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The 6-Day Thanksgiving Day Surface Forecast

Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

  • Today: Cloudy and mild. High:65°
  • Saturday: Colder and windy with morning showers ending, then becoming sunny. High: 50° (55 at midnight tonight)

Remember, its a classic panic period. How many times have I said that now. Nothing is showing up on any model. There is blocking going on. The LRC is still coming into focus. And, we just have to continue our patience.  This pattern right now seems so dysfunctional.  But, we do have one system approaching:

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This map above shows the surface forecast valid this evening. This storm moving across the northern Rocky Mountains is a fast moving wave that will rip across the plains on Saturday and intensify as it moves into then northeast. A cold front will move through, and I thought there may be a few snowflakes in KC, but the trend is for it to be way too warm.  It warmed up from 43 degrees at 8 PM last night to 56 degrees by 6 AM this morning. Wow, a 13 degree warm up overnight.

Thanksgiving Day Forecast:

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We are now just six days away from Thanksgiving Day. Look at the GFS forecast from last nights 06z model run (midnight central time).  Wow. I could not even draw a front in. It is a very dry pattern nationwide on Thanksgiving with the exception of the Pacific northwest that is about to have a very stormy winter.  For KC, this means the weather will be fantastic for the traditional Plaza Lighting Ceremony. The Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson will help me and a kid flip the switch Thursday night.

Have a great day. Thank you for participating in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Go over toe Weather2020 and join in the conversation. Our winter forecast comes out one week from Monday.

Gary

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