A 5.6 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter 8.7 miles northwest of Pawnee, Okla. was felt throughout the Kansas City area shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, tying Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake record.
Tremors from the quake were reported throughout Kansas City, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as in Dallas, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Lincoln, Neb. The U.S. Geological Survey reported at least three aftershocks in northern Oklahoma after the 7:02 a.m. quake.
A flash flood emergency was issued Friday night for downtown Kansas City after wave after wave of storms pounded the metro with heavy rain. Wee got hit with lots of hard rain- no flooding on Shelter Road (did keep us home from camping) but we are safe and dry!
Rain and thunderstorms continue across the area. Flooding has now become the dominate problem as we’re transitioning out of severe weather potential. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible the rest of this evening into tonight before all the rain finally dissipates. We have already had 3.25 inches today and rain is predicted for the next several days.
Big snowflakes in Kansas City today (very pretty to look at)- Bear loves the snow- his people- not so much!
Last night we lost power during below zero temps. It was off for about 3.5 hours. House got a little nippy.
Going to snow again tonight and tomorrow- they say anywhere from 2-4 inches.
We’ve updated our snow and ice amounts to bring the heavier snow amounts a bit further south toward St. Joseph, Atchison and Bethany, where 4″ to 6″ of snow and sleet could fall tonight and tomorrow. We still expect a band of icing to occur from the KC metro northeast toward Chillicothe and Milan. However, the potential is there for quite a bit of sleet to fall, and if too much sleet falls these snow and ice amounts will go down. Areas that see more than a tenth of an inch of ice could see tree damage and power outages due to very gusty winds later tonight