Good morning bloggers,
What a week! What a storm! What a weather pattern? Well, this weather pattern certainly is entertaining us a bit. Who was reaching extreme weather frustration as the models came in Friday Night In The Big Town? My goodness was that difficult. I never budged from our 3″ to 6″ prediction, and whether it was 2″ to 5″, or 1″ to 4″, I believe our forecast ended up verifying. It was not easy to do the weather Friday night. Why didn’t I budge, even in the face of some of the models coming in so low? Because I continued to forecast and believe that we would end up in that band of snow that would slowly move through on the back edge of the storm. And, it is exactly what happened. I awakened at 4 AM to get ready for work yesterday, and I scanned all of the radars, and I saw evidence of the developing comma, and let me tell you it was limited evidence. And, then from 4 AM to 8 AM it was so much fun watching it line up and intensify much farther west and stronger than the models had shown, but what I was expecting.
So, what just happened? An impacting storm just tracked across the United States. The impacts included severe weather outbreak over two days with 700 wind damage reports, but only 13 tornado reports.
Kansas City had an amazing three days!
- On Thursday January 8th: A record high of 66°
- On Friday, January 9th: More than an average month of January rainfall total with 1.36″ (Average is 1.07″ for an entire month)
- On Saturday, January 10th: Kansas City had a record snowfall for the date of 3.6″ with 0.30″ liquid
Now, how does this fit the LRC? What happened in the last cycle? In November Kansas City had snow on Veteran’s Day and records were broken as temperatures crashed from near record highs to many record lows. Hmmmmmmm, It’s the Same, But Different! Take a look a this that was tweeted comparing 11-11-2019 to 11-11-1911:
So, what is next? Something amazing happened last night. The Tennessee Titans beat the Baltimore Ravens. So, if the Chiefs beat the Texans today, next Sunday the game would be played at Arrowhead to go to the Super Bowl! Go Chiefs.
There is an upper level storm moving our way. It will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a few snow, graupel, or rain showers. Temperatures should rise into the lower 30s and the wind shouldn’t be too much of a factor. Go Patrick Mahomes, Let’s do this!
There are other ups and downs on the way, and this storm we have to monitor for later in the week as it may be another wet storm, and yes, it fits the LRC perfectly.
This end of the week storm may produce another 1-2 inches of rain in the area. And, it may start as freezing rain, and end as snow, with the rain in the middle.
- At Arrowhead Stadium it will be cloud with a chance of snow or graupel showers. A strong disturbance will pass overhead and the best chance of showers is during the second half. High: 33°
I am jumping on an airplane early this morning, and I better get to Boston before the game starts. No delays please. I will check in later, and update the blog in a couple of days. Thank you for sharing in this weather experience. It was lightly snowing this morning on my way to the airport.