Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,
We shattered record highs yesterday in many ways:
- Earliest 78° or higher
- The sixth 70°+ day in February is the most ever for February, and THE MOST EVER for any winter season in Kansas City’s recorded history
- 79° broke the high temperature record by six degrees
Well, it’s back to reality and a little taste of winter, a big taste if you are one state farther north. A storm is developing:
As you can see on these two surface maps, the surface low tracks to near Kansas City around 9 or 10 PM tonight. Just south of the surface low it will likely be near 60 degrees tonight with a cold blast following the system as it moves east. There would be significant severe weather if we had more moisture available with this system. This will be a part of the pattern that will likely produce severe weather in the next cycle, around April 24th, which is my birthday.
The cold blast arrives, and then look how close the snow gets to KC on Friday:
The GFS model is the only model showing snow on Sunday, so let’s see how the models come in today. The NAM model just came out and it has a mixture changing to a few rain showers on Sunday.
There is a LLTI (Lezak’s Leaving Town Index) on Sunday. I had a death in my family, my Stepfather passed away yesterday and I will be leaving for two days on Saturday. I will keep the blog updated over the weekend as this fast moving system approaches. Kansas City has yet to see a snowflake in February. This streak could end on Friday. Have a great day.