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Three and Out, Punt

Good Saturday bloggers,

We are monitoring three storm systems the next five days and all have potential to bring snow to our area. However, we know what has been happening this season and the previous three winters. The first two systems will be incomplete, so will the third system be a first down, touchdown or dropped pass?

Now we have seen countless blasts of cold and Arctic air and this will be a touchdown on Sunday.

So, let’s go through the Super Bowl weekend weather changes, the three systems and cold blast.

SATURDAY: It will be partly to mostly cloudy, windy and mild with highs in the 50s. A sprinkle is possible, but nothing measurable.

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SUNDAY MORNING: The first system bypassed our area and will bring snow, mix and rain east of the Mississippi river, 2nd and 10. We will see the cold air blasting in as temperatures will be in the low 20s with wind chill values around 10°.

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SUNDAY 10 AM-NOON: The second system will be producing snow across southwest Nebraska and northern Kansas. Will it make to KC? We will be windy and cold with temperatures dropping to the teens and wind chill values nearing zero.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON: It looks like the snow band will mostly fall apart before it reaches KC as it sags south and weakens, 3rd and 10. Now, we may see flurries to snow blowing around in the road, but likely nothing measurable. There is still a 20% chance we see 1/4″ to 1″. It will mainly be windy and cold with temperatures in the teens and wind chill values near zero. So, keep that mind when you head out to Super Bowl parties. Remember the Super Bowl is on 41 Action News.

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MONDAY: The cold air from Sunday will retreat as the next system approaches. We will see highs in the 30s with an increasing south wind.

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TUESDAY: OK, here we go. The latest data as the snow basically from the I-70 corridor south. The trend is scary as it has looked a little weak and farther south. You can see northern Missouri and points north miss this part of the system. So, one more notch and we could see the snow get its act together farther south and east and this would put our area in very little snow. Now, on the flip side, we have seen some solutions the last few days where the snow get’s its act together faster, putting us in one heck of a snowstorm. The trend, right now, is not good for snow lovers, but if we can get 1″ to 3″ of snow I will be happy. So, yes we could be 4th and 10. Or, will we see a 50 yard touchdown pass?

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SNOWFALL FORECAST: Here is the latest snowfall forecast for the next five days, covering the three systems. For KC it is 0″ +0″ +4.2″ of snow. This is far from set in stone, but it sure would be nice to break the 4 year streak of not seeing a 3″ snowstorm or more.

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Have a great weekend and let’s keep watching the new data.

Jeff Penner

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