Two Inches of Snow in May? First Snowfall in Kansas City Since 1907

Photos were taken in Kansas City, Mo around 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Voss from Kansas City, Mo

By Kyle Quick

Kansas City, Mo. - Winter Weather Advisory in the month of May and no pigs are not flying in Kansas City, Mo. where they are expected to get 1 to 2 inches of snow tonight according to the National Weather Service.

We spoke briefly with Sarah Voss, who lives in Kansas City, Mo. about their current weather conditions.

The photos Sarah sent us were taken around 9 p.m. when the heaviest amount of snow was falling.  Sarah reports the snow has only be sticking to grassy areas and sidewalks.

As of 11:45 p.m. Sarah reports that about two inches of snow has fallen, based on what has collected on her deck.

A second photo taken by Sarah Voss around 9 p.m. of a snow covered car.

According to MoDot’s traffic map, all major Interstates in the Kansas City area are clear, however in far Northern, Mo in Unionville, State Highway 136 is reported to be partly snow covered.

Weather data dating back to 1889, it has only snowed twice during the month of May in the Kansas City area; the first time came on May 3, 1907 when 1.7 inches of snow fell, in 1909 on May 1 a trace of snow was recorded.

According to the NWS out of Kansas City, Thursday, May 2, 2013 will be the first time snow will have fallen on May 2 since 1889 when they began collecting weather data.

The forecast for Friday calls for light snow during the morning with a high temperature of 35 degrees.

All weather data was collected through the National Weather Service.

The photo below was taken around 7 p.m. on Thursday at UMKC by Abby Menke.

The phrase “Global Warming” is always mentioned when there is crazy weather like snow in May.

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