Snow is over, but now there will be dangerous wind chills
Blizzard Warning effective through noon Wednesday
4:42 AM, Feb 1, 2011
8:01 AM, Feb 2, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The snowfall has passed through Kansas City as the storm heads
east, but NBC Action Weather Meteorologist Gary Lezak says we're
not out of the woods just yet.
Gary says the worst of the storm arrived to Kansas City Tuesday
evening when the sun set and the wind picked up, saying the blowing
snow and lack of sunlight produced the most dangerous conditions
we've seen all day, including zero visibility at points overnight.
A blizzard warning remained in effect through noon Wednesday.
Frigid temperatures are now the thing we have to look out for,
with wind chills in the negative teens Wednesday morning and
expected to drop even lower by 7 a.m. Thursday, temperatures - not
wind chills - were expected to drop to 10 below.
The heavy snow peaked at nearly 2.5 inches per hour. At that
rate, it was all but impossible for road crews to keep up with the
The snow ended late Tuesday, but not before it dumped nearly
nine inches at Kansas City International Airport and anywhere from
nine inches to a foot through the metro.
Departments of transportation on both sides of the state line
are discouraging travel.
Interstate 70 closed about 4p.m . from Blue
Springs all the way to St. Louis.
Kansas City International Airport, which had experienced
hundreds of cancellations throughout the day,
closed from about 4 p.m. until 8p.m. because
snow removal crews could no longer see to get the runways
The governors of both
Missouri signed orders declaring states of
emergency as they worked to prepare for the storm.
Children on both sides of the state line knew long before they
woke up Tuesday they wouldn’t be heading to school as most
districts called off class Monday afternoon or evening.