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AFC Championship Game Weather Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

Well, that was a bit deflating last night wasn’t it?  The band of snow set up, and I am sure many of you would agree that around 8:45 PM it was looking really good for a nice 2 or 3 inches of snow.  And, then while I was actually on Facebook Live showing the developments of the band of snow, the radar echoes around 15 minutes later pulsed down and never recovered.  It still did snow and just not enough to bring us a second big producing snowstorm in seven days.  Kansas City had a dusting to 2″ of snow, which was really what it was looking like.  I was hoping for a bit more organization.  What happened? The storm dove way down into Texas in the upper levels of the atmosphere, and it never closed off into an upper low.  So now, it is time to look ahead.

AFC Championship Game Forecast:

The New England Patriots will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a huge AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. This is the first AFC Championship game to be played in KC and the Chiefs are favored. The weather looks pretty decent as well:

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There is a chance it will be three to five degrees warmer than my prediction here.  The question after the game is over, is will it be a high overcast which would limit the viewing of the total lunar eclipse that begins at 8:36 PM Sunday night?  There is a band of clouds forecast to stream overhead, and I am hoping they will be thin.

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This map shows an increasing pressure gradient with a warm front south of KC.  This front will be developing in response to an upstream storm system that will produce snow just north of KC Tuesday.

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This map above shows the next storm tracking across Iowa into Wisconsin. This may produce a band of light snow or flurries in KC, and another cold blast.  Speaking of cold blasts, we have to continue to monitor the weather pattern closely for some blocking. I have been predicting blocking to develop by around the first week of February. Some of the models show this, and some do not.

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This is Sunny The Weather Dog as she is looking at the snowflakes last night.  We hope everyone has a great Saturday.  Let us know if you have any questions or comments on the Weather2020 blog.  Have a  great Saturday.

Gary

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