2-16-19 Central Plains: Next disturbance brings accumulating snows, esp. north, this afternoon through Sunday night. I.

2-16-19 Central Plains: Next disturbance brings accumulating snows, esp. north, this afternoon through Sunday night. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good morning everyone! Radar is pretty inactive this morning for most of the region. However, there are a few scattered bursts of snow in far northwestern NE as of 8:05am CST, but should work to the northeast and out of the state in the next few hours. This won't be the end of the snow risks across the region, however, as another system working in will bring an additional round of accumulating snow, especially northeast, later today through Sunday night. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories out ahead of this incoming threat across northeastern NE, the eastern…
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2-15-19 Central Plains Update: Snows exit east tonight…eyeing additional accumulating snows through the duration of the weekend, especially north. I.

2-15-19 Central Plains Update: Snows exit east tonight…eyeing additional accumulating snows through the duration of the weekend, especially north. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! Snows are losing coverage across eastern NE and far eastern KS as of 2:50pm CST while we can still note a band of moderate to perhaps heavy snow at times across a majority of MO, excluding the northeastern portions of the state where dry air at the low-levels is inhibiting most of the precipitation depicted by radar from reaching the ground. A sliver of freezing rain also extends along the southern-most two county rows in MO while warmer temperatures in the Boot Heel is keeping the dominant precipitation type as rain. Expect through the remainder of the…
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2-15-19 Central Plains: Accumulating snows into tonight – more snow for the weekend (esp. north). N.

2-15-19 Central Plains: Accumulating snows into tonight – more snow for the weekend (esp. north). N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/1-b6knArYT8?hd=1 Widespread snows across central Nebraska through eastern Kansas and increasing across central Missouri.  2-hour radar loop ending at 9:30 CT shown below: Winter weather advisories across the area in effect into this evening: Additional snowfall through the day: Our next system quickly follows Saturday afternoon and night with scattered snow showers increasing from west to east Saturday evening, with a light wintry mix mainly across southeast Kansas and southern Missouri.  On Sunday, much of Kansas and Missouri will be dry, with snow showers lingering across northeast Nebraska and much of Iowa through the day.   Some minor freezing…
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2-14-19 Central Plains Update: Tracking accumulating snows Friday with additional snow risks into the weekend. I.

2-14-19 Central Plains Update: Tracking accumulating snows Friday with additional snow risks into the weekend. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! We'll watch a cold front sweep through the region from a northwest to southeast trajectory this evening into the overnight hours, essentially putting an end to the brief warm spell over the southern portions of the region. Come Friday morning, temperatures across the vast majority of the region will be below freezing, with it progressively being colder the further north you're located. Areas such as northeastern NE into IA (where there is some remaining snowpack) are expected to drop down into the single digits and possibly below zero in far northern IA. Daytime recovery will be minimal…
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2-14-19 Central Plains:  Arctic front wipes away the mild temps into tonight….accumulating snows Friday.  More snow risks this weekend. N.

2-14-19 Central Plains: Arctic front wipes away the mild temps into tonight….accumulating snows Friday. More snow risks this weekend. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/0nwHkenwYBQ?hd=1 A cold front passing today brings an end to our brief warmth.  The Iowa/Nebraska turn noticeably colder this afternoon, with temperatures crashing area-wide tonight. Accumulating snows expected across the area Friday, mainly from central Nebraska through northeast/central Kansas to central Missouri.  Precipitation will begin to move into western areas after midnight tonight, with a band of snow working across the area throughout the day Friday, exiting across Missouri Friday night.  Sleet will be likely across portions of central and southeast Kansas, along with some freezing rain from southeast Kansas through the southern tier of Missouri, likely to cause…
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2-14-19 Long Range: Active pattern continues. Latest research on pattern, severe weather risks into March. B.

2-14-19 Long Range: Active pattern continues. Latest research on pattern, severe weather risks into March. B.

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Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPDG7zgRAGI&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 PDF Slides (click link below to open in HD): 2-14 Long-Range Analysis Data continued slight warmer trends last night. Overall heating demand is still above normal due mostly to major cold continuing in the Western US. Data has trended further south with a clipper system for the Ohio Valley Friday night and much weaker with a wave of snow on Sunday. Overall, with data flexing the southeast ridge in week 2 it will be tough to get a good snow track in the Ohio Valley. We’ll likely end up on the north end of the storm track…
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2-13-19 Central Plains: Dry and briefly milder into Thursday – Several snow chances late week into next week. N.

2-13-19 Central Plains: Dry and briefly milder into Thursday – Several snow chances late week into next week. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/6XNW4eLbztU?hd=1 Good morning!  Overall decent weather continues today, with southerly flow bringing in warmer air this afternoon through tonight.  A moisture-starved front will move through the area Thursday, which brings the winter chill back for late week.  The cold air will stick around this weekend and for much of next week, with several rounds of snow Friday into next week. A dry day expected across the region.  As warmer air lifts in through the night, we could work in some patchy fog (freezing fog) across portions of Iowa Thursday morning along with patches of drizzle.  The front may bring…
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2-12-19 Central Plains:  Quiet/milder mid-week expected before a colder weekend with several snow chances. N.

2-12-19 Central Plains: Quiet/milder mid-week expected before a colder weekend with several snow chances. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/puZ6A-N9B1A?hd=1 Good morning!  Light snows continue to linger across east-central and northeast Iowa.  2-hour radar loop from 7-9am CT shown below: Snowfall analysis (left image) vs. our snowfall forecast (right image) shown below.  Overall we are pleased with our forecast on this storm.  We could of gone a bit higher in spots, but placement was pretty close.   Snow showers and gusty winds will continue across Iowa through the day, as low pressure works to our east across Michigan.   Additional snow accumulations today: Winds will decrease across Nebraska and Kansas today, but expecting a windy day for Iowa…
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2-11-19 Central Plains Update: System brings moderate/heavy snow accumulations to IA through Tuesday…rain and freezing rain expected further south. I.

2-11-19 Central Plains Update: System brings moderate/heavy snow accumulations to IA through Tuesday…rain and freezing rain expected further south. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! The wave of precipitation continues to work northeastward as of 3:15pm CST with the bulk of MO experiencing moderate to perhaps heavy rain at times. Colder air to the north is allowing for more wintry precipitation to fall with a corridor of freezing rain extending from St. Joseph, MO to just north of Quincy, IL. North of this region into far eastern NE and southern IA are observing the precipitation to fall as snow, which will continue to be the case as these snows expand into additional portions of IA through the remainder of the afternoon and…
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2-11-19 Central Plains: Winter storm impacts region into Tuesday….details here. N.

2-11-19 Central Plains: Winter storm impacts region into Tuesday….details here. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/UjYUPF6Clc4?hd=1 Latest winter weather alerts: Flood watch southeast Missouri: Good morning!  Precipitation continues to lift north with snow across far northeast Kansas and northern Missouri, with freezing rain just south of that, impacting the Kansas City area this morning.  Radar as of 9am CDT shown below: Forecast radar shows the snow continuing to lift northward across southern Iowa late morning through the afternoon, with snow impacting much of Iowa this evening and overnight.  Forecast radar from noon today through noon Tuesday (in 3 hour increments): Snow showers will diminish Tuesday, with dry conditions for most of the region.  Here's…
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