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A Gorgeous Day & A Storm System

Good morning bloggers,

As we enjoy our second incredible day in a row in KC, there is also a storm system approaching.  We are in the part of the cycling pattern that produced two snowfalls in one day in January.  And, look at this incredible comparison to “the same pattern, but different” as the famous Gary England (movie Twister and Oklahoma Icon) said when he saw the LRC, he experienced the big atmospheric puzzle around ten years ago. Yes, Gary, it is the same, but different. We are now seeing the spring seasonal difference to the same pattern, and right on schedule this storm is producing an incredibly similar precipitation pattern. Not only near KC, but off the east coast, and in that cold front developing near the USA/Canada border. Take a look:

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Here is the blog entry from that day:  January 12 blog entry  This part of the pattern produced around 1″ of snow and finally ended the snowflake contest. If you remember, we had many small snowfalls this past winter, and this was two of them. Yes, the one in the morning of the 14th that ended the snowflake contest, then there was a break, and the second one came in during the evening. On the south side of the KC metro, my place, it was very frustrating as it was raining, sleeting, and snowing. And, just east of the state line it was all snow on that second system with the Arctic air.  In this fifth LRC cycle, we have the first system coming in on Wednesday, and then the second system is one day later on Thursday evening as that strong cold front approaches. It is truly the same pattern, but different, if that makes sense to you.

What happens next will be interesting. I moved the April 24th to 30th risk by just a couple of days. KSHB Meteorologist Gerard Jebaily wrote down April 13th and April 30th for our severe weather set ups based on the LRC.  We had severe weather on April 13th already (a forecast made 35 days before that date), and April 30th is showing up, but may be April 30 to May 3.  That storm is actually the storm I used to predict our first snowfall, and I was wrong. It should have happened, but we know what happened this past winter. The storm systems just would not come together. And, bloggers, just look at St. Joseph, MO. SedsinKC posted that St. Joseph is having their driest beginning to any year up to this point.  The storm systems have yet to materialize in our area. I am still expecting a rather wet ending to May, and we have these other chances as well. Let’s see what “The Same, But Different” produces before we get to summer.

Have a great day and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Click here to join in the conversation:  Weather2020 blog

Gary

 

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