Good Morning Bloggers,
Animals may be seeking the warmth of your car, so be careful when you start and warm them up. This is a picture from around 4 years ago. Sunny The Weather Dog didn’t seek the warmth of the car, but she only spent a few minutes outside this morning. Temperatures have dropped into the single digits in Kansas City, but the coldest air is still 24 to 48 hours away.
Sunny learned how to pose two years ago when she was just a puppy. When you look at her posing this morning in the very cold 7 degree temperatures, you can notice, or really not notice one thing. There were only a few “fract0 stratus” clouds out there in this very dry atmosphere. As high pressure builds overhead conditions will get even colder and drier. The dry weather is more wide spread than just around eastern Kansas into western Missouri.
Drought conditions are creeping over many areas of the United States as 2017 comes to a close. The big question will be whether or not it will begin raining and snowing enough to prevent the development of a serious to major drought? Last year we thought a drought may develop and as we moved into the early spring months the storm systems finally began producing heavier rains in a few spots and the major drought did not materialize. I was concerned last year, and those concerns proved wrong. I have higher concerns for 2018 for the development of a major drought and I believe one is developing already.
We will look at more of the specifics in the coming days and weeks. For now, bundle up. The year is ending with a major Arctic Blast!
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