We aren't exactly hoping for a miracle . . . Just more of the same.
There's a very good chance that all of our weather newsies are full of it and the upcoming snow storm won't be so bad.
In fact . . . History, and a somewhat recent study, shows us that Kansas City weather people can't actually predict the weather:
"The Kansas City television meteorologists will change their mind from 6.8 to nearly nine degrees in temperature and 30 percent to 57 percent in precipitation, showing a distinct lack of confidence in their initial predictions as time goes on."
That not so-fun fact comes by way of the New York Times back in 2008 and it hasn't improved since it was first published.
Even worse . . .
Weather death is this town's 2nd favorite prediction outside of pandemic doom & gloom.
Nevertheless . . .
If it does snow, ice and rain destruction from the sky. We're screwed.
Neighborhood streets NEVER get plowed, they're rarely treated and we typically rely on the sun to provide safety . . . Because it's far more reliable than Mayor Q's social media feed.
Nevertheless . . .
We believe that staying informed provides the best protection. And so we gather the snow hype in one convenient post to start the day.
Because we'll spend most of today in (somewhat justified) fear over 50 degree weather and global climate melting.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you see a snowplow driver out on the road this weekend, give them plenty of space and patience. Many cities and transportation departments are facing staffing shortages but say they'll do the best they can.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City metro's Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service, as the area braces for multiple inches of snow expected to come in on Saturday.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Engines are warming up. This weekend's expected winter weather has public works departments filling up their trucks with salt and brine and prepping their snow plows. Kansas City area communities are preparing for the first major snow of the season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire Kansas City area has been placed under a winter weather advisory for Jan. 1. It will start at 3 a.m. Saturday and last through midnight. In Kansas, Miami, Linn, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties are included in the advisory.
KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) -- City and state road crews on both sides of the state line say they are prepared for what's expected to be multiple inches of snowfall coming in this weekend. Crews in Kansas City area already out on the streets, pre-treating roads to try and make them a little less slick.
Climate change will expand the range of tropical cyclones, making millions more people vulnerable to these devastating storms, a new study says. At present, these cyclones - or hurricanes as they are also known - are mainly confined to the tropical regions north and south of the equator.
Hide Transcript Show Transcript IN OTTAWA. EVENING FORECA,ST QUIET, TEMPERATURES WILL COOL THROUGH THE 30'S. YOU A LOT COATS THROUGH YOUR EVENING PLS.AN WE ARE KIND OF IN THAT LAW, THE CALM BEFORE THE STM.OR FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, NOT TOO BAD.
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