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Kansas City area to contend with 'serious weather issues'

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 23:45:58-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Kansas City works off the sting of the Chiefs' Super Bow LV loss, life goes on. And, the area has some serious weather issues to deal with this week.

This is a dangerously cold air mass that has a long-term plan, and a winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Monday. This is a two-week Arctic outbreak.

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Concerns include:

  • Pipes: It will be cold enough for a long enough duration that there might be issues with pipes freezing that could cause problems for residents.
  • Wind chill: It will be cold enough with enough wind to allow the wind chills to drop below -10° at times.
  • Slick and hazardous driving: With it being so cold, there will be little to no melting and these conditions will worsen each time precipitation falls
  • Continued snowfall: More snow is likely Monday, and then again Wednesday. Amounts appear that they will continue to be light, and we will monitor for any changes.

Several metro school districts already have announced closures or virtual-only classes.