10-15-18 Central Plains: Rather dry week expected – a bit warmer by mid-week! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/6tZuWuZ_jFo?hd=1 Very cold air continues to filter into the region this morning.  Rain showers continue in far southeast Missouri, otherwise most areas are dry.   Check out the snowfall analysis over the past 48 hours:  Swath of 3-6" fell from Omaha to south of Hastings, NE, with additional heavier bands in north/western Nebraska.  Lighter snows of 0.5"-3" (in general) across central/northwest Kansas into northwest Iowa.  Kansas City had it's earliest measurable snow every recorded on Sunday (0.20").   Much of the region will see lots of sunshine build in today, with areas across southeast Missouri staying socked in with…
Read More
10-14-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Rain and snow to push eastward tonight…freeze risks likely for many Monday morning. I.

10-14-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Rain and snow to push eastward tonight…freeze risks likely for many Monday morning. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! A swath of light snow stretching from north-central IA southwestward through north-central KS continues to trek eastward as of 12:10pm CDT. Another area of light snow is also working out of northeastern CO along the western border of NE and KS. To the southeast of these snows, areas of rain are still falling southeast of Omaha, NE southward into eastern KS. These snows will continue through the afternoon and evening hours, still spreading south and eastward with time.  Simulated radar through 10am CDT Monday: A gradual transition to snow is still expected for places just east of the convection…
Read More
10-14-18 Central Plains Sunday Update: Cold front brings rains and accumulating snows to the area today into tonight…freeze risks for many into Monday morning. I.

10-14-18 Central Plains Sunday Update: Cold front brings rains and accumulating snows to the area today into tonight…freeze risks for many into Monday morning. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good morning everyone! There are two areas to watch this morning: The first one is the remnants of Sergio which are beginning to exit southeastern MO and the other being associated with a cold front progressing through the region. Accumulating snow is falling across portions of NE with light rain/drizzle activity to the east in southeastern NE into north-central IA. A heavier batch of showers can be noted west of Salina, KS and northeast of Garden City, KS. The snows in the northwestern parts of the region will spread south and eastward with time today.  Simulated radar through 7am CDT…
Read More
10-13-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Accumulating snows set to impact western areas tonight/Sunday while rains lift into the southeastern areas today. I.

10-13-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Accumulating snows set to impact western areas tonight/Sunday while rains lift into the southeastern areas today. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! We are beginning to work in the remnants of Sergio across the far southern portions of the region. These rains will continue to lift towards the ENE through the duration of the afternoon and evening hours while a cold front from the north brings additional rain/snow activity to the Western Plains. Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for the same areas discussed in this morning's update. Simulated radar through 7am CDT Sunday: Rains from Sergio will continue to lift into far southeastern KS with southern MO gaining rain coverage as the afternoon progresses.…
Read More
10-13-18 Central Plains Saturday Update: Rains from Sergio impact southern areas…accumulating snows expected west late tonight into Sunday. I.

10-13-18 Central Plains Saturday Update: Rains from Sergio impact southern areas…accumulating snows expected west late tonight into Sunday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good morning everyone! The region remains dry currently with high pressure positioned across the eastern portions of the area. However, this brief lull in activity will be short-lived as the remnants from Sergio brush the southern portions of the region later today while a cold front from the north brings additional rain/snow activity. A simulated radar running through 7am CDT Sunday is shown below. Rains from Sergio lift into southern KS (especially the southeastern portions) around 10-11am CDT and eventually southern MO during the afternoon hours and evening hours. The state of NE will also observe areas of light rain/snow…
Read More
10-12-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Light rains to push out this evening…watching the next disturbance for accumulating snows west Sunday. I.

10-12-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Light rains to push out this evening…watching the next disturbance for accumulating snows west Sunday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! The wave of showers that impacted NE and KS earlier today is currently tracking through MO and southern IA as of 4:15pm CDT. Another smaller patch of light rain and even some snow mixing in can be noted in northwestern IA. This disturbance will continue off to the east through the late afternoon/early evening hours. Simulated radar through 1am CDT tonight: Light shower activity will continue to work through the rest of MO/southern IA for the remainder of the afternoon hours, gradually lifting out this evening. Areas of light rain will remain in northwestern IA/far northeastern NE…
Read More
10-12-18 Central Plains: Accumulating snow risks increasing for the western portions of the area Sunday.  Details here! N.

10-12-18 Central Plains: Accumulating snow risks increasing for the western portions of the area Sunday. Details here! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/a47O5t7mGxc?hd=1 In the near term we'll see this wave of showers work east through the course of the day (esp. south of I-80), at times mixing in a couple snow showers across Iowa.  The western portions of Kansas and Nebraska see sunshine return by late afternoon.  Rain amounts through this evening will be rather light ranging generally from 0.1" to 0.4" across eastern Kansas through Missouri.  High pressure builds in overnight leading to quiet conditions, then we track an interesting weekend.  Saturday will actually be a milder day with a few showers, especially for locations south of I-70 in…
Read More
10-11-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Areas of showers to work in overnight…freeze risks into Iowa Friday morning. I.

10-11-18 Central Plains Afternoon Update: Areas of showers to work in overnight…freeze risks into Iowa Friday morning. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! The vast majority of the region is quiet as of 4:50pm CDT with only a few light rain showers currently impacting portions of western NE. This will change through the course of the night with additional details below! In other news, many across northern IA will likely receive their first freeze of the season Friday morning as temperatures drop into the lower 30s, hence the Freeze Warnings. Frost Advisories are in effect further southeast in southeastern IA and even a couple counties in far northeastern MO. We can't rule out a few isolated locations under the Frost…
Read More

10-11-18 Central Plains: Additional showers overnight through Friday….snow risks increasing for western Plains Sunday! N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/Co--6cpNpO8?hd=1 Disturbance delivers showers from west to east across the region tonight through late Friday: Scattered showers increase across Kansas/Nebraska tonight, then moves east through the day Friday. Total rainfall from tonight-Friday evening: Rain amounts will be light.  In general we see a swath of 0.1-0.3", with isolated areas of a half-inch in southeast Kansas.  Most areas north of I-80 in Iowa miss out on the rain. We'll be watching for increasing precipitation chances this weekend, with those greatest risks in the southern half of the area.  A strong cold front moves through Saturday night-Sunday.  With the extent of…
Read More