Don't get too offended by the lead image . . . It's not a commentary on homelessness, instead, the publicity still screencap kinda represents how TKC feels when confronted by an avalanche of cowtown weather news. 

For the record, the lead character in The Shining deserved every bit of suffering he encountered. Even better, actor Jack Nicholson has been enjoying coke & weed parties and otherwise doing FANTASTIC in the 40+ years that have passed since his iconic performance.

Closer to home . . .

Locals spent most of today making sure they're stocked up on all the ingredients to make French Toast. Forever.

Accordingly, TKC finishes this evening early and shares every silly snow link we could find . . .

KCMO offering free parking in city garages ahead of storm

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City, Missouri is offering free parking in city garages in order to get vehicles off the street ahead of the expected winter storm. Generally, it makes life easier for plow operators if there aren't cars lined up and down the road.

Cities prep for winter storm despite being shorthanded

Many cities are dealing with staffing issues. While the goal is to keep these roads as clear as possible, road crews are asking for patience."We're a little shorthanded, but we're getting close to fully staffed. (We've) got a good crew," said Ben Brichacek, Grandview's street maintenance supervisor.Grandview's road crews started pretreating the roads Tuesday morning to help when the snow starts falling."Every snow is different.

KDOT short nearly 50 snow plow members in KC metro alone

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Transportation says crews around the state are prepared for anything this week. "There's going to be 30 plus snow plows out," KDOT Public Affairs Manager Delaney Tholen said Tuesday morning. "Crews are coming in this evening around 7 p.m.

Overland Park, Lee's Summit prioritizing road treatment ahead of winter storm

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Tuesday evening road crews with Lee's Summit and Overland Park Public Works will begin to head out and treat roads, making sure they are safe come Wednesday morning for folks who have to leave home. "Crews will be in tonight starting about 7:30 p.m., and we will start treating streets at that time."

Missouri Gov. Parson declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency for Missouri ahead of a major winter storm that is expected to affect areas across the state over the next two days.

A guide to tracking road conditions across the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With a winter storm arriving in the Kansas City area that is sure to impact travel, KSHB 41 News has compiled a list of resources to help you track road conditions. Kansas City Scout is one resource that monitors accidents across the Kansas City area, so that travelers can plan the safest route through the winter conditions.

200 tons of salt: Kansas City area road crews prepare for significant snowfall

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) - With winter weather coming our way late Tuesday night, area road crews are already preparing for the several inches of snow expected to fall on the metro starting Tuesday night. The Kansas Department of Transportation's staff is spending Tuesday loading spreaders and mounting plows.

Kansas City groups prepare to help those in need during winter weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When winter weather hits the region, Kansas City always shows up for those who need help. Several organizations are preparing to be out and about Wednesday and Thursday lending a helping hand. A Facebook group called Inclement Weather Transportation KCK/KCMO connects volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to first responders and health care workers who need rides to their shifts.

Olathe snow plows have names like 'Tyreek Chill'

OLATHE, Kan. - Snow plow drivers in Olathe are ready to take some newly-named snow plows for a spin. The city held a contest to name its 15 residential plows. The city said there were hundreds of names submitted.

Kansas Citians stock up on last minute items ahead of expected snow storm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Milk, bread, eggs and other food essentials have people making last-minute trips to grocery stores ahead of an expected winter storm in the Kansas City area. Tony Gutierrez is the store director of the Sun Fresh on Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue and said his store is stocked and ready for an increase in customers.

KC Streetcar makes adjustments ahead of snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Snow will likely case a lot of issues around town Wednesday and Thursday, but the KC Streetcar hopes it will be able to operate safely through the storm. The Streetcar Authority said it plans to operate until 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, unless weather conditions deteriorate and it becomes unsafe.

Waste Management suspends trash collection across Kansas City on Feb. 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This week's looming winter storm will affect trash service across the Kansas City area. Waste Management announced Tuesday it is suspending all of its residential and commercial routes on Wednesday. The company is hoping to resume service on Thursday, with a one-day delay for the remainder of the week.

Kansas City-area hospitals get ready for winter storm

Kansas City-area hospitals are making sure they're ready for the next couple of days. The roads are going to be slick, maybe impassable in some cases.

Shawnee Mission School District cancels school for Wednesday due to storm

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- There will be no in-person or virtual classes for the Shawnee Mission School District on Wednesday due to the winter storm. The district posted the announcement on Twitter, saying that Feb. 2 will be a Plan A day. Under Plan A, there is no school and no remote learning/teaching.

Multiple schools districts closing as winter storm hits Kansas City metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A number of school districts across the Kansas City area have announced they will be closed or moving to virtual learning Wednesday as a winter storm is expected to hit the metro beginning Tuesday night. Kansas City Public Schools announced there will be no school Wednesday and students are not expected to log into virtual learning.

KCPS cancels in-person, virtual school for Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- There will be an "old-fashioned snow day" in KCMO on Wednesday, according to Kansas City Public Schools. The school district sent out a tweet with the announcement, saying that classes have been canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 2. They also said that students aren't expected to log into virtual learning.

Jackson County Circuit Court to close Wednesday due to winter weather warning

The Jackson County Circuit Court will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm warning issued for the Kansas City area starting Tuesday night. All other Jackson County buildings will have a delayed start on Wednesday with buildings and facilities opening at 10 a.m.

MoDot urges people to stay off roads during winter storm this week

by: Mike Coutee Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The winter storm is in full effect Wednesday morning through the end of the week. The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking people to stay off the roads if possible during periods of ice and snow.

Utility companies prepare for winter weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ahead of the winter weather forecasted to hit Kansas City this week, utility providers are working to avoid downed power lines and widespread outages. "We have an advanced tree trimming program that goes across our entire service area, to put ourselves in the best situation possible," Evergy's Andrew Baker said.

Winter storm to bring snow, ice across wide swath of US

A major winter storm was expected to affect a huge swath of the United States, with heavy snow starting in the Rockies and freezing rain as far south as Texas before it drops snow and ice on the Midwest AUSTIN, Texas -- A major winter storm was expected to affect a huge swath of the United States beginning Tuesday, with heavy snow starting in the Rockies and freezing rain as far south as Texas before it drops snow and ice on the Midwest.

KCK Municipal Court to close Wednesday, Thursday due to winter storm, trash pickup delayed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Unified Government of Wyandotte County announced Tuesday that the Kansas City, Kansas, Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the incoming winter storm . Any hearings that were scheduled on those days will be continued, and people will receive a notification in the mail with their new court date, according to a county news release.

Timeline: When will it rain, snow in Kansas City on Tuesday night?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rain has already begun to move back into the Kansas City metro this afternoon, and we'll likely hold onto scattered light showers for the rest of the day. Temperatures during the writing of this article are in the low 40s, with colder air continuously streaming in from the north.

As temps drop, rain will switch to wintry mix, then snow


We can only hope readers are keeping safe and warm. 

We look forward to seeing you sometime tomorrow morning . . . STAY TUNED!!!