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Winter Storm Q: How Much Snow or Ice?

By: Chris Dolce | TWC
Published: February 21, 2013

How Much Snow/Ice

Background

Additional Snow Forecast

Additional Snow Forecast

The heaviest snow will accumulate in western and central Kansas and southern Nebraska, where storm totals of one foot or more are possible.

Widespread 6-12" snow totals are expected in Iowa, northern Missouri, and much of the rest of Nebraska, outside the Panhandle.  

Snowfall amounts generally less than 6" are expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.

Background

Ice Potential

Ice Potential

Ice Potential

Ice Potential

How Much Ice/Sleet

Ice/sleet accumulations of one quarter to one half inch are possible from northeast Oklahoma into northern Arkansas, southern Missouri and southern Illinois.  These accumulations will generally ice most roads, cause tree limbs to sag or break, and trigger power outages.  

Sleet/ice accumulations of one quarter inch or less are expected from southeast Kansas and northern Oklahoma into the Ohio Valley and Appalachians.  These accumulations will ice bridges and overpasses, coat windshields, and may accumulate lightly in trees.  

By Thursday, stretches of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and Interstate 70 in northern Kansas may close, due to heavy snow, as well as blowing/drifting snow. 

(MAPS:  WunderMap Radar | Snow Accumulation)

On the southern end of the storm, severe thunderstorms will threaten parts of the South.

PHOTOS FROM WINTER STORM Q

Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo.

Heavy snow fall is seen on Feb. 21, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (Twitter/Amanda B. - @afbacher)

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