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KMBZ News Staff
March 24, 2020 - 7:36 am
The focus is on testing for the coronavirus, but severe weather may hamper efforts for drive-up test sites in the Kansas City Metro.
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Woman sheds winter coat as spring approaches
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KMBZ News Staff
February 28, 2020 - 6:28 am
Much of the country may be looking at an early spring, but forecasters in Kansas City aren't so sure winter is over just yet.
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KMBZ News Staff
January 16, 2020 - 7:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Multiple school districts called off classes for Friday after learning about probable icy driving conditions for the morning commute. Snow was forecast to start around midnight Friday, and just as rush hour is getting started, up to a half inch of sleet could be dumped across...
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Man in winter coat shoveling driveway during heavy snowstorm.
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Marc LaVoie
January 10, 2020 - 9:14 am
Kansas City, MO - The entire Kansas City area is included in a Winter Storm Warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service. The warning begins at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through 9 p.m. Saturday. The forecast for Friday calls for rain, which is expected to begin to freeze after 5 p...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 28, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Kansas City, MO - The potential for destructive weather in the KC Metro is high this Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill. A Tornado Watch for the entire KC Metro has been issued until 10pm. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of...
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Marc LaVoie
October 15, 2018 - 8:02 am
With more than two weeks to go before Halloween, Kansas City has already received its first measurable snowfall of the season. The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill said it had measured 0.2 inches of snow late Sunday. The Oct 14 snowfall beats the previous record for earliest...
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Marc LaVoie
October 09, 2018 - 6:22 am
The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri says a Flood Watch is in effect for the entire Kansas City Metropolitan area through Wednesday morning, as more heavy rain is expected in the area. An additional 1.58 inches of rain fell during the 24-hour period ending at 1:00 a.m...
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Jim Cunningham
September 06, 2018 - 6:18 am
Kansas CIty, MO - Forecasters are not predicting major flooding in the region even though rain remains in the forecast into the weekend. The Missouri River is rising between Atchison and St. Joseph, but meteorologists and hydrologists only expect the water to reach minor flood stage in that area...
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Jim Cunningham
September 05, 2018 - 6:16 am
Flooding remains a concern as several rounds of rain are expected through the rest of the week across much of Kansas and Missouri. Monday 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Manhattan following a nearly 9-inch rain event that inundated areas no living person had seen flooded before...
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Jim Cunningham
April 09, 2018 - 8:13 am
Forecasting the weather remains a tricky business, but new technology is allowing meteorologists to look further into the future and provide more accurate predictitions. Jared Leighton has seen a lot of advancements in his time as a National Weather Service meteorologist. Radar technology continues...
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