Balmy Turns Brutal In Kansas City Weather | KCUR

Balmy Turns Brutal In Kansas City Weather

Jan 29, 2013

Kansas City began Tuesday with a temperature of 68 degrees.  Most indicators point to overnight snow in the Kansas City region.

Snow amounts expected to be less than this December 27, 2009 gathering in Platte County, Mo. Winds tonight are likely to be fierce.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The National Weather Service says the amounts that fall are not as important as the winds that will whip them.

A winter weather advisory is in effect between 9 Tuesday evening and noon Wednesday. The highest snow amounts, up to four inches, are expected into far northwest Missouri.

For the Kansas City area, early morning is the period of most measurable fall, as predicted by meteorologist Ryan Cutter, something like between 3 and 9 a.m.  

Cutter expects snow to start in earnest a few hours before dawn.

Winds up to 30 miles an hour will cut visibility for commuters.

Light to moderate snow is coming, says Cutter-- “maybe 2-3 inches up on the north side of Kansas City, up around the airport. But by the time you get to the south side of Kansas City,  as  you’re moving past Lee's Summit and areas even farther south, it might only be an inch to a dusting.”

The final tracks haven’t been defined.

Cutter will say for certain that it promises to be a pretty miserable morning for getting around.

You can get the latest weather information from KMBC here, including this hour-by-hour breakdown.