Good morning bloggers,
12:30 PM Update:
Look at what is coming into Chicago during the Bears game. There likely will be a delay!
As the Chiefs get ready to play Denver this evening a severe weather outbreak is expected to be in progress over the Great Lakes states into the Ohio River Valley. This system is moving so fast, and it will be quite interesting to see how this evolves today. It will blow right through the high risk area. And, as it does the big question will be how strong and organized will today’s event evolve:
This is the risk from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). The high risk is centered over western Indiana. A cold front will be blowing through Kansas City early this morning and our strong southwest wind will become just as strong or stronger from the northwest today. As this front blows through And heads into the High Risk area conditions will become almost ideal for strong to severe thunderstorms to develop. The days are short, the sun will set early, but we could have a big problem later this afternoon.
The front is now blowing through our area. I just plotted the 7 AM Surface map that shows one of two strong low pressure areas and high levels of low level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico that is already in place to our east:
The cold front will blow through KC and our entire viewing area this morning, and then the stage is set for the potential outbreak later today. Hopefully anything significant will stay out over open country today.
The weather in Denver will be calm and almost perfect for football this evening. It is finally here. Today is the day. How will the KC Chiefs do? Remember, even if they lose their record is 9-1, but can you imagine if the pull off the upset? This is one of the things so great about sports. Let’s see what happens!