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Another Snowstorm Set to Hit Midwest Monday

Blizzard predicted for Oklahoma City, Wichita and Kansas City
Another significant snowstorm will affect cities and towns from the Plains to the Great Lakes early next week, producing blizzard conditions from Oklahoma through Missouri.

This blizzard is following a storm which just dumped a whopping 14.2 inches of snow on Wichita and 11.0 inches on Kansas City.

After dropping 6-10 inches of snow on Denver through Sunday, the storm will cause heavy snow to develop late Sunday night from the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles through Dodge City and Wichita, Kan. to near the Nebraska border.

Snow will quickly increase in intensity on Monday with snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour occurring from Enid, Okla., through Wichita and Topeka, Kan, and even to near Kansas City, Mo., by the end of the day.

As this storm strengthens, blizzard conditions will develop Monday as well along a corridor from near Oklahoma City through Kansas City.

Wind gusts to 50 mph will create dangerous travel conditions along Interstates 70, 35, and 44 with significant blowing and drifting along with near zero visibility.


Blizzard conditions will then expand north and eastward into Monday night through the rest of eastern Kansas and much of northern and central Missouri.

The heaviest snowfall accumulations which will approach a foot will fall along a corridor from northwest Oklahoma through much of central and eastern Kansas and northern Missouri.
This zone of heaviest snow includes the cities of Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City.

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Snowfall amounts which could approach half a foot will be common for Enid, Dodge City, Jefferson City and even Tulsa.

A couple of inches of snow is even expected as far south and west as Amarillo and perhaps to Fort Smith, Ark.

Accumulating snow will expand farther north and east into the Great Lakes on Tuesday, bringing several inches of accumulation for the cities of Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, and even Detroit.

See AccuWeather.com for more on the impending blizzard.

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jybingdownwind

Oh honestly I've lived there. This isn't all that unusual. The jet stream gets locked in a certain pattern, and one storm leaves a "low" path for the next one to follow, and you get several snow storms. That's why I live in Florida now!

February 24 2013 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
concordgal

This area can really use the snow. It will halp ease the drought.

February 24 2013 at 4:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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kay

Once the flooding subsides? lol

February 24 2013 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dragonstalon1001

How, oh how, will the "Global Warming" Scientists ever explain this...oh wait, I know. They will say that if the weather is too cold to form Snow, the condensation in the clouds will come down as hail (freezing Rain), and if the temperature is above 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it will come down as rain, but if we get the temperature just right, we'll have Snow.

Most "SANE" people just consider it part of the normal weather cycle...some years too hot, some years too cold, some years not enough rainfall (drought), and some years too much Precipitation. What the so called "Global Warming" Scientists (and I use that term loosely when referring to this group of Pseudo-Science fear mongers) don't understand is this happens with or without Humans burning Fossil Fuels. I'd love for these "Scientist" to explain why Chaco Canyon was vacated by the Pueblo Indians because of drought conditions back between 850 and 1250 A.D. if Humans weren't burning "Fossil Fuels"??? Can you say "Normal Weather Cycles"??

February 24 2013 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sappy

Every weather event doesn't have to be pro or against climate change. But when 99% of scientists and nearly 100% of international science bodies agree that man-made climate change is real...I'll tend to believe them.

February 24 2013 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dragonstalon1001

Sure believe these "So Called" Scientists when they got caught cooking their results in "ClimateGate"also discount the fact that the latest report to the U.N. stated that the warmer than average temperatures were due to Solar Output of the Sun...yet since this conflicted with the U.N.'s plans for a Global Cap and Trade scheme to control the People of the world, they had to have the IPCC squash it, and remove it from the U.N. Report. This is backed up by NASA research and NOAA studies that refute the claim that "Global Warming" is caused by Humans burning Fossil Fuels...so much for your 99% and 100% statistic you pulled out of your bum.

February 25 2013 at 3:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
mike

Well they are in a drought so this should help ..

February 24 2013 at 2:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
crotalus

A hassle for the people trying to live a normal life, but a blessing to the region. A multi-year drought isn't going to be dented by a foot of snow (equivalent to an inch or so of rain), and the more snow in the Rockies, , then the more water which will flow into Lake Mead in the spring. It's a good thing.

February 24 2013 at 2:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
cboowillie

Climate Change ...LOL... Snowing in winter!!!! Red Alert!!!!

February 24 2013 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Love Shack

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....woooo hoooo

February 24 2013 at 1:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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