- Good afternoon bloggers,
The 2 PM temperature at KCI Airport reached which is the second highest temperature ever recorded during the month of January. And, this high shattered the previous record on January 28 of 65º set in 1917. And, it was 76º downtown, which used to be the station of record. So, this is really the warmest January day already!
Warmest January temperatures in Kansas City history:
- 75º on January 24th, 1950
- 74º TODAY, January 28, 2013
- 73º on January 23rd, 1967
A strong upper level trough is deepening over the Rocky Mountain states and a disturbance is going to try to round the base and head our way tomorrow night. There are still a lot of questions as to what this will do. Right now, it looks like the best chance of thunderstorms is south and east of Kansas City. And, the best chance of snow may be north and west of Kansas City. It doesn’t seem fair does it? Well, let’s see how this sets up.
This is the Powercast that I am likely showing on the 4:30. 5, and 6 PM newscasts. I will put it into motion for you . That is pretty significant snow forecasted by our in house model, but it wouldn’t last long. I have low confidence right now. The latest GFS just doesn’t quite have enough strength in that wave to get me excited about this snow potential. I hope it comes together better than what this model is saying, so let’s hang on for the new data in the next few model runs.
Have a great evening. Let us know what you think.