A weak winter storm on Christmas eve provided a reasonable chance for a white Christmas to some of us in the lower Missouri River Valley region. A combination of storms, one emanating from the northwest United States and another moving out of the southwestern United States, worked together to provide a wintry mix of precipitation to the area as early as the evening hours of December 23rd. The rain, freezing rain, and sleet mixture gradually turned to snow by Friday morning. A large area of snow moved across the state during the daytime hours of Friday, tapering to flurries and light drizzle by Friday evening.
The map below represents the total snowfall accumulations over the region. Snowfall totals were impacted by warming temperatures Friday afternoon, with many areas of eastern Kansas and western Missouri waking up Saturday morning to little or no remaining snowfall. Therefore, in Kansas City, there will be no white Christmas in 2010!
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