Here are the snow depths as of 7am:
|From NWS, click to enlarge|
Roads are closed throughout the western third of Kansas, including I-70 west of WaKeeney along with much of southeast Colorado, northeast New Mexico (including I-25 into southern Colorado), and the western Oklahoma Panhandle. The snow has stopped in these areas so conditions should start to improve this afternoon.
The snow has not stopped falling farther east. Here is the AccuWeather regional radar from 9:45am:
And, here is the forecast additional accumulation from 7am (the time of the map above) to 9pm CST, which should be the ending time of this storm. Another 2-3″ will fall along I-70 in central Kansas where it is still open, but is already snowpacked.
Believe it or not, there is another storm behind this one for the Central third of the U.S. plus the East may receive some snow by Christmas.
This is the last forecast I’m going to post on this storm. Tomorrow when the final figures are in, as is customary, I’ll review the forecasts against what actually occurred.
This evening, I’ll post regarding the new storm threatening the Central U.S.