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Warmer temps bring joy to snowman makers

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 15:27:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last two weeks have been one of the coldest stretches we have seen since the 1980s. We had several rounds of mostly light snow at temperatures below 10 to 15 degrees.

Since cold air does not hold much moisture, the snow was dry, fluffy and light, making it nearly impossible to make a snowball or snowman.

Temperatures are finally above freezing and the snow is changing consistency from a dry snow to a wet snow. This is occurring because the snow is in the process of melting. The snow that has melted is adding water to the existing snow and turning the snow from dry and fluffy to wet and gloppy.

So now it is much easier to make a snowball and snowman.


If you make a snowman, please do better than me. The bar is set low!


We have around 2" to 4" of snow on the ground. It will be around through the weekend, so you still have time to have some fun with the snow.