This is what I get for doubting the forecasts.
There is so much anticipation of big storms in Kansas City. Local meteorologists generate the energy of elementary students in their excitement for the possibility of snow. The warning of, “it’s coming, it’s going to be a lot, every county in Kansas has issued a state of emergency” all before a flake had even hit the ground seemed humorous to me. On more than one occasion there has been various other doomsday-like-conditions forecasted resulting in no precipitation at all. Needless to say, late last night after all the hype and not a flurry in sight I imagined this might just be another big weather disappointment.
Peering out the window this morning I was alarmed to see how wrong I had been to doubt. Soft fluffy white covered the ground across the yard making it indistinguishable from the street and the yard across the street. Snow continued to come down hard with extra falling from the trees and rooftops when the wind blew. And to make this mini blizzard extra unique, the snow was accompanied by a little thunder and lightning.
Unsure of the snowfall totals from this morning, it has stopped currently and it is forecasted to begin again around 6PM – we shall see…..
When I got up we still had nothing on the ground. I was dancing around the house happy about it for a good half hour. Then I let the dogs out aaaaand stupid white fluffy stuff falling all over the place. Judging by the news stations I was watching after that KCK was a little late to the snow party. But I definitely understand the giddy panic followed by oops that our weather people are so good at (Katie Horner and tornado season comes to mind).
Katie Horner always has epic weather reports. Thanks for reading.