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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Central USA Snow Cover Via Visible Weather Satellite

With mostly clear skies over the Central States this Saturday afternoon- the snow on the ground is quite visible.

Much of this snow cover should melt during the coming week as temperatures warm into the 40's and 50's- perhaps some 60's by mid-week.

Friday, January 06, 2017

BREAKING: House Fire in Kansas City Northland


The alarm was sounded at 2:22 pm Friday afternoon for 5 Kansas City MO Fire companies to respond to a reported house fire in the 5600 block of North Potter in the Gracemor subdivision north of Worlds of Fun.



Arriving units report a "working fire in a 1-1/2-story residence" with "all occupants out" uninjured.



At 2:42 pm- firefighters had rescued a family dog from the house- the animal sounds to be okay.


The fire was reported under control at 2:44 pm- and the Red Cross was requested for the "2 adults and 5 children" displaced by the fire.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Then The Snow Ends in Kansas City

Radars trends and ground observations show the 2nd "snowstorm" of the 2016-2017 Winter coming to an end within an hour.

Most areas received from 1-1/2 to 3-inches of the freezy skid stuff.



Looking at Metro traffic cameras- there is at least one snow-free lane on the Interstates.

Most other lesser-traveled roads are snow-covered.
View north from Kansas City's Country Club Plaza


Traffic has been light and there have been few crashes.

One a few hours ago reportedly involved a sand truck on I-470 near Douglas in Lee's Summit MO..


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

BREAKING: Snow Has Begun in Metro Kansas City

As of this posting- light snow has begun over most of Platte county and is moving into Clay county MO..


Affected are I-29 north toward KCI airport and beyond- I-435 east and west loop from the KCI area- and I-35 near Liberty MO..



Light to occasionally moderate snow will spread over the rest of Metro KC during the next 3 hours.

Snow in Kansas City's Forecast



Sunday, January 01, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs Football Team Wins Division Championship

The Chiefs will host the AFC Divisional Round Playoff Game on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Arrowhead Stadium. 



Kickoff is at 12:05 p.m. and the game will be on NBC-TV.

William Christopher - October 20, 1932 – December 31, 2016

He was the beloved Father Mulcahy on TV's M*A*S*H* .

BREAKING: Possible Bridge Jumper Briefly Closes Part of Kansas City Highway

This began a little before 8:30 pm New Year's night when a male has threatened to jump from a U.S. 40 highway overpass onto I-435 below.

As shown by these KC SCOUT camera images- the man is surrounded by police- who have closed U.S. 40 at I-435 for this incident.


It is also possible the northbound I-435 ramp from westbound I-70 could be closed as well as I-435 itself.


UPDATE:  As of 8:43 pm- this situation has been resolved without injury and the male will be taken to a mental facility for evaluation.

Wishing A Happy 2017 To All CSW Readers!