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30-40 Degrees Above Average

Good Sunday bloggers,

We are tracking a storm system racing through the western USA. It will move through our region tonight with a chance of rain and quite a bit of wind and temperatures nearly 40 degrees above average!

The system is now racing through the southwest USA, grabbing moisture from the El Nino warmed waters of the south Pacific Ocean.

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SUNDAY 3 PM: It will be windy, cloudy and mild with highs in the mid 50s. The sun will shine through the thick cirrus clouds from time to time. Altostratus, mid level clouds, will increase as well and the sun will not shine through those clouds.

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SUNDAY 6 PM-MIDNIGHT: It will be windy and mild with a chance of rain showers, especially from I-35 and points east.

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MONDAY AROUND 7 AM: The rain will be moving away as south to southwest winds gust to 30-35 mph. Rainfall totals will be a trace to .25″, most east. But, here is the crazy thing. Look at the temperatures near 60°. The average low is 20°, so tomorrow morning will be around 40 degrees above average.

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MONDAY 7 AM-NOON: The sky will clear and temperatures will drop a few degrees as the wind shifts to the west at 10-20 mph.

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MONDAY AFTERNOON: It will be sunny with much less wind. Temperatures will rise back to 55-60.

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CHIEFS SATURDAY, 1/12: We have been saying that there is the potential of a storm system in the region around this day. The new data has anything but that solution, or does it? Look closely as there is a snow system in Chicago and a rain system along the Gulf coast with cold air lurking in the northern Plains.  The data has the systems in two pieces and weak. This is still 6 days away and needs to be monitored closely as we could see a rapid change in the data as we get closer. We will be looking to see if these systems can consolidate or one becomes stronger. If this happens, they will incorporate the cold air and we will have a much different solution.

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Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

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