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It Was The Coldest KC November, Now What?

Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City set the record for the coldest November ever in recorded history.  35.6° is the average temperature for November. The average temperature is calculated by adding up all of the high temperatures and low temperatures and then dividing by 60:

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7.6″ of snow fell during the month with the coldest temperature of 9 degrees. Here are some more November statistics:

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This Dominant Weather Pattern For This Winter Season:

Winter Forecast Pattern December 1

The weather pattern is now set for the winter season, and there has been splitting of the upper level flow over the Pacific Ocean. El Niño is still strengthening and it is influencing this pattern.  This is the pattern we saw developing weeks ago.  There are still many variables that we are monitoring as we learn a lot more this month.  Here it the dominant pattern in this years LRC with the Anchor Troughs shown:

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There is a mean split flow that has been showing up over and over again in the past few weeks, and this is most often located over the eastern Pacific Ocean.  And there is on a main anchor trough, where storm systems will be intensifying most often as the move closer to this location. It appears to be located just east of KC. There will be an active southern branch this winter, and the way the weather pattern has set up, cold air has been available, and yet we are still waiting for our first Arctic blast.

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The storm in question for this next weekend is still rather suspect and forecast to be off the California coast on Tuesday, as you can see above.  The trend on the models overnight was for this system to track much farther south and weaken.  It’s only Monday, so let’s see how the next few model runs come in.

We had a dusting of snow again last night.  In fact, KCI may have had 0.2″ of snow, which would put us up to 8″ for the season. It snowed pretty hard around 1:30 AM.  Sunny The Weather Dog shows us:

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It will be a cold and cloudy day in KC with a few snow flurries possible.  Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.  Have a great day!

Gary

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