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Winter Weather Advisory

3:08 PM CST on January 22, 2019
6:00 AM CST on January 23, 2019
Ice Pellets
Tuesday 90%
High 43° / Low 19°
Ice Pellets
Cloudy with a wintry mix. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10%
High 31° / Low 24°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 28° / Low 8°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Morning high of 28F with temps falling to near 15. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow Showers
Friday 40%
High 35° / Low 13°
Snow Showers
Mostly cloudy with snow showers during the morning. High near 35F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 32° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 46° / Low 33°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 40%
High 36° / Low 10°
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Morning high of 36F with temps falling to near 25. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Raytown, Raymore and Peculiar will share in $4 million DOE funds

Congressman Cleaver announces Raytown, Raymore and Peculiar will share in $4 million DOE funds for efficient street light project

“Smart Lights for Smart Cities” will test efficient lighting technologies in 26 cities throughout the region

Congressman Cleaver is proud to announce that Raytown, Raymore and Peculiar are among the cities that have been awarded an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Secretary of Energy announced that 20 projects nationwide have been selected for more than $60 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to implement local energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to reduce energy use by American homes, vehicles, and businesses. Among the handful of successful applications nationwide, the Department of Energy selected the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), who organized a coalition of 26 smaller cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The total grant was for $4,063,994 for the project.

Under the plan dubbed “Smart Lights for Smart Cities” the cities will replace inefficient street lights with high-efficiency street lights. Not only will these new street lights use significantly less energy and generate less greenhouse gases and other pollutants, but they will also save our cities money. Local governments spend as much as 25 to 50 percent of their electric utility bills on street lights. This is especially burdensome on local governments during this period of decreased revenues.

“I am proud to announce this grant to Raytown, Raymore and Peculiar. These funds were awarded because of the collaboration and cooperation, initiative and innovation exhibited in MARC’s application. The relationship MARC continues to build with the Department of Energy is paying dividends not just for the Green Impact Zone, but for communities across the Fifth District. Congratulations to MARC, Raytown, Raymore and Peculiar. This is an award which will make our streets safer, brighter and greener. These are our tax dollars coming home to put people to work literally lighting up our neighborhoods,” said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II.

Congressman Cleaver was on hand at the White House when Vice President Biden announced a $20 million dollar EECBG grant to MARC and the City of Kansas City last month to help retrofit homes in six neighborhoods including the Green Impact Zone.

The objective of the “Smart Lights for Smart Cities” project is to deploy different technologies from different vendors in a number of cities and use this initial deployment to transform the street-light market in the Kansas City metro area. This will be implemented through a partnership of the Smart Lights Coalition, MARC and local utilities, particularly Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL).

The project will produce immediate cost and environmental savings including total annual savings to the partner cities of $131,981, and an annual savings of almost 1.2 million KWH, and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1,379 tons. The cities’ utility-bill savings by year six are estimated to be over $1.1 million.

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