Santa Will Feel Right at Home!

Good Saturday morning bloggers,

Today will see highs in the 40s with abundant sunshine.  This will be by far and away the warmest day of the next seven as we turn our attention to the Arctic.

A cold front will move through Sunday, followed by a stronger surge on Christmas Eve.  There will be a winter storm in the middle of the country on Christmas Day, but it appears it will be too far south to bring our area significant snow.  We may have some Christmas flurries to add a little atmosphere to a frigid day.  Santa will feel right at home!

MAP #1: 3 PM TODAY  It will be nice with highs in the 40s as Arctic air builds to the north.

MAP #2: 3 PM SUNDAY  It will be colder as a cold front moves through along with increasing low clouds.

A small system will be tracking by to the south.

MAP #3: 3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE  The small system to our south tracks to the east, allowing Arctic air to pour south.

MAP #4: 3 PM CHRISTMAS DAY  A winter storm will be tracking across the southenrn plains and delta region. 

It appears it will be too far south to bring our area accumulating snow, but Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK  and Little Rock, AR will be different.

Our area will be cloudy with a few flurries and frigid with highs in the teens and wind chills near zero!

MAP #5: UPPER LEVEL FLOW 430 PM CHRISTMAS DAY.  This is the storm that will likely bring a “White Christmas” to

Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri.  On this map there is another system off of the west coast on the far left.

This system may bring our region some snow next Friday.

Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!

Jeff Penner

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14 comments to Santa Will Feel Right at Home!

  • Kole Christian

    Couple of inches out of next week’s storm around Friday would be nice.

  • Freeze Miser

    I’m rooting for some snow on Christmas, even if it is just flurries. A late week storm would be great too. Now that it is starting to snow let’s just keep it coming.

  • Adam Penney

    Late week snow is possible. Doesn’t look significant though.

    • mattmaisch

      12Z GFS looks good as far as the existence of a storm for Christmas, but the track continues to be too far south, though this run did appear to inch it this way some. Models still don’t seem to have a great hold on it which is probably in our favor at this point, but it definitely needs to not dip south on us like they currently project. Haven’t given up on that one yet though.


  • mukustink

    I take it George is done at 41 getting ready for the new gig in Florida. I’m hoping it doesn’t snow Christmas day. Her new Challenger is rear whel drive and I’m sure it will not do well in snow. Glad to have the 4×4 and front wheel drive for the snow! She’s going to freak on Christmas Eve when she opens the garage door :). Merry Christams to all and to all a good night!

  • Adam Penney

    Matt had more patience than I do…lol. I’m ready to call the Christmas storm. It’s going well to the south. Models haven’t wavered much at all the last 36-48 hours.

    GFS shows a possibility of some light snow next Friday. Euro says that one misses us to the north.

  • heavysnow

    That last GFS run gave me 3 to 6 inches in St Louis area for the 25th/26th

    I hope it keeps trending our way! I need some real snow

  • heavysnow

    New NAM is trending the same way

  • McCabe58

    How does that make sense heavysnow? Not calling you a liar or anything, but I thought the Christmas storm is going south?

  • McCabe58

    Oh wow… I’m sorry lol I thought I read you say St. Joe, :P Idk what I was thinkin!

  • heavysnow

    Drinking egg nog? :-)

  • heavysnow

    NAM and GFS latest runs have tried pushing it further south than St Louis, figures…..I don’t remember the last time I have seen more than 1 inch of snow

  • jlspecker86

    Definitely not rooting for snow on Christmas, I would much rather spend time with my family than alone in a plow truck for hours on end. Anytime after the holiday would be fine, though.

  • weatherdonkey

    Um, I don’t know about KC, but in Lawrence there is almost no snow left…so I can definitely say if we get no more measurable snow will NOT be a white Christmas here. These next two storms sound like they will be total duds for our area…what a drag!