Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snowfall Timeline

Heavy snow with snowfall rates of 2" per hour continues to fall in Northeast Kansas and Northern Missouri!  Even thundersnow has been reported near Topeka, KS with thunder, sleet, snow and freezing rain in Joplin, MO.  This storm is headed in our direction later today but will be weakening as it does. 

Overall snowfall forecast still looks on track with 3"-6" of snow occurring, however, areas west of Rockford closer to the Mississippi River could see higher amounts.  A few flurries are possible throughout the day as clouds thicken and are able to squeeze out any moisture within them.  I anticipate snow to move near the Quad Cities between 3pm-6pm and spread northeast between 6pm-9pm with all of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin seeing snow by 9pm.  The snow will start light but quickly turn heavy with snowfall rates of 1" per hour for a brief period.  Snowfall may be heavy for a 2-4 hour period before turning light once again by Friday morning.

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