1-14-19 Long-range: Eyeing another high impact winter storm into the weekend…very cold pattern settles in mid to late Jan. M.

1-14-19 Long-range: Eyeing another high impact winter storm into the weekend…very cold pattern settles in mid to late Jan. M.

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Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62HzYiLdwWk&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 PDF Slides (click link below to open in HD): 1-14-19 Long-Range Analysis Images: Key Points: Very cold this morning for many in the Midwest following the major winter storm that dropped as much as 20” of snow in portions of Missouri.  Quieter weather the next couple of days, but a clipper system is possible Thursday – Friday for the Northern Plains/Midwest. Major winter storm possible this weekend from the Plains to the Ohio Valley with strong ensemble support. Lots of variability in model data so be sure to stay tuned to local reports.  This active storm track…
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1-12-19 Central Plains: Significant winter storm continues to work eastward through tonight with lingering areas of snow east Sunday. I.

1-12-19 Central Plains: Significant winter storm continues to work eastward through tonight with lingering areas of snow east Sunday. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good morning everyone! The storm system plaguing a large portion of the central plains continues to bring widespread snow coverage to southern IA and the northern two-thirds of MO while lighter back-side snows are more prevalent in southeastern NE into KS (as of 9:25am CST). A mix of rain and snow also remains in far southeastern KS into southern MO due to warmer temperatures that have remained in these areas. We'll note the progression of snows eastward today as the storm system continues to slowly work across the eastern plains through the OHV. Simulated radar through 6pm CST this evening:…
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1-11-19 Central Plains Evening Update: Discussing the latest on the winter storm taking aim on the region through Saturday night. I.

1-11-19 Central Plains Evening Update: Discussing the latest on the winter storm taking aim on the region through Saturday night. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good evening everyone! This post updates information for IA, NE and KS while providing similar information already sent to MO previously this afternoon. Our storm system is really starting to get its act together across the southern portions of the region, with heavy snows being reported in eastern MO where a few inches of snow has already been reported in a couple spots. A mix of rain and snow is also occurring in northeastern NE with snows becoming the more dominant precipitation type in the western third of KS. Further south, warmer air intrusion is keeping the bulk of the…
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1-11-19 Central Plains: Significant winter storm takes aim on the region through Saturday night.  Details here!

1-11-19 Central Plains: Significant winter storm takes aim on the region through Saturday night. Details here!

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Iowa Video: http://youtu.be/oAnwLhRUaMc?hd=1 Missouri Video: http://youtu.be/If-mSWlXYec?hd=1 Kansas Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1MwaESCrpc&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Nebraska Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oj3FmvavtY&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Current radar shows showers working in across Missouri and Kansas this morning, with some freezing rain in southeast Missouri.   A significant winter storm takes aim on the region tonight.  Here are the latest alerts across the region: Forecast radar from the afternoon through Saturday evening: Total precipitation over the next 7 days: Temperature trends over the next 10 days:
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1-10-19 Central Plains PM Update: Significant snows expected for portions of the region Friday afternoon through Saturday night. I.

1-10-19 Central Plains PM Update: Significant snows expected for portions of the region Friday afternoon through Saturday night. I.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good afternoon everyone! The very beginnings of our significant storm system will start to work into the southern portions of KS/MO tonight, though will likely start out as rain shower activity given the warmer temperatures near 40ºF. Shown below is the energy associated with this system as it progresses northeastward into additional portions of KS and southwestern MO late tonight into Friday morning. As we progress through the day Friday, a majority of the rain activity will transition to snows due to dynamic cooling. However, temperatures will still remain just above freezing. Friday night through Saturday night, this energy and…
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1-10-19 Central Plains:  Storm system brings accum. snow potential across the region late Friday-Saturday night. N.

1-10-19 Central Plains: Storm system brings accum. snow potential across the region late Friday-Saturday night. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Today's Missouri Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lub0IAcJkns&feature=youtu.be&hd=1   Today's Iowa Video:  http://youtu.be/p4gMQmaxE-8?hd=1 Today's Nebraska/Kansas Video:  http://youtu.be/P8xa6LN59AA?hd=1 Good Thursday morning everyone! We're continuing to keep a very close eye on a winter storm that will ramp up tomorrow and lead to a swath of accumulating snow through parts of Kansas and Nebraska with heavy snow possible in Southern Iowa and much of Missouri. The St. Louis area could see 8-12" of snow when all is said and done.  Winds do not look to be a huge issue with this storm system generally ranging from 5-20 MPH:  Temperatures will hover near freezing for most who…
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1-10-19 Long-range: Update on accumulating snow in the short-term + large support for colder trends & persistent wintry risks ahead. M.

1-10-19 Long-range: Update on accumulating snow in the short-term + large support for colder trends & persistent wintry risks ahead. M.

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Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyuUwsGK5E&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 PDF slides (click link below to open in HD): 1-10-19 Long-Range Analysis Images: Key Points: Cooler risks in the Eastern US persist this week related to MJO phase 8.  A storm system this weekend has led to winter storm watches in parts of Eastern Missouri and Southwest Illinois. Expect these to be expanded and upgraded over the next 24 hours.  A band of 8-12” of snow are possible in the areas under the watch with a widespread band of 5-8” through Central/Southern Illinois and Indiana.  Quieter period especially for the northern tier of the US over the…
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1-9-19 Central Plains: Dry through Thursday…increasing chances of some wet snow into the weekend. N.

1-9-19 Central Plains: Dry through Thursday…increasing chances of some wet snow into the weekend. N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/LnvwGXoViXc?hd=1 Watching a late week system that will bring the risk for snow in portions of the region.  Here is our current risk map: This system has trended more expansive since yesterday.  Precipitation expands across central/eastern Kansas Friday, lifting into southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa Friday night, then exiting late Saturday night.  Current data regarding snow totals:  Take this with a grain of salt in Kansas as temperatures will be marginal, with higher risks across southeast Nebraska where colder temperatures will be in place.   High temperatures over the next 4 days: Low temperatures over the next 4 days:…
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1-8-19 Central Plains: Quiet & cooler mid-week….Missouri snow threat late week.  Details here. N.

1-8-19 Central Plains: Quiet & cooler mid-week….Missouri snow threat late week. Details here. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video: http://youtu.be/fApwv32of7M?hd=1 Good morning!  Here are your weather headlines: Windy day ahead for northeast portions of the region where gusts could reach 45mph.   After a calm mid-week, we'll be eyeing a late week system coming out of the southern Plains.  This will bring a few showers into Kansas Friday, with increasing risks for a snow event in Missouri Friday afternoon through Saturday.   Here is the area we are watching for accumulating snow potential.  Current data suggesting a 4-8" band possible in east-central Missouri.  Be sure to check back over the next few days.   Total precipitation over the…
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1-7-19 Central Plains:  Temps trend more seasonal mid-week…another quiet week for many…Missouri snow risks late week? N.

1-7-19 Central Plains: Temps trend more seasonal mid-week…another quiet week for many…Missouri snow risks late week? N.

becks, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Video Forecast: http://youtu.be/ul_tYyFi4Eg?hd=1 Good morning!  Weather headlines for the week ahead: Showers impacting parts of Iowa and Missouri this morning - these will move out after lunch-time with a nice afternoon across the region.   Another shortwave will clip northern parts of the area tonight with rain and snow showers, but the bigger story will be the wind as this disturbance kicks east overnight.  Nebraska will see howling winds overnight, especially west where gusts can exceed 50mph!   Breezy to windy conditions will spread east through the night and continue on Tuesday.  Iowa will be the windiest area for Tuesday.…
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