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Another Blocking Pattern Is Developing

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Good morning bloggers,

A cold air mass is building right now over Canada and a piece of this will blast south this weekend.  A very strong cold front will move through the plains Friday night and Saturday, heading toward the northeast by Easter Sunday morning.  There will likely be a very hard freeze up north on Easter . . . → Read More: Another Blocking Pattern Is Developing

Opening Day Of Baseball Season Forecast & A Cold Easter Outbreak

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Good morning bloggers,

Here in KC it has been a cloudy and cool beginning to spring.  As we move through April warmer days are ahead, but before any huge warm-ups happen, a cold blast is organizing.  Take a look at this surface forecast map from the European Model valid at 7 AM Central Time Saturday:

I will plot . . . → Read More: Opening Day Of Baseball Season Forecast & A Cold Easter Outbreak

Take A Look At The LRC: The North American Vortex Returns

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Good  morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with a fascinating look at the first four cycles of this years weather pattern. This video is a comparison of the part of the pattern we are moving into right now.  This is just one snapshot, one part of the entire cycle that lasts for close to seven weeks; each cycle is . . . → Read More: Take A Look At The LRC: The North American Vortex Returns

Morning Thunderstorms & A Look Into A Series Of Storm Systems

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Good morning bloggers,

This picture of the hail was taken by Jacob Bell this morning in Louisburg, KS.  Hail the size of quarters came down and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued.  Where were all of these storm systems this winter?  Oh, that’s right, these storm systems were all there, but they just would not produce much . . . → Read More: Morning Thunderstorms & A Look Into A Series Of Storm Systems

The Next Storm System

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We are having a cold March day as our wind flow is coming from the east, originating in the Great Lakes and travelling over snow cover that is sitting over Iowa and central Illinois. Temperatures are in the low 30s with wind chill values in the 20s.

There is also a small disturbance in southwest . . . → Read More: The Next Storm System

Tracking Two Storm Systems

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Good Saturday bloggers,

We have a storm system moving across the region today and we will have a second storm system to track Monday and Tuesday. The storm system today has brought our area a few showers, drizzle, low clouds and much colder air. This system has brought northeast and east Iowa 10″-20″ of snow! My goodness . . . → Read More: Tracking Two Storm Systems

The Drought Is Contracting Slowly

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Good morning bloggers,

A one foot snow storm is developing one state away to the northeast of KC. Yes, northeastern Iowa is in the path of what may end up being a one foot snowstorm. It is one state away, but seems so much farther. Kansas City will end up with its third straight winter under 10″ . . . → Read More: The Drought Is Contracting Slowly

A Warm Up Today: A Video Blog

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Good morning bloggers,

We will have a video blog today.  Here is a map of the rainfall amounts forecast over the next ten days:

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

Today:  Expect a few mid and high clouds. The sun will shine through with a nice warm up into the 60s with light winds.  High:  66°
Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a low . . . → Read More: A Warm Up Today: A Video Blog

Incredible Storm Blasts Northeast & A Storm Moves Into The West

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Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin by looking back to 8 years ago today.  A winter storm brought heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain into eastern Kansas and western Missouri 8 years ago on March 20-21, 2010.  Nearly a foot of snow fell in our viewing area with the heaviest just south of KC.  Breezy and Stormy were still in . . . → Read More: Incredible Storm Blasts Northeast & A Storm Moves Into The West

Another Major New York Storm System As Spring Begins

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Good morning bloggers,

The spring equinox, also called the Vernal Equinox, happens today at 12:15 PM eastern time, or 11:15 AM in Kansas City.  This date starts the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word equinox comes from Latin words which literally means “equal night”— aequus (equal) and nox (night).  On the equinox, the length of day and . . . → Read More: Another Major New York Storm System As Spring Begins