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Dreaming of a White Easter?

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Good Saturday bloggers,

This Easter weekend has some crazy weather changes for us to experience. We are tracking a very strong cold blast and the chance of winter weather. Now, keep in mind, this is the same pattern as we had during the winter, so you know how it goes when it comes to snow in KC.

Let’s . . . → Read More: Dreaming of a White Easter?

At Least Four Storms Are Lining Up

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Good morning bloggers,

It’s Good Friday!  And, it may snow on Easter Sunday.  The weather pattern is getting a bit wilder as we move into April. I often play an April Fools joke on the anchor teams I work with on 41 Action News where I say that snow has shown up and a few inches may . . . → Read More: At Least Four Storms Are Lining Up

Another Blocking Pattern Is Developing

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Good morning bloggers,

A cold air mass is building right now over Canada and a piece of this will blast south this weekend.  A very strong cold front will move through the plains Friday night and Saturday, heading toward the northeast by Easter Sunday morning.  There will likely be a very hard freeze up north on Easter . . . → Read More: Another Blocking Pattern Is Developing

Opening Day Of Baseball Season Forecast & A Cold Easter Outbreak

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Good morning bloggers,

Here in KC it has been a cloudy and cool beginning to spring.  As we move through April warmer days are ahead, but before any huge warm-ups happen, a cold blast is organizing.  Take a look at this surface forecast map from the European Model valid at 7 AM Central Time Saturday:

I will plot . . . → Read More: Opening Day Of Baseball Season Forecast & A Cold Easter Outbreak

Take A Look At The LRC: The North American Vortex Returns

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Good  morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with a fascinating look at the first four cycles of this years weather pattern. This video is a comparison of the part of the pattern we are moving into right now.  This is just one snapshot, one part of the entire cycle that lasts for close to seven weeks; each cycle is . . . → Read More: Take A Look At The LRC: The North American Vortex Returns

Morning Thunderstorms & A Look Into A Series Of Storm Systems

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Good morning bloggers,

This picture of the hail was taken by Jacob Bell this morning in Louisburg, KS.  Hail the size of quarters came down and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued.  Where were all of these storm systems this winter?  Oh, that’s right, these storm systems were all there, but they just would not produce much . . . → Read More: Morning Thunderstorms & A Look Into A Series Of Storm Systems

The Next Storm System

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We are having a cold March day as our wind flow is coming from the east, originating in the Great Lakes and travelling over snow cover that is sitting over Iowa and central Illinois. Temperatures are in the low 30s with wind chill values in the 20s.

There is also a small disturbance in southwest . . . → Read More: The Next Storm System

Tracking Two Storm Systems

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Good Saturday bloggers,

We have a storm system moving across the region today and we will have a second storm system to track Monday and Tuesday. The storm system today has brought our area a few showers, drizzle, low clouds and much colder air. This system has brought northeast and east Iowa 10″-20″ of snow! My goodness . . . → Read More: Tracking Two Storm Systems

The Drought Is Contracting Slowly

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Good morning bloggers,

A one foot snow storm is developing one state away to the northeast of KC. Yes, northeastern Iowa is in the path of what may end up being a one foot snowstorm. It is one state away, but seems so much farther. Kansas City will end up with its third straight winter under 10″ . . . → Read More: The Drought Is Contracting Slowly

A Warm Up Today: A Video Blog

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Good morning bloggers,

We will have a video blog today.  Here is a map of the rainfall amounts forecast over the next ten days:

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

Today:  Expect a few mid and high clouds. The sun will shine through with a nice warm up into the 60s with light winds.  High:  66°
Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a low . . . → Read More: A Warm Up Today: A Video Blog