Merry Christmas Eve bloggers,
A fast moving storm will impact areas well to the south of Kansas City on Christmas Day. The latest trend on the computer models has this storm tracking just too far south to have any impact on the Kansas City viewing area. If you have travel plans to the south, however, you must pay close attention to this storm as it will likely produce a white Christmas across Oklahoma extending north into extreme southern Kansas and then east across the southeastern 1/3 of Missouri into Arkansas. Here is the track of the storm with the forecast precipitation amounts by the 06z GFS model:
This storm has just come on shore near the west coast. It will be going through a transition as it digs south and intensifies as it approaches Oklahoma. The track of the storm is not set in stone yet. Let’s see how the models handle this storm system today. The storm will likely become a snow making machine for areas that rarely have a white Christmas.
There will be a significant winter storm and there is also going to be a spring-like storm in the warm sector. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a moderate risk of severe weather area across parts of the deep south. You can click on the map for a larger view. This strong storm system will interact with some rich Gulf of Mexico air and there may be some significant severe weather on Christmas Day.
I have some last minute Christmas shopping to get done today and then it’s off to KSHB to track Santa. I will be tracking Santa’s journey on the 10 PM newscast tonight on 41 Action News. Have a great day and we will discuss the latest developments with this storm. Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather blog.