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Saturday, February 13, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Working Fire- Reported People Trapped In South KC-MO Apartment Building


Beginning at 4:58 pm- a total of nine KC_MO Fire companies have been dispatched to a working apartment building fire with reported possible persons trapped in the 14500 block of South U.S. 71 highway.

The fire is at the Cloverleaf Apartments- and the equivalent of a 2nd-alarm in fire companies had been sent before the first company arrived at 5:06 pm..

Responding companies began reporting smoke showing up to a mile away- and when Pumper 42 arrived they report fire showing from the 2nd story of a 3-story building there.


As of this post- the firefight is on with the report of "4" minor injuries- but no confirmed persons trapped.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

CSW WEATHER: NWS "Winter Weather Advisory" North to East K.C. MetroRegion Saturday-Sunday



T
hus far- indications this snow event could produce from one-half to one and a half inches of snow in the Metro with the lesser amounts in Kansas counties- the most in Missouri Metro areas by Sunday evening.


...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY...

A POTENT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI SATURDAY AFTERNOON BRINGING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOW- WIND- AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE ADVISORY AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING- AND MAY BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY IN LOCATIONS FROM PRINCETON TO KIRKSVILLE AND MOBERLY.

BY SUNDAY THE STRONG STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WITH RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES AND NORTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH.

TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY EVENING WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.


(INCLUDING THE MISSOURI COUNTIES OF:) MACON- RAY- CARROLL- CHARITON- RANDOLPH-LAFAYETTE- SALINE- HOWARD- PETTIS- COOPER- NODAWAY- WORTH- GENTRY- HARRISON- MERCER-PUTNAM- SCHUYLER- DE KALB- DAVIESS- GRUNDY- SULLIVAN- ADAIR- CALDWELL- LIVINGSTON- LINN MO.


INCLUDING THE CITIES OF: MACON... LA PLATA... RICHMOND... CARROLLTON... SALISBURY... KEYTESVILLE... MOBERLY... LEXINGTON... CONCORDIA... MARSHALL... FAYETTE... NEW FRANKLIN... SEDALIA... BOONVILLE... MARYVILLE... GRANT CITY... ALBANY... STANBERRY... BETHANY... PRINCETON... UNIONVILLE... LANCASTER... GALLATIN... JAMESPORT... TRENTON... MILAN... GREEN CITY... KIRKSVILLE... HAMILTON... POLO... CHILLICOTHE... BROOKFIELD.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ... IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY.


* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD THE ADVISORY AREA LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH CONTINUING LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
SNOW WILL EXIT THE AREA SUNDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: THIS LONG DURATION SNOW STORM WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS: RAPIDLY ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL LEAD TO SLUSHY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS BY SATURDAY NIGHT.
CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN TRAVELING.


* OTHER IMPACTS: BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH AT TIMES.
THESE WINDS WILL LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE MILE AT TIMES
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Cheapest Regular Unleaded Found: $2.28 on U.S. 40



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ctually- $2.279 (I round up the tenth-cent) at the Conoco station shown in the GOOGLE image at the northwest corner of U.S. 40 highway and Phelps Road on the east KC- Independence MO border.


It's at least $2.33 (2.329) elsewhere from south to north KC-MO- Raytown and Indy.


Good area to look for cheaper gasoline if you're out that way this weekend.
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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

CSW WEATHER: Snowshowers Will Lead To Slick Roads



B
een watching a northwest-southeast oriented area of snowshowers most of the morning into this afternoon west to southwest and south of Metro Kansas City.


This area is showing from Leavenworth County south-southeastward through Johnson into Miami and Linn counties Kansas.

Some moderate snowfall rates indicated both by weather radar and Overland Park traffic cameras.

The briefly moderate snows could well create locally slick surfaces and roadways in the upper-20-degree temperatures.
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Monday, February 08, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Slickening Roads Lead to Serious Crash In KC-MO Northland

A serious injury crash is working on Missouri (M-) 152 highway at Green Hills Road in KC-MO Platte County and that roadway is currently shut down to through traffic.


The 1:58 pm crash was reported to be a cross-over- a westbound vehicle crashed into the eastbound lanes.

At least "3" vehicles are reportedly involved with extrication of the cross-over driver in progress.

Light snow and rapidly-falling temperatures now into the 20's are creating many slick areas on area roads- highways and freeways.

Slow down and use headlights!


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Two Dead- 2 Missing in St. Joseph MO Duplex Fire



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fire in a duplex early Monday morning has killed two with 2 other occupants of the home missing.


St. Joseph firefighters found the bodies of a woman believed to be the grandmother and another youngster believed to be a 14-year-old teenage girl inside the 2-story structure.

(Photo courtesy of The ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS)

Firefighters are combing the debris for 2 missing children.

The ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS said the alarm was sounded at 3:09 am Monday morning for the fire at 2326 South 10th Street.


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Sunday, February 07, 2010

CSW WEATHER: NWS 'Winter Storm Watch' Downgraded To Advisory



Good news if you're sick of (winter) snow- it appears a couple of changes in forecast parameters have lessened the chance for a heavy snowstorm over most of Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City.


The National Weather Service downgraded our Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Weather Advisory- meaning in a nutshell that only "3 to 5 inches" of snow is now expected by late Monday.

Temperatures here near the old Bannister Mall are presently in the upper-30's (37)- and remain just above the 32-degree freezing mark at all weather reporting stations here in the Metro.

Don't think terribly slick roads should be an issue for driving until at least late tonight into Monday as temperatures will be slow to fall below freezing from present temperatures.

A cold front is not slated to arrive until around midday Monday- and indications are now that temperatures later this week won't be as cold as earlier thought.

Updates here at CSW as needed- we'll be up late watching and listening....
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