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A Rather Dramatic Front Is Drifting Southeast

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Good morning bloggers,

The day begins with a rather fascinating weather pattern across the United States. Kansas City will, once again, likely going to miss any major winter storm systems this week. Last night on 41 Action News I described three to four storm systems that are lining up to affect KC. The most exciting weather will . . . → Read More: A Rather Dramatic Front Is Drifting Southeast

A Storm Approaches: Any Ice?

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We are looking at an active weather pattern this week as we track a wet storm Monday-Tuesday, chance of light snow Thursday and a new wet system for Friday-Saturday. We are going to focus on this Monday-Tuesday wet storm as it it quite complex, for multiple reasons.

Let’s begin with a  look at how the cirrus . . . → Read More: A Storm Approaches: Any Ice?

Snow, Sleet, Rain, Sun, 50s all Today

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Good Saturday bloggers,

A mix of snow, sleet and rain moved across the region with most snow north of I-70 and rain to the south. We had a few reports of snow on grassy surfaces in north KC. There were little to no slick spots as air temperatures were near to above freezing and pavement temperatures stayed above . . . → Read More: Snow, Sleet, Rain, Sun, 50s all Today

I”m Just The Same

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Good morning bloggers,

It actually snowed at just after midnight. Did anyone else see them? We had a few snow showers start producing snow, with a little mixture of sleet  and rain, but mostly snow at 12:05 AM. So, we went from a temperature of 60 degrees at 7 AM yesterday to snowflakes by midnight.

This weather pattern . . . → Read More: I”m Just The Same

“Sweaty” Roads & The Same Pattern Continues To Cycle

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Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with an interesting phenomenon;  “sweaty” roads.  Warm and moist air is flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and it has made it into Kansas City. It has caused the roads to become saturated. In fact all surfaces such as roads, parking lots, decks, driveways, and patios have gotten soaking . . . → Read More: “Sweaty” Roads & The Same Pattern Continues To Cycle

Where Is It Dry? Look At The Next 16 Days

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Good morning bloggers,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Warmer air is moving into the plains states with the Gulf of Mexico open and moisture being pulled northward.  The ground was “sweating” this morning as just a little increase in humidity has caused the cold ground to saturate and everything has gotten wet. Unfortunately the chance of rain will remain . . . → Read More: Where Is It Dry? Look At The Next 16 Days

Extreme Drought Is Expanding

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Good morning bloggers,

We have been concerned this entire season that a drought would be expanding out towards Kansas City.  Droughts are either expanding or contracting. This one is definitely expanding out right now and we can hope that what happened last spring could happen again, and the drought would shrink as we move into April and . . . → Read More: Extreme Drought Is Expanding

0.8″ Average Per Each Time It Snows In KC

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Good morning bloggers,

Is Kansas City the most difficult location to forecast the weather in the world, or at least the United States?  I would argue yes. We do a very good job at it, but this last week has had a black eye on some of the meteorologists in this city.  Think about this statistic:  38 . . . → Read More: 0.8″ Average Per Each Time It Snows In KC

One Last Snow Band and Major Warm Up

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Good Sunday morning bloggers,

I know it is not much, but it was snowing at 1 AM. There was a light dusting in some areas, but look at the last second on the second radar image:

After a week of tracking a chance of snow, we end up with this last image.  The freezing drizzle last night has happened . . . → Read More: One Last Snow Band and Major Warm Up

The 8th Snow Event of the Winter

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Good Saturday bloggers,

We are likely going to have our 8th main snow of the season and we officially stand at 5.4″ of snow for the winter. So, right now we are averaging 0.8″ of snow per event and this next event will have a tough time raising the average.

Here is the weather time line for this . . . → Read More: The 8th Snow Event of the Winter