How Would You Rate Winter In KC? I rated it a FAIL!

Good morning bloggers,

How would you grade winter? I give it a fail.  And, yesterday puts the icing on the cake.  Look at the little circle on the 500 mb chart that was the initial analysis on Sunday morning. That little circle near KC is an upper level low. You can’t make this up. A storm aloft was centered right over the northeastern part of KC and NOTHING. We didn’t even get a rain shower or a snowflake on Sunday near KC. It did snow over north central to northeastern Missouri, but in KC nothing. And, this is KC’s final exam. It gets a fail, and the winter gets a fail. We have completed our third straight winter at under 10″ of snow for the first time in recorded history, a record I am not proud of living through.


Ridiculous! Look at this again. I still can not believe it. We forecasted a storm to hit our region around March 11th-12th, and it has done it to us again. Wow! That circle is right over KC. And, nothing! St. Louis, also had under 6″ of snow as of yesterday morning, but they got into the comma head yesterday afternoon. So, St. Louis went from a D to a C or B.

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So, how would you rate winter in Kansas City? It gets fail from me, and so will Amarillo, Dodge City, but not Los Angeles. Los Angeles had one of its driest seasons ever. It would set the record for the driest winter season ever, but this March is coming through with, perhaps, enough rain to go just over the lowest total ever recorded. So, I will give Los Angeles a D.  I will give New York City an A+ for exciting, fulfillment, and production. This weather pattern has been fascinating, and now we are moving into spring.  What does it mean for spring? More on this coming up soon. Spring begins now with a clean slate. It better not fail.

This picture was taken near the end of the KC Pet Telethon. We raised $114,000 last night, and in my 18 years at this event we have raised over $2 million for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. This is Sunny The Weather Dog who, along with all of her friends, helped out tremendously!

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Thank you for sharing in this Action Weather Blog experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Go over to Weather2020 and click on the blog over there to provide your grade and join in the conversation. I am on my way to Cancun, MX today. The Kansas City Pet Telethon went very well last night, and thank you to everyone who donated for a great cause benefitting the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. I will check in later in the week. I need to truly get away.


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