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Saturday, December 08, 2007

KANSAS CITY MetroRegion BREAKING NEWS: ROADWAYS ICY- WRECKS MANY

At this posting- radio scanners are locked up with numerous wrecks- both injury and non - throughout the entire KC Metro generally south of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers.

Wrecks have severely limited or closed travel on I-70 around Blue Springs- I-435 on KC-MO-Leawood-KS state Line- and U.S. 50 in southeastern Jackson County MO..


An earlier wreck- around 6:30am- on northbound U.S. 69 just south of 359th Street in Miami County critically injured a female with a male in his 20's lesser injured.

A police officer was injured just after 7:30am on eastbound I-435 near State Line in Leawood. That 36-year-old officer's injuries were not life-threatening.

Numerous injured being brought to their emergency rooms have closed Overland Park-Regional Medical Center- Johnson County's only trauma center.

Freezing drizzle with periods of light freezing rain will continue over the Metro for at least the next 2 hours.
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The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, December 08, 2007

** Freezing Rain Advisory For KC-MO Metro Region **

*** A National Weather Service freezing rain advisory is in effect for later this Saturday into Sunday morning for virtually all of the Kansas City MetroRegion.

Drizzle today- some of which may freeze on surfaces- with the main precipitation forecasted by the NWS to begin this Saturday evening- overnight through Sunday morning.

One tenth to a quarter-inch of ice coating is expected. Temperature variations within 2 degrees of 32F will maintain through at least Monday.
The main ice show is still on track for Monday.
Incredible forecasted (melted) precipitation amounts of up to 2 inches are possible somewhere from southeastern Kansas into central Missouri.
Forecasted temperatures in many of the same areas indicate a major- to say the least- ice storm.
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** MAN SHOT IN KC-MO **


*** Early Saturday morning KC-MO police report a male victim of gunshots presented himself at a city medical trauma center.

The incident reported happened around 3am in the 2500 block of Prospect. Police had no suspect information nor immediate medical condition of the man..

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<><><> OVERNIGHT WEATHER <><><>

Temperatures fell slowly into the upper 20's to lower 30's overnight while areas north of KC-MO got some freezing drizzle around 1 to 2am..

Radar and traffic camera images indicated another area of freezing drizzle moving into southern and western parts of the KC Metro just after 6am. This area will spread northeastward across the Metro over the next hour.

Freezing drizzle should continue off and on all day- gradually increasing into a light freezing rain after dark.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Kansas City MetroRegion Weather: Winter Storm Still On Track

OK folks- this one's going to be dicey....

A large part of the K.C. MetroRegion will remain under cold air- near to just below freezing temperatures- throughout the next 5 days or so.

Beginning as early as Saturday evening- precipitation will again start falling- and at this point the freezing rain-sleet and snow lines are VERY close to the K.C. Metro. Precipitation will continue- on and off- through at least Tuesday- perhaps Wednesday of next week.

Some portion of the K.C. MetroRegion (see maps for this area on right column) will experience heavy snow- 6 and more inches. Some portion of the MetroRegion will experience an ice scenario- the intensity of which should rival that of this area's January 2002 ice storm.

Kansas City itself will be on the ice-snow line- this storm even at this late hour indicates it could go either way with only a slight shift of the storm's actual track.

Regardless- there IS going to be a winter storm in the MetroRegion later this weekend into early next week.
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Missouri Internet Hoaxers Who Caused Teen's Suicide Paying Price Of Karma

Lori Drew and her family are no longer welcome in their Dardenne Prairie-MO neighborhood since the nationallly-publicized hoax that caused the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier.

You HAD to see this coming- no one would want to live close to a family that would have caused the suicide of a young teen.

This Associated Press story tells of the reverse karma now delivered daily to the Drews' home.

This sort of thing strengthens the old saying: "Watch what you say when you say it"- as well as "Think out actions before carrying them out."

Of course my favorite: "Revenge is a dish best served cold" (apologies to Khan).

Good luck Drew family- for you shall need all of it....
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

KANSAS CITY'S WEATHER: Snow Has Begun

The beginning of the forecasted 3-5-inches of snow has begun over much of the western and northern portions of Metro K.C. right now.

The radar image indicates areas of heavier snow- and possible sleet and/or freezing rain (yellows and oranges) just entering Johnson County KS..

Untreated roads and walking surfaces will quickly become ice and/or snow-covered this morning.

Watch yer keister- and those young or young at heart- enjoy K.C.'s first significant snowfall of the season! g
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING WEATHER: SNOW ADVISORY FOR K.C. METRO

ATCHISON KS-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-CLINTON-PLATTE-CLAY-
RAY-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...LEAVENWORTH...
KANSAS CITY KS...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...PLATTSBURG...
PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...
RICHMOND...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE
1003 PM CST WED DEC 5 2007

...SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A SNOW
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. THIS
REPLACES THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WHICH WAS IN EFFECT.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AFTER 9 AM WITH THE SNOW CONTINUING TO
THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE SNOW MAY BE BRIEFLY MIXED WITH SLEET AT
TIMES. ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO BE 1 TO 3 INCHES.

A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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NWS Weather Satellite Is Dead

One of NOAA/NWS' newer weather satellites- the GOES-12- was repositioned yesterday and promptly quit responding to ground control. They've been trying for nearly 24 hours to get GOES-12 working with absolutely no success.

Anyone trying to get the eastern USA sector visible images or other weather sat data from GOES-12 is SOL UFN.

This should be really fun (NOT) with a series of winter storms about to blast over us over the next 2 weeks or so...

BTW- I'm STILL not convinced we'll see a major ice storm locally- hope to know for sure by Friday.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NWS: "POTENTIAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT IF NOT CRIPPLING ICE STORM" In K.C. MetroRegion

That's what an afternoon forecast discussion from the Pleasant Hill office of the National Weather Service stated.

The fun is scheduled at this time to begin in the area of Saturday night- continuing off and on through at least next Tuesday. We are forecast to be under a cold Arctic air mass- with temperatures "just below freezing" through early next week.

Then- with an increasingly warmer tropical airmass above the surface cold air with several pressure disturbances rolling by will produce the precipitation.

I rarely see the NWS use such serious language this far out from the actual event. I continue to hedge on my outlook to this event for at least another day or two- as early indications were that this upcoming storm system would act much as last weekend's.

Of course I'll update here and try to keep it small- non-red font for ALAP... (bfg)
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Monday, December 03, 2007

Metro K.C. Bloggers More Than Opinions

Dan of the Gone Mild blog reports about 15 local bloggers showed up Saturday at the K.C. Harvesters food bank to assist in preparing items for distribution to people in need.

A wonderful way for bloggers to meet and help the community as well- and everyone who showed up is highly commended by your Captain.

I only wish Diane and I had been able to attend- hard to do when one works overnights on weekends. But we've decided to lend ourselves to a local organization for a weekday holiday assignment in the next few weeks.

Great job fellow bloggers and thanks for the inspiration!

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Sunday, December 02, 2007

*** Fatal Wrecks In KC & Lee's Summit-MO ***



*** Two separate wrecks early Sunday morning claimed the life of a female in KC-MO and a male in Lee's Summit.

...The crash in KC-MO was just after 2:45am on northbound U.S. 71 at Red Bridge.
A car apparently containing at least 3 females left the roadway. One of the female occupants was ejected during the crash and taken by Grandview FD-EMS to an area trauma center in grave condition. The other patients' medical conditions were much less serious.

... The Lee's Summit crash also involved a single vehicle- and was reportedly found by a law enforcement officer- on Woods Chapel Road about 1/4-mile east of I-470.
That officer reported 2 patients- one of them dead- but EMS transported a gravely-injured male in his 20's to a nearby trauma center. The 2nd victim's injuries were not life-threatening.
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** MAN SHOT IN KC-MO **

*** An early Sunday morning shooting in KC-MO's Midtown sent the victim to a hospital in critical condition.

The incident occurred around 1am in the 3700 block of Monroe. No suspect informatipon was available from police.

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** FIRE DAMAGES 2 HOMES IN KC-MO **

... A fire in the 5700 block of Wabash heavily damaged one home and spread to another with the help of gusty south winds just before 12:30am..

A car parked at the gutted home led firefighters to believe the home may have been occupied- but they were forced outside by the flames for about 15 minutes.

No firefighters were injured- the results of a fire investigator's report not yet released.

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<><><> OVERNIGHT WEATHER <><><>

The weather across the MetroRegion overnight was of extremes- Missouri temperatures at dawn ranged from 30-degrees in Maryville to 64-degrees in Marshall and Warrensburg. It was 63 in Harrisonville.
Winds were southerly ahead of the strong cold front coming through the middle of the Kansas City MetroRegion- and gusty northerly behingd the front.

Cloud ceilings lowered and by 7am- weather radars were indicating light precipitation developing from near Ottawa-KS- KC- Lexington-MO southward and in southeastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa- that is sleet and/or snow. All precipitation will end in the Metro by noon.

The next weather-maker is expected by late week- until then seasonable to mild conditions into Tuesday.

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