Jefferson County Received Around 7" Countywide

According to trained spotters, COOP observers and myself there was an average of 7 inches of new snowfall in and around Jefferson County. Below is a map from the NWS showing initial snowfall amounts from the January 19th, 2011 snowstorm.

Snow Fall For1/19/2011

Most areas of the County had 2-3 inches of snow left over from last weeks snowstorm. Total snow depth in some areas are over 11 inches.

Preliminary forecast for this weekend are calling for another couple of inches of snow on Sunday. Check back in with this weekend for more information.


Possible severe weather this afternoon

Pay attention to developing storms this afternoon. It looks like there will be a window for the  development of supercell thunderstorms early in the evening with the storms then progressing to more of a squall line event later.

4:30pm update – The conditions are becoming favorable for the initiation of thunderstorms over the next couple of hours.

5:30pm update – Cap is currently holding in place preventing storm initiation. NWS is expecting this cap to erode in the next hour or so and this will allow storms to develop in the area.

5:55pm update – A Tornado Watch has been issued for Jefferson County until 1:00am.

Perry Lake still releasing

Perry is still releasing water. In addition The Corps of Engineers will increase the release from Tuttle Creek this week. This will raise the Kansas River an additional 2 feet this week.

At the current and projected release rate it looks like most of the facilities will be available at Perry Lake for Labor Day weekend.