Good morning bloggers,
And now………………………the long wait until our next chance of snow. It will arrive and we are forecasting two or more snowstorms in February, but between now and then it looks very dry in our part of the world. The storm over the weekend ended up producing a few flakes around Kansas City with accumulations just south and east of us. Here is a picture of some snow on Saturday evening taken off the windshield of my car:
The next two pictures are of the visible satellite picture taken Sunday afternoon:
As you can see, we did not miss this by much. For those of us following the potential snow on Saturday it was a bit frustrating. We only missed the accumulations by 20 to 30 miles:
And, it was even closer than this. Justin White in Lee’s Summit sent me this picture:
The weather pattern will be capable of nothing more than wind shifts in our area for a while. A big ridge is forecast to form off the west coast of the United States, just west of San Francisco by Friday night. The 49ers will be on the road as they have beautiful weather on the west coast. A strong wave of energy is forecast to be dropping south to near the USA/Canada border as it digs towards North Dakota. This is far to our north, and it will drag a strong cold front our way. We will have downslope warming ahead of this cold front. Here is the surface pattern valid at the same time:
This is a very dry weather pattern setting up for the next ten days. I am expecting a big change by the end of the month into February. Between now and then we have a long time to wait for our next exciting precipitation chance. Have a great start to the week. We will be going over these changes in-depth on 41 Action News today and tonight. Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog.