From the Kansas City (red) Star:
Snow could put a damper on Christmas plans.
"A storm blowing toward Kansas City is expected to bring the region its first snowfall of an inch or more on Christmas Day in nearly 50 years. It’s exciting for sure, but it will frustrate your life as much — or more — than any other storm.
“It will be fun to have all the kids play in it,” said Paige Murphy of Olathe as she did some Christmas shopping.
“Of course, driving won’t be any fun.”
The National Weather Service is predicting a mix of rain and sleet this morning with the moisture turning to snow in the afternoon. Snow is expected to become heavy on Christmas Eve and continue throughout most of the day Friday, ending late Christmas night.
Forecasters are predicting up to 5 inches in the southeast part of the metro area and up to 7 inches in the far northwest.
A winter storm warning has been issued for the Kansas City metro area until 6 p.m. Friday. A winter warning also has been issued for Topeka, Lawrence and Ottawa for today and Friday. Near-blizzard conditions are expected. The weather service expects strong winds tonight and Friday, resulting in blowing snow.
Travelers are already being warned about potentially crippling weather conditions on Christmas Day throughout Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma."
The weather channel screen capture was taken at 12:15 PM this afternoon. I hate ice.
I know. Weather is not climate, but climate is comprised of weather patterns.
And based upon ice core samples from around the globe (one example here), the Earth has a long history of long cycles, long before evil hoo-mans started pumping oil and driving SUVs.
Chicken little, call yer office.
And, so... it begins.