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  • The Plains get hammered again with winter

    Hi everyone

    A very intense storm system is bringing blizzard conditions across the Plains and tornadoes to the Gulf Coast!

    Reports of 17 inches of snow for Amarillo and 10 foot snow drifts…the National Guard has been called out to help stranded motorists on the interstates that have been shut down.  Kansas City has declared a state of emergency for round 2 of heavy snow and winds through tonight.

    To have two snowstorms hit the same region in less than a week is almost unheard of for some of these cities and towns.  It’s going to take a while to dig out as temperatures are going to remain cold for the next several days.

    Here’s a look at the winter weather advisories/blizzard warnings:

    And the severe side of this storm could bring damaging tornadoes all across the Gulf though tomorrow morning:

    Here’s a look at the snow and rain totals over the next few days:

    Ultimately, this will help with the ongoing drought across the plains in the long term, but in the short term, this is a life threatening event!

    I’ll be here through tonight.  If you live in any of the states affected by this storm, please be safe and don’t go outside if you don’t have to!

    JD

DoninRichmand

Long range forcast looks like we could have a major storm next Wesnesday the 6Th

February 28, 2013 at 3:15 am

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I thought I'd better check in here since I haven't for a while. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I'm having a great day today. Gwen, I'm glad you're having some blue skies down there for a change. Would you like to share? It was cloudy & windy today even though the temp was in the upper 40's. It didn't feel very comfortable. We got quite a bit of rain yesterday. Some areas got freezing precip but we were warm enough it was just rain. The school kids had a rain day since they closed the schools because of the possibility of bad weather. Some areas to the west did get it worse, though. Take care, everyone! Margie

February 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Gwen

Absolutely lovely day here in the Deep South. Blue, clear skies...upper 50s...light breeze. So good to see the sun again! My children used to have a Dr. Seuss book called "I Wish That I Had Duck Feet". I've been able to relate quite well to that here lately with all our rains. Hope all are doing well today. Got my guys paid, so I can breathe a little easier the rest of the week. Y'all take care! Gwen :)

February 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A.J. De Young

Hi Folks, just checking in also to say hope all our bloggers are doing good today and those in health situations know we are caring group who care for each other and you are all in my prayers, we span north,south/east and west and yet we are family..Spammers not welcome but we wish you well also..beautiful weather on the left coast this week.AJ

February 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Gwen

Hello all! Another gray day here in MySouth, but at least it's not raining....and we didn't have any of the severe weather (i.e. tornadoes) yesterday. So glad we're not getting the blizzards that the Plains States are getting. I do not envy you guys one bit. Y'all hunker down and stay warm! My thoughts and prayers to our "sick folk" blogging friends. Hope all are doing well today. Gotta scoot...payroll calling. Gwen :)

February 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

DoloresFromOK

Hi,Bloggers.North west OK really got hammered,yesterday,15 inches in Woodward.OKC and Edmond got about an inch of rain(yea)Just atrace of snow late in the evening Monday.Temps were 33,34 all day long.Today is sunny and 39.Fireplace is getting a workout,thank goodness wood was delivered before the storm.Still waiting for the ENT office to call for an appt.Really want to get this over.Good luck to Don and his remaining surgery,Hope all goes well.Everyone take care and stay safe.Dolores

February 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

wasam

You guys down South are making up for all the winters you have missed! As Janice says, it will help ease the drought. Decent here on the coast, sun even came out for a few minutes amid hail showers.JB that big Chinese mess last night was definitely irritating! Spam seems to run in cycles and right now there is lots of it coming in. My protection is as high as it goes and spam still makes it in once in a while.

February 26, 2013 at 2:40 am

JB in Texas

My thanks to whoever got rid of the long Chinese spammer on the previous post. May all be safe that are in the winter storm's path. We are cool and very, very windy here today. I think I looked out the back window and saw Dorothy and Toto flying by. I hope that everyone's Monday was tolerable. JB

February 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.