Good Sunday morning bloggers,
Saturday night had some odd weather across Missouri, but nothing unusual when dealing with an Alberta Clipper. On the west side of the state, a warm from swung through during the evening with a few brief rain showers and a temperature jump to 45°, the high for the day at 10 PM. The northeast 1/2 of the state remained in the cold air as this clipper raced southeast. An area of snow tracked from northcentral Missouri to, now in Illinois and Indiana. There was a small band of 1-2″ of snow from Trenton to St. Louis.
Today, we are in between clipper systems, so it will be a nice day with light winds and highs in the low 40s. The next clipper moves through tonight and Monday. It will track further north, so the snow will be located from southern Minnesota to northern Illinois. If you are travelling to Chicago Monday, there may be some flight delays. Our area will have the warm front passage tonight, so temperatures may hold around 40°. The cold front will swing through early Monday, so temperatures tomorrow will remain around 40°. SEE MAPS #1-3.
MAP #1: HIGHS SATURDAY. 58° IN WICHITA TO 17° IN DUBUQUE! The clippers travel along the temperature gradient. If this were Spring we would have had some bigger thunderstorms.
MAP #2: SUNDAY AFTERNOON…CALM AND PLEASANT
MAP #3: MONDAY MORNING…SNOW IN CHICAGO, COLD FRONT APPROACHES KC
After the clipper tonight, the pattern will change as two systems come in off of the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic air retreats to Canada. System #1 is small and may bring some rain early Thursday. The second one arrves next weekend with a good chance for rain, possibly ending as snow depending on the track. This storm has been talked about for weeks as it is the first storm in the “Superstorm Sandy” part of the pattern. SEE MAP #4.
Have a great Superbowl Sunday!
PS: I belive the 49ers will win. They have the talent!