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A Major Winter Storm Is In The Late Week Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

DENSE FOG ADVISORY!  Dense fog will lift by mid-late morning, and temperatures have been rising all night!

Arctic Blast Watch!  A Major Winter Storm is likely going to form Friday and track across the plains Friday night and Saturday into the Mississippi River Valley.  An Arctic air mass will blast south in the wake of this major winter storm.  Take a look at this:

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This is a forecast from one of last nights models valid Saturday morning.  If this is at all close to being correct, KC would again be having a heavy snowfall and this time with some wind.  This fits the LRC, and it will be discussed on the Weather2020 blog by clicking on this link: Weather2020 Blog   Weather2020 launched a new website and if you have any event-wedding-vacation that you need a weather forecast for, you can purchase that forecast for your event by clicking on the Save-the-date Weather2020 planner.  It’s a great way to save your wedding or vacation weather forecast.  We will go in-depth on the Weather2020 blog as we discuss the LRC, and the accurate predictions of these storm systems weeks to months ahead of time.

Here is the Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Dense Fog Advisory.  The fog will lift and temperatures will rise to a bit above freezing today. Expect the clouds to stay strong the rest of the week. The next sunshine is expected Thursday or Sunday when the brutally cold air arrives.  High:  36°
  • Wednesday:  Cloudy.  The wind will be light and from the northeast, shifting to the east.  High: 34°
  • Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with a 60% chance of light rain-sleet-snow.  Little or no accumulation expected and temperatures will drop to near freezing.
  • Thursday: Cloudy in the morning, with a chance of sunshine by afternoon.  High:  36°
  • Friday:  Cloudy with the wind increasing from the southeast at 10-20 mph.  High:  38°
  • Friday Night – Saturday:  Rain changing to snow, becoming heavy, and the wind increasing from the north at 20-30 mph.  Some higher gusts will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. Snowfall accumulations are likely.  Temperatures dropping from the 20s into the teens. The snow will end later in the day with more blowing and drifting of the snow.
  • Sunday: Becoming sunny and brutally cold. High:  10°.  It will be dry for the Chiefs game with the wind dying down. Wind chills will be 15 below zero early in the day.

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Not only will this cold blast arrive to create the conditions for one of the coldest NFL games ever played in Kansas City, but there will also be a total Lunar Eclipse Sunday night beginning around the 4th quarter of the big AFC Championship game:

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Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. Go over to the Weather2020 blog for a more national look and an in-depth analysis of the cycling pattern known as the LRC.  Have a great day!

 

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