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Saturday, February 23, 2008

KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING WEATHER: HEAVY SNOW IN THE SOUTHERN METRO



A band of precipitation continues across the southern half of the K.C. Metro at this hour- producing sleet and heavy snow.


As noted on this Topeka NWS radar image- this area is moving east-northeast- and well may spread over southern Platte and Clay counties in Missouri during the next hour or so.

You can see by this Overland Park Traffic Dept. camera shot at 119th Street & Nall that the snowflakes are quite large- though temperatures are still one to 2 degrees above freezing.

The area of precip will continue to affect the Metro into the early morning hours of Sunday.
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KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING NEWS: 2-ALARM PETROLEUM FIRE IN KC-KS

A 2-alarm fire is presently in progress in a building at 539 S. 10th Street in Kansas City- KS.

Reports from the scene are that there's "jet fuel" burning- among other fuels apparently. The building was reported to be safely evacuated.

It's not yet known the name of the business where this large fire is.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

KANSAS CITY MetroRegion WEATHER: NWS "Winter Weather Advisory" On Our Southern Doorstep



This advisory includes Miami & Linn counties Kansas and Cass- Bates- Johnson in Missouri tomorrow (Thursday).


There's a Winter Storm Warning that includes the Truman & Lake of The Ozarks areas.

There will be several periods of off and on snow Thursday- Friday and possibly late Saturday..

Snow amounts from this first batch of snow is expected to be in the 2-4 inch range.

I'll update all this stuff later tonight or early tomorrow.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday



Though it appears cloud cover may obscure this astronomical event tomorrow night- we still are scheduled to have a total eclipse of the Moon.


The eclipse should be visible to most of us in the U.S.- as depicted by this Web animation.

Totality over the K.C. MetroRegion is by 9:26pm Wednesday night.
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Another Winter Storm Possible Thursday



As we continue the Real Winter of 2007-08- another snowstorm looms over the horizon.


This one is looking to affect us Thursday with another 3-5-inch snowfall and once again- cold Arctic air (this is why one has to go to the Gulf coast for 70-degree weather).

There is great news however- meteorological spring starts in 11 days- March 1.

Mark my words- THIS spring may very well be active and noisy.

As long as we get above 60 degrees and STAY there- I don't care- do you? g

More on Thursday's storm later....
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