Good morning bloggers,
- Now through noon: Bands of light snow, blowing snow, windy, and cold. Temperatures below 32°
- Noon to 6 PM: Cloudy and windy with a chance of flurries. High around 33°
One last band of snow is rotating around the huge upper level storm that is spinning away to our east. It is snowing as I am beginning to write today’s entry. And, with temperatures below freezing, the water content in the snow is come down just a bit so we actually have some blowing snow this morning.
This last band of snow is rotating around the upper low that you can see off to our northeast on this map. You can click on the map for a larger view. The Arctic Oscillation is going deeper negative right now and there is an upper high, a blocking pattern, developing near Greenland. This is helping force the jet stream deeper to the south. And we are in the late February/early March freeze for another week. This blocking will eventually break down and we will warm up next month.
This next map shows the 500 mb flow valid Friday evening. There is a 569 upper high near Greenland and the AO is going even deeper into the negative ( go to www.Weather2020.com for more details later today as I will be writing up a more extensive discussion over there soon). The jet stream will be diving right over us Thursday and Friday in response to this blocking pattern. We may see a few snow showers Thursday or Friday as this energy drops right over us. This entire blocking pattern should break down in the next two weeks and we can begin thinking about severe weather season.
As today’s last bands of snow rotating around the larger storm come to an end, I will be taking a deep breath, heading into work today, and we can look ahead. Warmer days are ahead of us!
Here is a picture from my walk with the dogs at midnight last night, just minutes before I passed out and got seven full hours of sleep. What a snowy scene with March just two days away. All three dogs were adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The 13th annual KC Pet Telethon is on 38 the Spot at 6:30 PM Sunday evening. I am the host with Stormy. We are taking care of Stewie for another few days (the Miniature Dachshund) for another few days:
Have a great Wednesday! I will go over the changing weather pattern on 41 Action News today and tonight. And, tonight is Elizabeth Alex’s last day at KSHB-TV. Let’s watch the 6 PM newscast as we say goodbye. It will be an emotional last half of that newscast. She has worked at KSHB for over 17 years.