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AFC Championship Game Day Forecast

Good Sunday bloggers,

The day we have been waiting for has arrived. The Chiefs are playing for the right to play in the Superbowl tonight. We have been going for cold weather and that is a certainty. But, could we see snow? There is a small disturbance in Nebraska that could bring flurries/very light snow for tailgating.  It is heading our way, and as you can see, it is rather small, and if it snows at all, even a few snowflakes could make people “freak out” a bit.  We are getting so many messages of “at least your forecast was wrong for game day, it didn’t turn out the way you thought”. And, we are like, “what are you talking about”. It is going to be around 14 degrees by the end of the game with wind chills possibly below zero.  What is it that was wrong with this prediction? It may rise to 20 or 22 for tailgating as that disturbance approaches, then guess what, we get a “back door” cold front.  Yes, a cold surge from the northeast arrives during the game, and if anything, that is the twist in the forecast.

At present course and speed this snow is timed for 11 AM to 3 PM. Right now it looks like flurries to a dusting. So, keep that in mind if you are headed to a watch party or the game.

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SUNDAY: A warm front will be setting up near KC today with highs in the 30s to near 40 in Kansas. This warmer air will not make it this way as the disturbance heading this way will move by and push the colder air back west as it moves by. So, for the game, the temperatures will actually drop a few degrees with wind chill values near 0°.

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SUNDAY (3 PM): You can see the patches of light snow. This could affect tailgating at Arrowhead. A dusting is possible, so keep this in mind if you are headed to a watch party or the game. Even a dusting can make it slick. Temperatures will be 15°-20°. The warm front has become a cold front and is pushing the warmer air farther away.

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SUNDAY (6 PM): The wind will be from the east and northeast at 10-15 mph with the snowflakes moving away. Temperatures will begin to slip as the colder air pushes back in.

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Here is the forecast for the AFC Championship game. There is a chance of flurries and very light snow 11 AM-3 PM that could dust the ground white. You can see from around Kickoff to the end of the game temperatures will drop a few degrees and the wind chill will be near zero.

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Will we be able to see the eclipse, the Super(bowl) Blood (red) (KC)wolf moon? There is going to be a cloud problem for sure. But, after the little disturbance moves by we may see enough breaks or thinner clouds so that the moon will be visible.

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We have another storm that will affect the middle of the USA Tuesday.

MONDAY: There will be lots of mid and high level clouds with highs 30°-35°. The warmer temperatures will be negated by a southeast wind at 15-25 mph, so wind chill values will be in the teens.

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TUESDAY: It looks like we will be on the warmer side of the storm with the best chance of accumulating snow across Nebraska, Iowa and far northern Missouri. We will have the chance to see drizzle or a few light rain showers. If the drizzle comes in faster, it could start as freezing drizzle early Tuesday. Also, as the storm exits Tuesday afternoon and night we could see some snow showers.

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It is another day where sports and weather are converging!

GO CHIEFS!

Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

AFC Championship Game Weather Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

Well, that was a bit deflating last night wasn’t it?  The band of snow set up, and I am sure many of you would agree that around 8:45 PM it was looking really good for a nice 2 or 3 inches of snow.  And, then while I was actually on Facebook Live showing the developments of the band of snow, the radar echoes around 15 minutes later pulsed down and never recovered.  It still did snow and just not enough to bring us a second big producing snowstorm in seven days.  Kansas City had a dusting to 2″ of snow, which was really what it was looking like.  I was hoping for a bit more organization.  What happened? The storm dove way down into Texas in the upper levels of the atmosphere, and it never closed off into an upper low.  So now, it is time to look ahead.

AFC Championship Game Forecast:

The New England Patriots will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a huge AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. This is the first AFC Championship game to be played in KC and the Chiefs are favored. The weather looks pretty decent as well:

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There is a chance it will be three to five degrees warmer than my prediction here.  The question after the game is over, is will it be a high overcast which would limit the viewing of the total lunar eclipse that begins at 8:36 PM Sunday night?  There is a band of clouds forecast to stream overhead, and I am hoping they will be thin.

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This map shows an increasing pressure gradient with a warm front south of KC.  This front will be developing in response to an upstream storm system that will produce snow just north of KC Tuesday.

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This map above shows the next storm tracking across Iowa into Wisconsin. This may produce a band of light snow or flurries in KC, and another cold blast.  Speaking of cold blasts, we have to continue to monitor the weather pattern closely for some blocking. I have been predicting blocking to develop by around the first week of February. Some of the models show this, and some do not.

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This is Sunny The Weather Dog as she is looking at the snowflakes last night.  We hope everyone has a great Saturday.  Let us know if you have any questions or comments on the Weather2020 blog.  Have a  great Saturday.

Gary

6:45 PM Update On The Rain/Snow Changeover Line

Good evening bloggers,

This has been one of the hardest days to predict potential snowfall.  This storm will likely leave a few of us frustrated, and then also a few of us living farther north have a better chance of being fulfilled.  Some dangerous and slick conditions will likely develop as Arctic air moves this way. How cold will it be for the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead? More on that tomorrow. For now, look at this:

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This is how I have it timed out right now.  The changeover line is essential for the amount of snow you may end up with.  Here is our forecast:

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This was the surface map as of 5 PM…..wow!

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I am swamped, so that is it for now. I will be doing Facebook live at 8:45 PM. Join us there, and have a great Friday Night In The Big Town.

Gary

Winter Storm Warning Northeast Of KC

Good morning bloggers,

There is a lot to discuss this morning.  I made a video and tried to explain how this storm approaching is not being handled by the models well at all.  There are things to look for on the new data, and even though we are just hours away from that rain/snow line developing, there are still uncertainties to the timing of when that rain/snow line will pass through your location.  I think the storm will be coming in a bit slower and stronger today, and this will be important for Kansas City’s snowfall totals.  Let’s take a look.

Today’s Video:


The snowfall forecast I showed at 10 PM last night on 41 Action News:

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And, here is the European Model from overnight:

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The European Model came in with a solution that brought the snow down to the south side of the KC metro area, and still had Overland Park, KS on the edge of a dusting to 5″ of snow.  It will depend on the track and strength of the upper level storm.

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The rain/snow line will set up by later this afternoon and evening, and then we will really be able to narrow in on totals.  We will update this blog around 5:45 PM as this comes into focus.

The strength of the storm will also have big implications on the AFC Championship game. A bit stronger of a storm would lead to colder on Sunday.  Let’s see how this trends today on the models.

Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  This is another storm that was predicted 45 days ago, and it is right on schedule!  Now, the specifics are still quite challenging. Check back in around 6 PM tonight, and watch 41 Action News for the in-depth forecast.  Have a great day.

Gary

Tracking A Storm & The AFC Championship Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

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A storm system will be developing tonight and Friday, and then begin affecting Kansas City.  This will be a storm that tracks from the Rocky Mountains, out into the plains, and then to off the New England coast by Monday.  There will be some significant impacts and there are still a lot of questions to be answered.

Snowfall Forecast From The FV3 GFS Model Ending Sunday Night:

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The snowfall amount forecast is from the FV3 GFS model, which has been the most consistent in the past two days. This shows 1″ to 8″ amounts across the KC viewing area, and over a foot from eastern Indiana to inland areas of New England.  For KC, the amount of snow will depend on a few factors that are still undetermined.  There will be a rain/snow line that will track across the region as you can see below:

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This map shows that rain/snow changeover line is near downtown KC at 11 PM Friday night.  There is a cold air mass that will be heading south, and if it is a bit faster, then amounts will be higher.  The strength and track of the upper level storm will help answer these questions. Important:  In the last LRC cycle (the pattern is cycling and Weather2020 uses this technology called LRC) this part of the pattern produced a major winter storm with blizzard conditions north of KC by around a state. It was an impacting storm in KC with around an inch of rain and then around 1/2″ of snow.  It could do exactly the same thing, with one big difference in the fact that it is tracking farther south in this January version of the cycling pattern.  In the previous cycle, the storm intensified stronger than any of the computer models were projecting and it was a very strong upper level low over Kansas.  If this storm comes out into the plains a bit stronger, it will be capable of creating two to four extra hours of snow, and it would slow the storm down just a bit. This two to four hours of snow extra would make the difference between some areas only getting 1/2″ of snow again to 3 to 4 additional inches of snow. The FV3 GFS model was the strongest solution and this is why amounts were a bit higher.

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I am expecting close to an inch liquid again.  Depending on where you live, that rain/snow changeover line will be important, and likely the difference in receiving around an inch or possibly much more.  Temperatures will be dropping into the 20s Friday night into Saturday morning, and possibly all the way down to around 15 degrees. This will zap some of the moisture content out of the snow, but it will initially be a wet snow again and stick to everything when it first starts falling. Eventually it will become fluffier and blow around.

There is a lot to discuss. GO CHIEFS!  And, thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Go to Weather2020.com and check out our new website when you get a chance.

Gary

Two Storm Systems To Track

Good morning bloggers,

In Kansas City it has been cloudy for quite a long time.  There has been no sun at all since last Thursday, so today is our sixth straight completely cloudy day.  We have had rain, snow, fog, and not a lot of wind.  And, there has yet to be an Arctic blast this season.  The coldest Kansas City has been is 9 degrees above zero, and that was way back on the 10th of November.  A year ago it had already been down below zero quite a few days.

Take a look at the coldest mornings so far in KC:

  • 9° on November 10th
  • 12° on November 27th
  • 13° on November 9th
  • 14° on December 9th
  • 17° on  January 1st

This is amazing, if you think about it, and there is still a lot of winter left.  Kansas City just had 4″ to 12″ of snow, and a deep snowpack remains.  This cloudy stretch has been a blanket, keeping the low temperatures high.

Tonight’s weak storm system:

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There is a fast moving and rather weak storm that will track across the plains tonight into the Mississippi River Valley by morning.  This map above show the HRRR model valid at 11 PM central time tonight.  Temperatures will be near freezing, and a band of rain, sleet, snow, and possibly some light freezing rain will track across the Kansas/Missouri state line.  There may be some minor accumulation of ice and snow, most likely north of KC, and we just have to monitor this situation closely.  A weak surface cyclone will be tracking across Oklahoma tonight.

The stronger storm system:

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The models came in last night with widely varying solutions for the highly advertised next storm system.   As we showed in yesterday’s blog, this storm fits the part of the LRC that produced around an inch of rain and a half inch of snow in KC.   This is a storm that has its energy source still way out over the Pacific Ocean and it will not be hitting the coast until tomorrow, and this is why the models are having a problem with this set up.  The European Model and the FV3 GFS model have been the most consistent, and still have a set up similar to the one you can see above.  Both models produce 2″ to 6″ of snow near KC by noon Saturday, while other models have mostly rain, with only a 1/2″ of snow (which again is what happened in the last cycle).  There is also a trend for it to be a bit warmer on Sunday, as the Arctic blast has been trending weaker in the recent model runs.

Here is the Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Wednesday:  Cloudy.  The wind will be light and from the northeast, shifting to the east.  High: 33°
  • Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with a 60% chance of light rain-sleet-snow.  Little or no accumulation expected and temperatures will drop to near freezing.  A little accumulation would still cause some significant problems, so we will be monitoring this closely.
  • Thursday: Cloudy in the morning, with a chance of sunshine by afternoon.  High:  36°
  • Friday:  Cloudy with the wind increasing from the southeast at 10-20 mph.  High:  38°
  • Friday Night – Saturday:  Rain changing to snow, becoming heavy, and the wind increasing from the north at 20-30 mph.  Some higher gusts will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. Snowfall accumulations are likely.  Temperatures dropping from the 20s into the teens. The snow will end later in the day with more blowing and drifting of the snow.
  • Sunday: Becoming sunny and brutally cold. High:  15°.  It will be dry for the Chiefs game with the wind dying down. Wind chills will be 15 below zero early in the day.

Total Eclipse Of The Moon on Sunday night:

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As the AFC Championship game goes into the end of the 4th quarter, the moon will begin to be eclipsed.  It has to be a good sign for the Chiefs, as it is a KC Wolf Blood Lunar Eclipse!  Have a great day and head over to the Weather2020 blog and share in this weather experience.  Here is the link to the Weather2020 blog:  Weather2020 Blog

Gary

A Major Winter Storm Is In The Late Week Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

DENSE FOG ADVISORY!  Dense fog will lift by mid-late morning, and temperatures have been rising all night!

Arctic Blast Watch!  A Major Winter Storm is likely going to form Friday and track across the plains Friday night and Saturday into the Mississippi River Valley.  An Arctic air mass will blast south in the wake of this major winter storm.  Take a look at this:

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This is a forecast from one of last nights models valid Saturday morning.  If this is at all close to being correct, KC would again be having a heavy snowfall and this time with some wind.  This fits the LRC, and it will be discussed on the Weather2020 blog by clicking on this link: Weather2020 Blog   Weather2020 launched a new website and if you have any event-wedding-vacation that you need a weather forecast for, you can purchase that forecast for your event by clicking on the Save-the-date Weather2020 planner.  It’s a great way to save your wedding or vacation weather forecast.  We will go in-depth on the Weather2020 blog as we discuss the LRC, and the accurate predictions of these storm systems weeks to months ahead of time.

Here is the Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Dense Fog Advisory.  The fog will lift and temperatures will rise to a bit above freezing today. Expect the clouds to stay strong the rest of the week. The next sunshine is expected Thursday or Sunday when the brutally cold air arrives.  High:  36°
  • Wednesday:  Cloudy.  The wind will be light and from the northeast, shifting to the east.  High: 34°
  • Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with a 60% chance of light rain-sleet-snow.  Little or no accumulation expected and temperatures will drop to near freezing.
  • Thursday: Cloudy in the morning, with a chance of sunshine by afternoon.  High:  36°
  • Friday:  Cloudy with the wind increasing from the southeast at 10-20 mph.  High:  38°
  • Friday Night – Saturday:  Rain changing to snow, becoming heavy, and the wind increasing from the north at 20-30 mph.  Some higher gusts will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. Snowfall accumulations are likely.  Temperatures dropping from the 20s into the teens. The snow will end later in the day with more blowing and drifting of the snow.
  • Sunday: Becoming sunny and brutally cold. High:  10°.  It will be dry for the Chiefs game with the wind dying down. Wind chills will be 15 below zero early in the day.

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Not only will this cold blast arrive to create the conditions for one of the coldest NFL games ever played in Kansas City, but there will also be a total Lunar Eclipse Sunday night beginning around the 4th quarter of the big AFC Championship game:

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Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. Go over to the Weather2020 blog for a more national look and an in-depth analysis of the cycling pattern known as the LRC.  Have a great day!

 

What Just Happened In Kansas City, And, What Is Next?

Good morning bloggers,

A Major Winter Storm just blasted Kansas City with 4″ to 12″ of snow.  Yes, a few spots reached 1 foot of snow.   And, with temperatures near 32 degrees for the duration of the snow event, it was a wet heavy snow that became so heavy that trees came crashing down.  Some of the trees were pines that rarely ever have a problems.   Sunny The Weather Dog poses in front of this tree, and you can see a tree that is not really looking too normal, and if you look closely you can see the final dusting that came as the system spun by early Sunday morning.

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The Storm Time-Line:

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The LRC provided the insight for Weather2020 to predict this storm 45 days in advance. Then a month in advance W2020 picked out January 12th as the target date for a big storm. Then, after the Chiefs got the bye week and the #1 seed in the AFC, I came on the air every night from December 30th through the next week making these statements; 1)A storm will be targeting the Chiefs home game on January 12th, and 2) this is the blizzard part of the cycling weather pattern! And, then we were the first to make snowfall amounts (Oh, a couple of bloggers went for amounts weeks ago as many of you are doing quite well in forecasting using our top secret information). As the storm approached we upped the totals to 2-5″, then 4-8″ while our competitors apparently had much less predicted. Then the day of I finally pulled the trigger and went 5-10 inches, and it verified everywhere but the official recording station KCI. They reported 4.4″ for a seasonal total now of over 12″.

Here is how the storm played out on Friday into Saturday:

  • Friday morning:  Rain begins falling before noon, and a little surprising was the fact that sleet was mixing in already. An interesting early signal
  • Noon Friday – 1 PM Friday:  Rain changes completely over to snow and stays that way. With temperatures hovering between 33-34 there is little accumulation until later
  • 3 PM -8 PM:  Heavy snow develops near the rain/snow changeover line south of KC and 3 quick inches of snow falls south of KC and 2″ just northeast of the city near Excelsior Springs
  • 8 PM -10 PM:  Viewers tweet out how we blew the forecast because only 1 to 2 inches had fallen. I am on the air trying to explain that the storm just started
  • 10 PM – 7 AM:  It snows all night with 3″ to 7″ accumulating
  • 7 AM -10 AM:  The main upper level low and disturbance shows up on radar, and it started producing a heavy band of snow that became stationary extending from Arrowhead Stadium southwest to just northwest of Chanute, KS.  I found this on radar as you can see below and it was about an hour before this time, or around 7 AM, that we thought an additional few inches of snow would be possible. And, oh my did it happen. My snowfall total on the Plaza went from around 3.5″ to around 9″, or around 5.5″ of snow in four hours.

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That system ended up tracking just southeast of KC.   And, here we are on Monday morning, two days later, and none of it has melted yet. There have been many power outages, and we have had great snow for the kids to enjoy.

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It has been a very long time since KC had snow to make a snow tunnel, or snow igloo like this one. Very nicely done!

Okay, so where do we go from here?  The Kansas City Chiefs won a home game at Arrowhead Stadium.  The moment is too big for some teams and some players (Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck), and some players just come through (Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes).  They will be facing off against each other in a battle of the best QB ever to play in the NFL against the best QB in the NFL right now.   And, weather is going to be a factor.  Let’s look at the latest data.

This week’s weather:

There is a lead system ahead of the late week stronger storm system.  Take a look:

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This map above shows a surface cyclone centered one southwestern Missouri early Thursday.  There will be a chance of rain-sleet-snow as this system rapidly moves by.   There is an Arctic Air mass sitting up to the north, with temperatures dropping to 50 degrees below zero way up over Greenland and northern Canada.  This Arctic air has been sitting up there for a long time, and a surge to the south is finally about to happen.  So, we are issuing an Arctic Air Watch Later This Week!

The Setup for Friday Night-Saturday:

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There are still a lot of questions concerning the storm later in the week.  The good news for the AFC Championship game is that this storm will be long gone by Sunday.  The bad news is that it will be very cold for the game.  More on the game day forecast in just a second.  This map above shows the next storm developing with a stronger surface cyclone (low pressure area) centered near Guyman, OK.  An area of heavy snow is predicted to form from Nebraska to South Dakota.  This is the spot that had a blizzard in the last LRC cycle as KC had an inch of rain, a cold blast, and then just 0.3″ of snow on the back side. This time, it appears this system will track farther south:

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The track and strength of this storm are still being determined, and we are uncertain on snowfall amounts, and how cold it will get. This is targeting our area and we will learn more in the next 24 hours.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Snow flurries this morning.  Expect a cloudy sky with a few flurries.  High:  33°
  • Tuesday:  Cloudy early with some sun finally breaking out. High: 42°
  • Wednesday:  Increasing clouds and turning colder. High:  36°
  • Thursday’s storm:  Cloudy with a chance of rain-sleet-snow for a short period of time as a system zips by early in the day.  High: 37°
  • Friday:  Cloudy and breezy with rain likely developing during the day. The rain will change to snow Friday night.  High:  39°
  • Saturday:  Snow likely, possibly heavy early in the day.  It will be windy with blowing snow and crashing temperatures dropping into the teens.  Accumulations of snow are likely.
  • Sunday:  Becoming mostly sunny, cold, with the wind dying down.  Temperatures in the single digits to teens.
  • Sunday night for the game:  Dry and cold with light south winds. Temperatures between 5 and 12 degrees.

Temperatures Sunday morning:

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Look how cold it is forecast to get by Sunday morning.  That is 0° near KC.  We will know a lot more as we get closer to Friday.  Watch 41 Action News and we will keep you advised.

Thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Here is the link to the blog and have a great day!  Weather2020 Blog

Gary

AFC Championship and Low Clouds

Good Sunday bloggers,

Saturday was quite a day as we had a band of snow come up from the south and sit along and east of I-35 during the mid morning to mid afternoon. It dropped an additional 2″-5″ of snow and this doubled the power outages as trees and power lines could not hold the extra weight of the heavy, wet snow.

And, also, the Chiefs had their first home playoff win since 1994 and are headed to the AFC Championship game. This will be played in KC for the first time ever and weather is going to be a factor. We will look at that below.

Unofficially, this was the biggest snowstorm in KC since February 2014 as many locations received around 10″ of snow. However, at KCI, only 4.4″ fell which did not exceed the 5.8″ from November 25th.

SNOW TOTALS:

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Even though KCI was one of the lowest snow totals, it did bring our seasons total to 12.6″. This is the first time we have exceeded 10″ of snow in a winter since 2014-2015.

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What is next?  Today through Thursday the weather will be calm, but we will be dealing with low clouds issues. The data wants to clear the clouds Monday. That is not going to be easy to do. If there is a day where the sun could come out it would be Tuesday as we see more of a southwest wind. A weak cold front slips in Wednesday, and so low clouds will likely return at that time.

You can see all of the low clouds in the middle of the USA. There is not going to be much wind this week and this will not increase the chance of moving these clouds out. Also, if it clears, there is now so much snow cover, that fog could form. So, the bottom line is that today through Thursday will see lots of clouds with highs mostly 30-35 and lows 25-30. Tuesday has the best day to see some sun.

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Now, to the weather situation for the next Chiefs game, which happens to be for the AFC Championship!

While we are dealing with cloud issues this week, a new series of Pacific storm systems will be lining up. Also, Arctic air that has been sitting in Canada for a few weeks will be getting ready to blast south. We have not had an Arctic blast this season and even in the tame winters you get a blast of Arctic air. What does this mean for next weekend?

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FRIDAY-SATURDAY: The LRC suggests a decent storm system will be in the region and track to the north of KC. This would mean the heaviest snow stays north. Now, this is January and we have Arctic air pouring south while this storm is moving by. So, the track could shift farther south. We will need to watch this closely. The timing seems to be pretty certain, so this puts the snow chance a day before the big game as opposed to the day of the big game like yesterday.

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AM: Regardless of the track of the storm, the Arctic air will be pouring in. So, by Sunday morning lows will be around zero with wind chill values possibly as low as -20°!

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY PM/NIGHT: The kickoff time is 5:40 PM. It looks like temperatures will be in the teens with south winds increasing. So, the south winds would bring in warmer air which means temperatures during the game would stay in the teens. That is still cold and with the wind at 10-20 mph that would bring wind chill values during tailgating and the game to around zero. So, this time the chance of snow is low, and the chance of very cold air is rather high.

We will follow this all week and update this next series of weather and sports convergence.

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Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

 

Winter Storm Not Quite Over

Good Saturday bloggers,

The snowstorm has occurred almost exactly as we had forecast with 5″-9″ widespread. Some locations will see 10″ of snow by the time its over.

Here are the snow totals as of 6-8 AM:

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Central and eastern Missouri have seen 10-15″ of snow!

The main  upper low is trekking across northeast Oklahoma. This will put the comma head into the KC area, especially along and east of I-35. After 12 PM, the accumulating snow will be over with light to very light snow and flurries lingering.

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Here is a map for 10 AM today. You can see some nice snow will be occurring along and east of I-35 with temperatures just below freezing. So, any surfaces that are wet to slushy could become covered again. Road conditions are wet to slushy anyway and anything untreated is quite slick.

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SATURDAY 3 PM: The snow will become scattered and less intense. So, if you are headed to the game watch for slick spots and light to very light snow and flurries will likely be falling during the game. Temperatures will be around 32.

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SATURDAY 8 PM: The main snow will be over with flurries around. Temperatures will be 30°-32° so refreezing is possible. Oh yea, hopefully we will be in good moods after a Chiefs victory. Sunday will stay cloudy with flurries. Lows will be in the upper 20s with highs 30°-32°. So, slick spots will be likely.

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How much more snow will fall? If you are headed east after the game, keep in mind a new 4″-8″ will occur from around St. Louis to Cincinnati through the day, ending later tonight and Sunday morning.

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A new 2″-4″ will occur across central and eastern Missouri on top of the 10″-15″ that is already on the ground! The snow will end later tonight in those locations.

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In our area a new 1″-2″ is likely, especially along and east of I-35. A dusting to 1″ is likely to the west. The accumulating snow will be over around here by noon.

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Monday through Thursday will see lots of clouds and there could be dense fog issues. We will have more on this tomorrow and the next winter storm at the end of next week.

Have a great weekend and

GO CHIEFS!

Jeff Penner