Good morning bloggers,
Kansas City Weather Timeline:
- Today: Cloudy with some rain and snow showers! Temperature in the 30s, staying just above freezing all day.
- Tonight: Rain changing to snow and ending. A dusting to 1/2″ is possible. Windy and cold. Low: 20s Some black ice may be a sneaky problem.
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 39°
Sometimes we may not realize that Kansas City is quite often near the center of the storm. The center of the storm does not mean that Kansas City gets the most exciting weather, and this is an understatement because we are in a four year stretch where storm systems have not quite come together during the winter in this area. We will have completed four straight years without even a 3″ snow storm in two weeks. The last 3″ snow happened during he first week of February 2014. But, the center of storm systems have passed through Kansas City, and one of them was directly overhead early this morning. Take a look at this surface map:
The occluded low pressure area was centered just north of KC this morning as you can see on this surface analysis. Take a look at this mornings radar image:
This is a very functional storm and Kansas City had thunderstorms around midnight, so today began with thunderstorms. The day will likely end with a little bit of snow as the wrap around moisture moved in with the comma head. Temperatures will likely be just above freezing later this afternoon and evening so any travel problems should be limited.
7:14 AM Radar: The comma head was showing an increase in the precipitation early this morning as you can see below.
We will be monitoring this area of rain and snow showers as it rotates around the storm this morning. There may be a dusting of snow, and possibly even up to 1/2″ or so in a few spots this evening. If this gets a bit more organized then it could produce around an inch near KC, but I am just expecting perhaps a dusting at this moment. We still will have gone from thunderstorms to snow in the same calendar day, which is pretty exciting but our streak of lower than 3″ of snow will continue.