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The Same Pattern Moves Closer To Spring

Good morning bloggers,

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We likely will not be adding to this total any time soon. As the days go by, the potential for snow accumulation will be going down. Now, we must also remember that Kansas City’s largest snowfall in recorded history is 25 inches on March 23, 1912 when 20.5″ of snow fell, with nearly 25″ for the entire storm.  Once we get past that last week of March, the potential goes way down.  7″ of snow did fall on April 8, 1983.  So, we will continue to monitor this weather pattern closely as it is cycling according to the LRC. Take a look at this storm, and how it looked in cycle 2:

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This part of the pattern in December also produced a powerful surface cyclone, just like the one that developed yesterday, and it produced a blizzard near the Nebraska/South Dakota border.  Yes, the same pattern, but just a bit different.  Look at that comparison from the early December cycle and this current one.  Pretty amazing!

After this system spun by in the second LRC cycle, a disturbance rotated around it and it produced an under forecast 1/2″ of snow as it developed right overhead. A very similar disturbance will rotate around this storm tonight. The cold air blasting in combined with this disturbance may produce a small area of snow this evening, and with temperatures just above freezing I am only anticipating a few snowflakes falling with no accumulation expected.

And, then what? A GREAT WEEKEND.  I am Grand Marshal with Sunny The Weather Dog of the Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 2 PM Saturday. The weather could not be nicer, especially considering we have not had a day 65° or higher since October 30th.  This is the longest Kansas City has ever gone under 65° and we are smashing that record.  It will be near 58 degrees on Saturday with light winds as a weak front approaches.

A WIND ADVISORYis in effect today as the winds have been gusting to 50 mph overnight into early this morning. The pressure gradient will relax later tonight and Friday and the winds will begin to calm down. Let’s look for snowflakes tonight!We will look ahead on 41 Action News tonight. Have a great day and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring the LRC and Weather2020.

Gary

 

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