Did you happen to catch that snowstorm earlier today?
In Prairie Village I pegged it at zip, but KSHB weather wonk Gary Lezak says the offical count at KCI was .3 inches.
So can we put away the ice scrapers and start searching for the hay fever meds?
"No, there’s still a chance we’ll get some more snow," Lezak cautions. "There’s a chance that something like this will happen again and there’s a chance of another cold rain or snow next week.
"The most amazing thing about the weather this year is all the tornado stuff. Today there was a major, major outbreak. There were five tornadoes today before noon. And while it was snowing here there was a tornado in Southeast Missouri."
I hate to piss off any Republicans, but might it possibly be climate change related?
"I think there’s some pretty big evidence that some of these (weather) events might be a symptom of global climate change," Lezak says. "It is warming up and that’s a fact."
Remember how smoking hot it got last July?
"I think the floods will be worse, the droughts will be worse, tornadoes will be stronger," Lezak says. "And hurricanes will be stronger, heat waves will be hotter. I mean, these kind of things are all happening. It’s a fact."
Incidentally, for the ninth year in a row weatherate.com has ranked Lezak’s casts highest among local stations.
In the scheme of things, as of today, KC’s "snowfall" stands at 3.4 inches for the season.
The lowest ever being 4.5 inches.
"But we’ve had snow as late as the first half of April," Lezak says. And we’ve even had an accumulation into the first few days of May. In fact, the biggest snowfall ever was March 24th and 25th when we had 25 inches of snow and that was in 1912."