Wet Winter Storm Is Not Close To Being Done

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Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,

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We hope you had a safe and tasty Thanksgiving Day. I, personally, had a rather wet and cold, but fulfilling weather experience while our KSHB team helped showcase the Plaza Lighting last night. About an inch of rain fell while we were out there with temperatures falling into the 30s.  Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl and from Kansas City, was the celebrity that helped us light up the Plaza.  We picked a great kid to help out and the evening was a success, even though we got soaking wet in the cold!

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This storm system, and the weather pattern it is caught in, ended up becoming a bit more wintry as it created a cold air mass that continues to shift south.  Take a look at the surface map valid at noon today. A strong 1043 mb (30.80″) surface high developed over the past few days and it is moving across South Dakota this morning. A rather large and cold United States born air mass developed and now it is sagging south as you can see below:

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The strong cold front is now slowly moving and sagging south, or possibly stalling over Arkansas and southeastern Missouri, while the southern extension is still moving steadily into northern Mexico.

For the Kansas City area, the main upper level storm kicks out into the plains late Sunday and Monday, which will make this storm system a five day storm. It appears that a southern extension of the storm will be a nice precipitation producing system, but it appears it will track just north of KC which means snow to the west and north of the KC area Again, we are on the edge it seems like all of the time. It is something to watch.

We had 1.5 to 3 inches of rain in the KC area. How much did you get? Have a great day. We will update you over the weekend, and next week we will be coming out with our updated and full winter forecast.

Gary

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Dale
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Dale

How much rain do you expect Sun night-Mon? I have some outdoor work to do and wanted to know whether oe not to postpone it.

Alice
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Alice

Wow. Freezing rain advisory until 6 a.m Saturday. I am thankful it did not happen yesterday !
But, was this called for today until Saturday morning ? I thought the moisture was going to be out of here before the cold came in. I know it was a question for last night….but all day rain today/tonight…..?

And why is the barometer reading high pressure with this system….thought it would be low pressure.

terry mercer
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terry mercer

Gary do we know what the cycling of this year’s LRC is yet or we still counting the days on the cycle still?

Bill in Lawrence
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Bill in Lawrence

Already a better sledding year than all of last year!! 🙂 Just had races down the pond dam…it was awesome!!!! 🙂

Have a great afternoon everybody!!

Bill in Lawrence

Michael
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Michael

Would this storm return in the cycle as a snowstorm for KC?

MikeL
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MikeL

Light snow falling at my house in SW Topeka at 11AM with 28.6 degrees. The roofs, decks and around the edges of the grass are turning white.

Rockdoc
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Rockdoc

Had several inches of rain here in south PV. Plastic bucket filled up ~4 inches, but it’s not a real measuring device. Ice on the tree branches just off my balcony. Not real thick and completely coated, but more like large rain drops due to gravity and freezing. Pretty looking, but thin branches starting to sag.

Ben
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Ben

Hey Gary. What’s the Chiefs game looking like Sunday?

f00dl3
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f00dl3

KC metro roads getting slick – be careful out there.

Bill in Lawrence
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Bill in Lawrence

Gary: Good chilly damp morning to you sir!!! Wanted to give a quick report this morning….we are currently at around 29 degrees with a light rain falling. The trees, cars, and grass are fully iced up his morning. The roads are fine but the bridge by our house is a solid sheet of ice…fun riding my bike over it this morning!!!!! 🙂 Looks like we will have some pretty decent pockets of pecip. rotating up throughout the day nothing like yesterday obviously but there looks to be some decent echoes out there. It is interesting how this cold air has… Read more »