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An Arctic Blast Arrives This Week

Good morning,

In Kansas City we are recovering from another horrible playoff disappointment. The Chiefs lost 37-31 in overtime on a cold night at Arrowhead.  The Chiefs defense made a stop when Dee Ford was in the neutral zone and an interception that would have put the Chiefs in the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years was called back because of that penalty.  There are so many other take aways, but that moment was the one where the Super Bowl was in the Chiefs hands.  There is a lot more I might want to discuss here, such as the flawed overtime system in the NFL where Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs did not even get the ball due to losing a coin toss, but I will move on, and it may hurt for a while longer.  It’s time to recover and realize that it is a game. We have our lives. We have some exciting weather to share.  It is just sports and weather, two passions I have.  So, let’s get back to weather, and enjoy each day.

The developing weather pattern:

A strong storm is going to develop tonight and Tuesday.  At the surface, this storm produces a low pressure center that will be near KC by 3 PM Tuesday afternoon.  Here is a look at that storm system.  Let me know if you have any questions about a surface maps such as this one.  The black lines are isobars, and I drew in the fronts:

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This surface cyclone will pull the cold front through KC by late afternoon. There is a chance of a few snowflakes in KC as the cold air rushes in:

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And some models have a lot of snow in northern Nebraska and Iowa:

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After this system moves by, we will be anticipating a stronger cold front due in Thursday night.  Take a look at this:

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This now appears it will be the strongest cold blast of the season so far.  Temperatures will likely drop to near zero on Thursday night/Friday morning.  Some models have a little band of snow near the leading edge of this blast.  We will discuss this more in tomorrow’s blog.

Have a great day. Thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.

Gary

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