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Clipper Systems then Increasing Rain Chances

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.

HIGHS SATURDAY

HIGHS SATURDAY

MAP #2: SUNDAY AFTERNOON…CALM AND PLEASANT

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MAP #3: MONDAY MORNING…SNOW IN CHICAGO, COLD FRONT APPROACHES KC

MONDAY MORNING...SNOW IN CHICAGO

MONDAY MORNING…SNOW IN CHICAGO

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.

MAP #4:

BETTER RAIN CHANCES IN 5-7 DAYS!

BETTER RAIN CHANCES IN 5-7 DAYS!

Have a great Superbowl Sunday!

Jeff Penner

PS: I belive the 49ers will win.  They have the talent!

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10 comments to Clipper Systems then Increasing Rain Chances

  • Kole Christian

    Lets go 49ers! But if the game is like how our winter has been so far, I’m might not watch all of it. I’m ready for the Royals to get started.

  • AFPILOTWXJUNKIE

    Pulling for the 49ers. I have never really liked the Ravens or Lewis for that matter.

    Some rain on the 9-10 will be nice. Still looking for those 2-4 snow events. Time runs short on Feb being a short month.

  • HeatMiser

    Another boring winter. Old Man Winter, you’re pathetic. Yawn, shut down this blog until real storm is coming and there is something worth talking about.

  • f00dl3

    Curious – on your 7day it says a high of 43 today and on the side it says 54 – not sure what one of these is the the “official 3 degree warranty one.

  • weather

    The 3 degree warranty is not in play. I saw where Gary said they just sold it again so it should be coming back. It’s a sales gimmick for the station.

    I really don’t see where 2-4 snow events will be coming from in February. I think it will be a bust as it is looking more and more like February will be above average in temps. Here’s hoping that the spring forecast will be more on target. Good luck team.

  • weather

    Super Bowl Party a Gary’s house!!

  • f00dl3

    Profilers show a pretty good backing wind setting up for Feb 10th – Tornado outbreak anyone?

  • AFPILOTWXJUNKIE

    The 18z GFS had an interesting shift in the temps and precip for the 10-11th. Need a few more runs like it and for that body if moisture to come south off that north track.

  • dogsinkc

    Would that mean colder temps and snow? If not then who cares.