Snowbound Kansas City Starts Friday . . .

Our schedule has been crap this week so we're not making any promises at the end of the work week.

Nevertheless, we wanted clean out these links inasmuch as some many metro streets aren't getting snow cleared for early birds.

Accordingly, we share another blast of weather links and snark for our dear late night and early morning denizens . . .

Black Ice Matters

Friday morning commute may be dicey, officials say watch out for black ice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Snowmageddon hit Kansas City with half a foot of snow Thursday morning. In some places a few inches more. Roads saw slide offs and close calls. If you're wondering what is in store for Friday morning's commute - more of the same.

Road Work Cont'd

Road crews work to clear Kansas City's record snowfall

It's been a long day for Kansas City's snow crews but they're going to continue their work to clean up the roads for the next 24 hours."Yeah, it's here, right?

4-Wheel Drive Makes Friends

Kansas Citians help one another overcome snowstorm obstacles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After Ray O'Kelly closed his gym due to inclement weather in Waldo, he decided to keep on working. "What should I do today? I'll just hop in the truck," O'Kelly said. "[One person] goes, 'Thank you, do I owe you anything?' I'm like, 'No.'

Shovel Ready KC

Large snowstorm leaves Kansas Citians cleaning up

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -- The largest snowstorm Kansas City has seen in seven years left many in the metro inside or cleaning streets. The storm began overnight, with sleet and freezing rain and fog along a swath from southern Kansas through the middle of Missouri.

Locals Slide Home

Some Kansas City drivers struggled with this snow

In Johnson County, many drivers struggled on the interstates, main roads and side streets.One couple got stranded at 95th and Monrovia streets. It took five people and about 15 minutes to get them free.The Tucker family got high centered while trying to get Peggy Tucker to her job at Garden Villas of Lenexa - a retirement community."I was turning the corner over here and the car just went sideways.

Suburbs Handled Inches Nicely

Olathe received 9 inches of snow; city says 'arterial roads are plowed and treated'

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- The City of Olathe said on Thursday night they received 9 inches of snow and provided an update on how plowing the roads is going. "Snow stopped falling around 2:15 this afternoon and our count currently stands at 9 inches!" they said. "Arterial roads are plowed and treated," they continued.

Hoofing It Amid Cowtown Arctic

Kansas City residents cope with big snowfall

On a day like Thursday, it was much easier for Nick Schump to walk to the store than try to drive it."It's quite a bit, you know?

The Dotte Deal With Deluge

UG of WyCo and KCK provides an update on how they're approaching plowing

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas shared an update on Facebook this evening about how their efforts to clear today's snowfall is going. Here is what they had to say: The snow has tapered off, and additional accumulations are not expected.

Suicide Hill Endures For NextGen

Thursday's snow day meant a day of sledding for some in Brookside

For most people, Thursday's storm brought a lot of challenges, but there are always people out there who find a way to make it fun.Many families broke out the sleds and headed to Brookside for sledding at 57th and McGee streets."Well, you don't get many snow days, so you've got to take advantage of the ones you get," Emerson said."I love the snow and I wanted to have fun and everyone else wanted to do it," Stevie said."We were all thinking about doing this because it looked really fun.

Outdoors Near The Outskirts

Olathe residents embrace winter weather, spend time outside

Some people are determined to get out and get some things done no matter the weather. Olathe resident Elizabeth Burns and her 3-year-old daughter, Gwen, bundled up in snow gear Thursday and went outside to have some fun in the snow.

Redux: Snowfall History Today

Today's snowfall total in KC breaks old record for Feb. 17

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It appears that today's snowfall has broken a record for this day that was set more than a hundred years ago. The National Weather Service Office for Kansas City, Missouri posted the statistic on Twitter this afternoon.

EVERYTHING In This Cowtown Is A Measuring Contest

Snow totals: See how much KC-area cities reported after record-setting day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Snow piled up for majority of the Kansas City region on Thursday, and the snow totals certainly prove that. Kansas City even broke a century-old record for daily snowfall for Feb. 17. As of noon Thursday, Kansas City had already seen 6.4 inches of snow hit the ground.

Golden Ghetto Takes It All In

City of Shawnee receives 10 inches of snow, works to clear roads

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- The City of Shawnee says they received a whopping 10 inches of snow today. "Thank you all for your patience as crews work this challenging storm," the city said. "Our drivers have been working around the clock to get streets cleared," the city said.

Celebrate Shoveling Surveillance

Where are the snow plows? Track progress in the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After Kansas City's biggest winter storm of the winter season, many across the region have seen half a foot or more of snow Thursday. The National Weather Service reported, as of noon, Kansas City had already recorded 6.4 inches of snow for Feb.


Veterans Community Project asking for volunteers to help clear snow

The snowstorm striking Kansas City has completely covered Veterans Community Project Village. The organization says the village's vets can't get out safely until the walkways are cleared. The village has 49 tiny homes and a 4,600-square-foot community center are built specifically for homeless veterans.

This Week's Life Lesson: Weather Dictates Terms

Kansas City area schools closing Friday after winter storm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple school districts are canceling classes Friday after a record snowfall hit the Kansas City metro Thursday. Much of the metro has received nearly 10 inches of snow. Kansas City broke a century-old record for daily snowfall for Feb. 17 by reaching 6.4 inches around noon.

Locals Flex Camera Skillz

SLIDESHOW: Viewer pics as snow falls on the Kansas City metro

Heavy snow began falling on the Kansas City metro early Thursday morning, dropping an inch or so of precipitation each hour.

Added To Keep Things Even: Kansas City Also Has 'Snow Monsters' But They Ask For Money

Bizarre 'Snow Monsters' Appear in Japan - Videos from The Weather Channel |

February 17, 2022 Fairy-like "snow monsters" appear on a mountain in Japan - drawing thousands of visitors. Take a look at the strange phenomenon. Now Playing 00:54 Next Up 00:37 Hidden Weather Icon Masks

12th & Oak Brag About Progress

How KCMO's updated snow plan held up during Thursday's historic snowstorm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri, wouldn't see blacktop until days after it stopped snowing. But city leaders have tweaked snow removal plans, and residents have noticed the difference. Shana Skelton isn't used to having her street in south Kansas City plowed before breaking out the shovel.

Winter Chill For The Morning

Bitter cold to start, then warming into the mid-30s Friday


Billboard #1 in 1992 - George Michael, Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me was our #TBT song of the day (yesterday) and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.

At some point we plan to update in the morning depending on whether or not TKC decides to shovel snow or local content. STAY TUNED!!!