Chiefs, New Years Eve, A Storm & Arctic Blast

Good Saturday bloggers,

Let’s begin with Gary’s forecast that it may snow today.  While I was on vacation last week I noticed a few bloggers giving him a hard time of wishcasting or something.  Well, he ended up being the only one that was actually accurate. There was a trace of snow today, and while I was on the air this morning, it was snowing the entire time.  KCI Airport reported snow as well, so there apparently was only one forecast for it to snow, and it was actually the most accurate one.  A band of heavier snow was on radar stretching down to the southwest, it was just aloft. Here is the snow Gary forecasted accurately!


It is hard to believe that 2019 is two days away. There will be many weather changes between now and then. Also, there is a small football game at Arrowhead Sunday.  Let’s go through these changes and events.

SATURDAY: The clouds will hang tough as highs reach the mid to upper 20. The low clouds will exit, but there are high and mid level clouds increasing, so we will see some sun before it sets.


SUNDAY MORNING: Temperatures will drop to around 20° this evening and then either hold steady or slowly rise as winds increase from the southwest. Temperatures will be in between 21° and 27° by 7 AM Sunday.


SUNDAY AFTERNOON: It will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the 40s. A southwest wind at 15-25 mph will take the edge off of the warmer air. Remember the game starts at 3:25 PM. Clouds will move in from the south during the game as a storm races out of the southwest USA.


SUNDAY NIGHT-MONDAY MORNING: A large area of rain will be found from Kansas City and points to the southeast. There is still a question on how far northwest the edge of the precipitation will track. Temperatures will be around or just above freezing, so we do not expect ice. An Arctic blast will be surging this way.


MONDAY MIDDAY/AFTERNOON: The Arctic blast will race through and the western edge of the rain will turn to snow. It does not look like much snow, but a little rain, followed by snow and a rapid temperature drop will make it slick. This is why the location of the northwest edge of the precipitation is crucial. We will know more Sunday.


NEW YEARS EVE AT MIDNIGHT: Any precipitation will be long gone. Regardless of whether your location sees rain, snow or both, it will be very cold. Wind chill values will be -10° to 0° as temperatures fall through the teens with north winds at 15-25 mph.







Have a great weekend and happy New Year.

Jeff Penner

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