heads up guys. this is shaping up to be a monster for tues. here in KC high winds heavy snow. accl 8-12 or 12-18.
100 Million Potentially Impacted by Next Storm
What: Major winter storm complete with heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain to impact Rockies, Plains, Midwest
When: Monday Night (January 31) through midday Wednesday (February 2)
Cities Potentially Impacted: Denver | Amarillo | Dallas | Oklahoma City | Wichita | Kansas City | St. Louis | Tulsa | Chicago | Indianapolis | Cincinnati | Dayton | Lexington
Scenario: Low pressure will develop in north-central Texas and tap into a huge resource of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. As the storm pushes into the Midwest, moisture will be captured and transported northward into the Front Range of the Rockies, Plains and Midwest where it will meet up with a fresh arctic air mass.
Impacts: A stripe of snow will set up from western Texas and eastern Colorado eastward across the central Plains and into the Ohio Valley. Some areas could experience a snowfall of more than 6 inches.
The snow will be accompanied with powerful winds which could produce occasional blizzard conditions for the Front Range and parts of the Plains.
South of the snow stripe, locations in the path can expect a dangerous mix of sleet and freezing rain.
Finally, there is the potential for severe storms containing damaging winds and tornadoes to sweep across Dixie from eastern Texas through Alabama.