Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Powerhouse Storm Continues East/Northeast...

The powerful storm system that dumped heavy snow on Oklahoma and Kansas yesterday and last night continues East and Northeast today.  It is still snowing heavily in Kansas city and much of northern and western Missouri at this time, as well as over the southeast half of Iowa and northwestern Illinois.

Heavy, wet snow is causing major problems across the affected areas in Missouri, with several roof collapses and major power outages reported.  Check out this image posted on twitter by @thedraketaker, which shows the heavy, wet snow in Sedalia, MO a short while ago - and it is still falling heavily at this time:

A similar scene is visible in the Kansas City area, this one also via twitter by @Ginger_Zee:

Winter Storm Warnings (pink) and Winter Weather Advisories (purple) are in effect in association with this system today, with additional heavy snowfall likely, especially in the Winter Storm Warning areas:

The additional snow in Wichita yesterday put the city at a total of 21 inches for the month of February, which is a new "all time" record snowfall for any month there.

Meanwhile, on the southeast extremity of the storm, severe weather is possible today from Florida into the far eastern Carolinas.  A Tornado Watch is currently in effect for much of the central and northern Florida peninsula until 3pm EST.

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