The week of February 18th saw an active weather pattern across the middle part of the United States as countless systems tracked from the southwest USA. This set up brought a variety of weather to the Plains, Midwest and Tennessee Valley. Snow fell from Nebraska to Minnesota, ice and rain occurred from Oklahoma to Iowa through Kansas City and flooding rain with severe weather occurred from eastern Texas to Arkansas, southern Missouri to the southern Midwest along the Ohio river.
Here is what is hard to believe. The locations in southern Missouri that are now in a state of emergency due to flooding were classified in a severe to extreme drought when all of this started. So, in seven days southern Missouri has gone from drought to deluge. Wow!
This next week will see one main storm system and so it will not be as crazy as what just occurred. The flood areas of southern Missouri will most likely miss the heaviest rain, but we need to keep an eye on the track of the storm. Also, there should not be any weather related snow days for KC this week. If there is going to be a day, it would be Thursday as the end of the one storm system could bring some snow.