Good morning bloggers,
While we sit here in KC and are getting just enough winter weather to satisfy some of us weather enthusiasts, we must think about what is going on not that far away. There are parts of the plains states that are reaching historic levels of dryness for a winter season:
It has not rained or snowed measurably since October 13th, right at the beginning of this years pattern, in Amarillo, TX. 100 days without any measurable precipitation is just incredible. This latest storm just went right by them and maybe produced a few sprinkles. By the time it got to KC we had thunderstorms and then snow showers. It certainly has been an entertaining January near KC.
The NAO and AO continue to hug the neutral line this season, since this years pattern set up in October. There have been a few threats of blocking and some negative indexes, but not really in the NAO. That North Atlantic Oscillation continues to stay just north of the neutral line. The jet stream will be reading peak strength in these next two weeks. We will discuss what this may mean in tomorrows blog.
Thank you for sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Go join in the conversation on the Weather2020 blog. In tomorrows blog we will look deeper into the cycling pattern and look ahead to what will happen the rest of this winter.