Pre-March Madness

Good Sunday bloggers,

We have just completed a wild week of weather where Kansas City received the least from four storm systems. That, being said, we had all kinds of weather, except that allusive snow.

Here is a recap of the last week and then we look ahead to the next storm system. Next week does not look as crazy as last week, but we do have an interesting storm to track.



Also, what is amazing is that southern Missouri is in a state of Emergency due to flooding.  And, this is still mind bending, because on the drought monitor from on week ago those locations were in an severe to extreme to exceptional drought!


SUNDAY: It will be a nice day with highs around 50° and a light wind. There will be a few more clouds to the northwest which will keep highs in the 40s.


MONDAY: The day will start with lows in the 20s and 30s, then warm to around 60°. The wind will increase in the afternoon, becoming south at 10-25 mph. Overall, we are looking at some spectacular weather.


TUESDAY: It will be a windy day with highs reaching the low 60s. The day will start with sunshine, but a lead disturbance will race northeast ahead of the main system later Tuesday. This will rapidly increase the clouds during the afternoon, soon followed by areas of showers and a few thunderstorms.


WEDNESDAY: This is the day with the main storm system. It looks like there will be periods of rain and thunderstorms across eastern Kansas, Missouri and all points south and east. A band of heavy snow is likely on the northwest edge of the system from southeast Nebraska to Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

The only way we see accumulating snow in our area is if the storm system tracks 100 miles farther south, and/or colder air comes in stronger ahead of the system. Right now the chance of that is low and we know what happens to snow chances this season.


As is, there may be a rain-snow mix or brief period of wet snow in northwest Missouri, perhaps even down to KC , as the storm pulls away.


This is the rainfall forecast for the next 7 days, and it pretty much all comes from the one storm system during the week.

The bone dry areas of the western Plains where the Hard Red Winter Wheat crop is located will stay bone dry with trace amounts of rain. Our area has the chance to see .25″ to 1″ as we stay on the western edge of yet another system. The flood areas of southern Missouri look like they will get much less rain, but we need to watch that closely. The bulls eye of heavy rain from Arkansas into the southeast USA could easily shift north.


Have a great week and we do not expect any weather related school closings. If there is a day that would have closings, it would be Thursday and that would mean we had a snowstorm Wednesday night.  LOL!

Jeff Penner

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