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Let’s Look Ahead On This Frigid March Morning

Good morning bloggers,

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Sunny The Weather Dog shows us some of the March 4th stats.  Kansas City International Airport was in a heavier snow band early Sunday morning and the official snowfall total has come in at 2.8″.  This puts KC up to just under 30″ for the season. Does anyone think this is our last snowfall?  From around this point forward, KC averages around 2.5 more inches of snow, and this years LRC supports a few more pretty good chances.  One of those chances is going to be arriving this week, in three days actually.

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This map shows one of the model solutions valid Thursday morning. This shows a mixture of precipitation near KC with snow just north of Kansas City around noon Thursday.

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Where is spring? It is right there, just southwest of KC on Thursday, and yet so far away.  While KC is near 32 degrees Thursday it will be in the 70s over parts of Oklahoma and Texas.  The next storm system will bring in a surge of warmer and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico:

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The dew point temperatures are forecast to surge to near 50 degrees by early Saturday morning as this next storm approaches. This will be the fuel for rain and thunderstorms as you can see on this forecast map:

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March came in and continues to roar like a lion.  The southeast had a tornado outbreak yesterday with deadly results. Over 20 people lost their lives and this is more than the total number of people killed by tornadoes in 2018.  When this part of the pattern cycles through in late April, we will have even worse severe weather set ups, and flooding will become in increasing threat. Speaking of flooding being a threat, take a look at this from the National Weather Service in Los Angeles for this week:

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Is this weather wearing you out yet? Are you ready for spring?  Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Let us know if you have any questions as we have a great conversation on Weather2020.com  Have a great day!

Gary

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