This is what the current winter advisory situation looks like. These are in effect from late this afternoon through mid-morning tomorrow. In the green areas, snowfalls of 4+ inches are possible, while areas in the purple will see 1-3 inches, it appears. Even a few hours out from the event, models are shifting the area of most concern around some…but they have settled down somewhat, keeping things generally within a 75-mile or so circle. With warm ground temperatures, rain before the snow, and the peak snowfall lasting only a few hours, the concern for roads is more slush than snowpacked situation — some icing could occur on bridges. The wind really becomes a factor as things get busy late evening, and blowing snow will be a concern until it hits the ground and sticks in place. The flakes will be very heavy and wet.
I've chased storms and reported on the weather in some form now for almost 40 years. My first severe weather coverage was in the summer of 1981 on an FM station in Pratt, KS.
I worked for KFDI News, including many hours in the Mobile Units during storm season, for six years. I went to KWCH12 as their storm chase coordinator for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Then I went into business for myself and have been chasing actively since 2005.
2020 brings some new things to the site, but at the core I still am driven to connect my understanding of weather and safety to you, giving accurate and timely information the best ways I can with the tools available. I'm gratified to have you along for the ride!