Good morning bloggers,

The sun came out early today, it is the first sunshine in four days!

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

  • Today:  Mostly sunny & very cold. North winds at 10-20 mph with wind chills below zero. High:  14°
  • Tonight:  Clear & Frigid.  Low:  -5°

It has been a very long time since it was even freezing. It was 8 PM on January 30th, so by 8 AM this morning it will have been 252 hours, or 10 1/2 days!

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There is a 100% chance of a huge warm-up during the next ten days.  How high will it go?  The warming trend will begin Wednesday, but the first surge of warmer air will be tempered by a wave of energy coming across and digging into the plains states early Wednesday:

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This disturbance may produce a band of snow or mixed showers  during the day Wednesday with some minor accumulation possible:

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This mid-week disturbance is still suspect on whether it will produce an precipitation in our area, and we will show this on our Powercast on 41 Action News.  After Wednesday, the storm systems will shift way up to the north for a while with zonal flow aloft developing. Zonal flow means west to east flow:

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The flow aloft is then forecast to become zonal with the jet stream retreating north. There is no blocking aloft so this retreat north will have to result in a rather substantial warming trend.

We will go over the warmer details tonight beginning at 4 PM on 41 Action News, and then after the Olympics around 10:30 PM tonight.  Have a great start to the week.

Gary