Archive for Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winter storm warning canceled; snow still likely

Douglas, surrounding counties included in advisory

February 7, 2010, 12:00 a.m. Updated February 7, 2010, 11:58 a.m.


Kansas weather updates, via Twitter

11:50 a.m.

Snow is still expected, but the storm isn't looking as severe as before.

The National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning. Instead, Douglas and the surrounding counties are under a winter storm advisory from 6 tonight through 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasts now call for 2 to 5 inches of accumulation, with gusty winds expected Monday afternoon.

8:34 a.m.

The morning reports from the National Weather Service are in — and they don't make it look good for Douglas County.

In the latest projections, Douglas County is included in the area that is expected to receive 8 to 10 inches of snow from a storm that will start tonight and go throughout the day Monday.

Higher amounts are possible closing to Interstate 35.

Winds are expected to blow between 15 and 25 mph, which could lead to some drifting snow.

Travel Monday morning could be very hazardous.

Follow all the latest storm updates, as well as any resulting school cancellations here. You can also sign up for e-mail and SMS alerts, to find out as soon as we do that area classes have been called off on Monday.

4:18 a.m.

The National Weather Service's winter storm warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday evening and will last until Monday evening.

According to 6News meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth, light snow flurries, which have already begun to fall, will be hanging around throughout the morning and into the afternoon. The heavy snowfall that is expected wouldn't reach Lawrence until sometime between 7 p.m. Sunday and midnight Monday.

Bloodsworth said the Lawrence area could see anywhere from four to eight or more inches of snow during the next 48 hours. Winds are also supposed to pick up late Monday, which will make driving conditions more hazardous. The whipping winds could blow snow across roads, limiting visibility and increasing the potential for accidents.

Temperatures are hovering around freezing and are expected to dip lower as the day goes on.


6:02 p.m.

As of Saturday evening, the National Weather Service has not altered its winter storm watch, which is set to begin Sunday evening.

The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a slight chance of snow before noon Sunday followed by a chance of drizzle and snow Sunday afternoon. Temperatures could be as high as 36 degrees.

The Lawrence area is expected to see snowfall beginning Sunday night, with accumulation between 2 and 4 inches by the end of Sunday night. Snowfall is epected to continue into Monday and wind gusts could reach 30 miles per hour. Total forecast accumulation is 5 to 7 inches in the area between the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate 35.

The Tuesday forecast could include flurries with high temperatures dipping into the low 20s.

4:47 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Douglas County and surrounding counties effective Sunday evening.

Freezing drizzle will begin falling Sunday morning, slowly mixing with and eventually turning to snow Sunday afternoon. The snow is expected to fall throughout the night Sunday and into Monday morning. There is still some uncertainty around the amount of snowfall possible, but the NWS estimates it could be anywhere from six to 12 inches.

Winds are also predicted to be a factor Monday, which could cause considerable blowing and drifting of snow.

The watch is expected to expire Monday evening.



youngjayhawk 8 years, 1 month ago

No ... no ... no ... go away!!!

PS - please & thank you!

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

the night Sunday and into Monday morning. There is still some uncertainty around the amount of snowfall possible, but the NWS estimates it could be anywhere from six to 12 inches.

---six to twelve inches?!?
is that amount of snow, by itself, sufficient to upgrade to a warning if the forcast becomes more certain?

just think, twelve inches on top of the 2 we have now! winter wonderland!

Stuart Evans 8 years, 1 month ago

woohoo..let the snow shoveling issue live once more!!

Steve Jacob 8 years, 1 month ago

Just wanting to add to a twitter update, west bound on 31st. between Louisiana and Oshdal is a pothole minefield that is impossible to dodge and would avoid.

KansasPerson 8 years, 1 month ago

I just talked to my Maryland relatives, who are enjoying about 38 inches of snow on the ground (and still falling), high winds, and no electricity!

They're well prepared with firewood and food, but still, it could be a LOT worse here than a few inches of snow on the ground and a possibility of more tomorrow night. I'm counting my blessings.

Of course, if we get 12 inches tomorrow night, I'll be as aghast as the next person. :)

kusp8 8 years, 1 month ago

Runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! :)

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Run? Hell no. Bring it on! Happy Early Valentine's Day to me!!!!

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Hey, you wouldn't know about the big tree unless you were the lady who took the kitties to their new homes last May. R U one and the same? Oh, my daughter used to have the same ability to "request" snow. When she was five, we were visiting in Wi. She prayed for snow, and we got 10 inches overnight. Beware....

Michael Rowland 8 years, 1 month ago

Yay, another part of winter that causes nonscientists to go, "Oh yay, a weird winter that flies in the face of so many formally trained climatologists!" Although I would admit getting people to believe the science would be easier if the spokesman was an actual science and not a politician.

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

TOB, you've got me laughing so hard I need to go buy Depends. For once, there is absolutely no penis humor in the banter between Multi and I. She was referring to the snowfall we got Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! ROFLOL. And Bob, there really is a large tree in my front yard. Have a great day, free of male appendage humor.

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Too much penis joke material _ says the One-Eyed Snake.

SpiritTat 8 years, 1 month ago

The Weather Channel shows that the NWS has upgraded this to a Winter Storm Warning now. It was that way on their website since 4:00am.

SpiritTat 8 years, 1 month ago

Issued by The National Weather Service Topeka, KS 3:48 am CST, Sun., Feb. 7, 2010





(thanks for bearing w/my cut-n-paste: it's early, and ya'll updated the weather info incorrectly. Typo perhaps? Well, I make 'em myself....especially this time of day.. )

mr_right_wing 8 years, 1 month ago

I think Al Gore and the other environmental priests who preach global warming should have to come shovel all the snow we're gonna get!! "Global warming" I wish!!

(These folks are a type of 'religious fanatic'. Their pulpit is at the Church of Mother Earth.)

Boston_Corbett 8 years, 1 month ago

And I used to wonder why people moved to Arizona.

kernal 8 years, 1 month ago

The forecast just keeps getting better and better. If anyone is going to run, you'd better leave soon! LOL!

I can only imagine how bad the streets are going to be after this storm is over. I drove down Bob Billings Pkwy between Kasold & Iowa for the first time in a couple of months yesterday; a large segment of it looks like it is just going to crumble. The Dillon's parking lot @ 6th & Lawrence has slabs of concrete that broke and stick up above the payment by about 6" and some of them sink 4"-6". They are on the west side of the parking lot if any of you are planning on shopping there the next 48 hrs.

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

"Dear God, would you please cancel that prayer"....

Boeing 8 years, 1 month ago

This storm has been all over the place. LJ World says one thing, Weather Channel another, KC Star says 2", another says 8". I have not seen this many different predictions for the same storm in a loooong time. So, we are assured of one thing on will snow 1", or 100"

compmd 8 years, 1 month ago

LOLw347h3R is reporting over 9000 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 1 month ago

mr_right_wing (Anonymous) says…

"I think Al Gore and the other environmental priests who preach global warming should have to come shovel all the snow we're gonna get!!"

Since you and your buds TS and barrypenders don't have a clue what you're talking about, maybe it's you that should go around shoveling the extra snow in winter and pay other's elec bills in summer. I'll give you a clue - climate change can result in more extremes depending on the location. And we are currently in an El Nino peak.

But you guys already knew that, being global climate experts and such. Yeah, right..

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