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More Storm Misses Likely In KC

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Good morning bloggers,

We begin this January 16th blog entry with a discussion of the Frigid conditions. It is below zero in KC this morning:

The temperatures have dropped to below zero in most locations.  An Arctic high pressure area is expanding out over the United States this morning and pressures are very high. The pressure on this . . . → Read More: More Storm Misses Likely In KC

Arctic Air Blasts In Again

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Good Morning Bloggers,

We just experienced a rather fascinating weather day in Kansas City. We went from a fluffy and dry snowfall in the morning, with temperatures in the teens, to a big warm up to above freezing with a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow during the late evening hours. The high temperature reached . . . → Read More: Arctic Air Blasts In Again

Snowflake Contest Finally Ends: Another Small Snow Event Blankets Kansas City

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Good Sunday morning bloggers,

It is official: The snowflake contest ended at 8:35 AM, the last few snowflakes pushed it over the top. 41 Action News meteorologist Nicole Philips measured 1″ at 8:35 AM this morning as you can see below:

Well, it happened. We are getting the weakest possible version of what we have been monitoring for . . . → Read More: Snowflake Contest Finally Ends: Another Small Snow Event Blankets Kansas City

Two Snow Chances and an Arctic Blast

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Good Saturday,

We are tracking two snow chances and it looks like they will each come through with accumulating snow in our area. The second snow will be accompanied and followed by an Arctic blast, almost as strong as the one from New Years day.

Here is where we stand for snowfall this winter in KC (readings taken . . . → Read More: Two Snow Chances and an Arctic Blast

Could The Snowflake Contest Finally End By Monday?

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Good morning bloggers,

The roads are white around Kansas City. Why? Well, up north they may be snow covered, but down south they are salt covered again. When will it precipitate again? There is a chance of snow Sunday, but Mother Nature is not being nice at all.  And, there is a chance of snow Monday with . . . → Read More: Could The Snowflake Contest Finally End By Monday?

Arctic Blast Arrives With Some Winter Precipitation

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Good morning bloggers,

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas.  There is a storm system tracking across the plains and you can see the areas of rain and snow on this radar map from 7:30 AM:

I just took Sunny The Weather Dog outside and it is turning much colder . . . → Read More: Arctic Blast Arrives With Some Winter Precipitation

Winter Weather Advisory Thursday

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Good Evening Bloggers,

What? I am writing a second blog today? Something must be going on right? I just presented to the big AMS Conference in Austin and made some bold predictions using the LRC.  And, from the second I concluded my talk the trend on the models has been good. Now, we have been through this . . . → Read More: Winter Weather Advisory Thursday

A 200+ Day Forecast For A Hurricane In The Gulf Of Mexico

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Good morning bloggers,

A major storm system just produced enough rain across Southern California to create major mudslides, flooding, and a disaster. 13 people were killed as one of the mudslides destroyed homes northwest of Los Angeles.  While this horrible storm tracks east into the plains, it is caught in the cycling weather pattern that is right . . . → Read More: A 200+ Day Forecast For A Hurricane In The Gulf Of Mexico

Another Storm Is About To Miss Kansas City

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Good morning bloggers,

As discussed in yesterday’s blog, Kansas City is far from alone on getting missed over and over again. The frustrations mount when a storm approaches and is so close, and then it leaves us in the dust.  That is what will most likely happen on Thursday. Take a look:

This is the NAM model surface . . . → Read More: Another Storm Is About To Miss Kansas City

More Misses For KC

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Good morning bloggers,

The morning begins with some black ice, ice that can be deceiving. Many driveways, patios, and decks have some of this ice, and there have been around 20 crashes around KC this morning.  Conditions will improve by 10 AM as temperatures rise above freezing with sunny skies today.

I snapped this picture of the black . . . → Read More: More Misses For KC