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Another storm…..Another miss

Good morning bloggers,

So, here we go again.  I am on this flight back to KC. My orignical flight was at 6:20 AM, and I missed it. It is the first time in my life that I missed a flight, so I am on the next one.  I flew to North Carolina to work with a big company on utilizing the LRC in their business intelligence.  It was a great meeting, and now I am flying back to KC and I will be on the 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 PM newscasts tonight.  Then the KC Pet Telethon is on Sunday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM:  Click Here To Learn More Then, on Monday I am on a really badly needed vacation. I have been moving at 100 mph for weeks now, and we are heading to Cancun for five days.  Has anyone been there? I am just planning on kicking my feet up and relaxing.

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It may seem to some I get a lot of vacation, but I get an amount of vacation that I believe everyone should have at a minimum.  So many of us work so much, and work is only one part of life.  Weather is also a hobby for me and many of you, so I am always working in some respects.

Okay, onto our weather forecast.  This is another storm that is going to “do it to us again”.  What do I mean? Only the GFS model had all kinds of precipitation from rain to snow, maybe even a thunderstorm this weekend. Then, only the NAM model had an interesting storm for KC.  In our part of the world, we have not been able to get consistency from the models for any storm this season. No matter which storm we have experienced this winter and last fall, they have not performed/produced in our area anything major; not one time.  The biggest storm that comes to mind is the little ice storm that we had, the first one a couple of weeks ago, and maybe that somewhat unexpected heavy snow band that got our attention for about two hours that one Sunday morning. What storm would you consider our biggest this winter? Seriously, were there any? Was there one that stands out to you?  I know in Amarillo that the answer would be no, because they didn’t have one.

So, here we are, the day or so before this next storm system, and we have a good idea of what will happen…..almost nothing.  Why do we know this? Because part of weather forecasting is obvervational, look outside, intuition.  And, we all know what has happened.  I just looked: It has snowed a trace or more on 18 days this winter.  EIGHTEEN DAYS with a total of 5.8″. What? How is this statistic even possible, but we have lived through it?  The new data is rolling in while I am on this airplane writing this blog. And, at first glance, it looks dry through Saturday.  A twisting band of rain and snow forming over Nebraska and Iowa Saturday night will certainly be monitored closely by many of us, but the chance of another trace snow event is high.

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This map above shows how ridiculously close this storm is to being exciting for KC, but we should know better.  Let’s see how this trends. What does this map mean? It means the storm is digging southeast right over Missouri. It really needs to dig into Kansas like it looked like it might yesterday, but nope. It is taking a frustrting path for KC.

Have a great Friday. I will check in later. I hope you get a chance to watch the Pet Telethon and donate to a great cause on Sunday.  Thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring the LRC. Go over to Weather2020.com and join in the convesation.

Gary

 

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