing accumulating snows Friday into Saturday. I.

1-17-19 Central Plains PM: Tracking the latest on the incoming storm system bringing accumulating snows Friday into Saturday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! A broad range of advisories and warnings have been issued across the northern portions of the region, including Winter Weather Advisories for light snow accumulations and a glaze of ice for many in NE and northeastern KS. Winter Storm Warnings have been hoisted for most in IA as significant snow accumulations are anticipated while Winter Storm Watches remain in effect for northern MO and southeastern IA. Warm air advection across NE and KS will help to initiate the development of fog this evening and especially tonight (as shown by the darker shadings below). This will likely be…
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1-17-19 Central Plains: Blast of arctic air comes with accumulating snow Friday into Saturday…details here! N.

1-17-19 Central Plains: Blast of arctic air comes with accumulating snow Friday into Saturday…details here! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/tmX2ShrYJew?hd=1 Winter weather advisories going up for anticipated snowfall Friday into Saturday: It all begins in northwest Nebraska late tonight, then spreads southeast as we progress through the day Friday.  Here is the forecast radar from midnight tonight to 2pm Friday: Friday morning will bring freezing rain issues across central and southern Nebraska, this could cause real travel issues from Hastings to North Platte.  Expect freezing fog/drizzle to develop in those areas out ahead of the system.   The arctic blast and snow will continue to shift south Friday evening.  Forecast radar from 4pm Friday to 6am Saturday shown…
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1-17-19 Long-range: Quick weekend winter storm update + latest February research & analysis. M.

1-17-19 Long-range: Quick weekend winter storm update + latest February research & analysis. M.

Agriculture, becks, Energy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Premium Discussions, South Dakota, Texas, Weekly Energy Report, Weekly Farm Report
Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIr9LK9-KY PDF Slides (click link below to open in HD): 1-17-19 Long-Range Analysis Images: Key Points: Major winter storm likely this weekend with strong wind gusts and crashing temps behind the storm system.  Another storm system looks to develop early next week with perhaps another chance of accumulating snow possible for parts of the Midwest.  Active pattern for snow likely persists at least into the end of January with numerous shots of major cold likely behind storm systems.  Overall, the progression we’re seeing in the AAM and PV continues to be favorable for cold air diving south into…
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1-16-19 Central Plains: Wintry mix develops this afternoon into Thursday AM – widespread snows arrive Friday with arctic air to follow! N.

1-16-19 Central Plains: Wintry mix develops this afternoon into Thursday AM – widespread snows arrive Friday with arctic air to follow! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/24n5JBNSa44?hd=1 Winter weather advisories for freezing rain expected in Kansas and Missouri today and especially tonight.   Freezing rain forecast through sunrise Thursday: Not an ice storm by any means, but enough to create slippery travel with 0.1" of ice on  elevated objects and untreated surfaces. Areas further north across Nebraska and Iowa will see some light snow - only a dusting expected.   Snow will work into the region Friday and move out Saturday from northwest to southeast.   Our latest thinking regarding the snow threat: I show model snowfall data in the video, areas in the greatest…
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1-15-19 Central Plains: Areas of fog/drizzle continue…wintry mix Wednesday night – watching an impactful late week winter storm. N.

1-15-19 Central Plains: Areas of fog/drizzle continue…wintry mix Wednesday night – watching an impactful late week winter storm. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/AA_USWn4ouI?hd=1 As discussed in the video, we have limited visibility in eastern Nebraska, and across eastern Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa: Fog/freezing drizzle risks will continue in portions of the region over the next 24-36 hours, we discuss the details in the video.  A disturbance will bring a wintry mix of light freezing rain, sleet, then mainly snow north from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  Check out the freezing rain forecast from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning: Minor snow accumulations will occur in Nebraska and Iowa, clipping northern Missouri and Kansas.  Again, this is for Wednesday night. A strong storm…
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1-14-19 Central Plains Afternoon: Areas of fog expected into mid-week with patchy freezing drizzle likely through Tuesday morning in IA. I.

1-14-19 Central Plains Afternoon: Areas of fog expected into mid-week with patchy freezing drizzle likely through Tuesday morning in IA. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! I wanted to get started discussing the freezing fog threat that is expected to exist over the eastern two-thirds of the region this evening and increasing through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. Weak southwesterly winds will help to drive slight warm air advection within the circled region below that will likely result in areas of dense freezing fog given temperatures at or slightly below freezing. Slick spots are expected to develop within areas that observe the denser pockets - something to keep in mind if traveling. A weak shortwave trough that will be lifting into the…
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