Good morning bloggers, It’s Friday!
We will have a sunny Friday with some snow melting today as temperatures go up above freezing this afternoon. A storm moving across Texas will come right over our viewing area Saturday morning. There will likely be a rather thick band of clouds with this system, but a strong wave of energy moving across the USA/Canada border at the same time is influencing the surface pattern tomorrow and as a result this storm doesn’t have much of an opportunity to do anything here. There may be a few brief snow showers as the system passes by tomorrow morning as you can see below:
I am just getting started….a bit late this morning….check back in around 9 AM….
We are having a colder & snowier winter than last year already, but it is still lacking on moisture. We have had 4.6″ of snow so far which is already above last winter when we had 3.9″ the entire season, which was the record for Kansas City’s lowest recorded seasonal total. Last year was a dominantly positive Arctic Oscillation (AO) winter. This year has been more in the negative, although right now it has drifted into the positive. As you can see below, the AO is likely going to go into the negative again and possibly deeply into the negative later in the month:
Based on the LRC, the active part of the pattern will be returning. The best chance of a major winter storm will come during a three week window that will open up later in the month into February. In the mean time, these weaker systems are having minor impacts on our area.
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