Another Storm, Another Miss Part 2

/Another Storm, Another Miss Part 2

Another Storm, Another Miss Part 2

Good afternoon bloggers,

We get a late blog today.  I forgot that Jeff took the morning off, and he is working tonight and tomorrow morning. We should feel for Jeff Penner a bit, because when he agreed to do this back to back shift he had forgotten about the time change. So, tonight when he goes home at 11 PM, and he comes back to work at 4 AM to get ready for the 6 AM show, well, he will not get much sleep because Daylight Savings Time happens tonight and Jeff will lose that extra hour. Do the math here: the most sleep he may get is around 2 to 3 hours. Ouch!  And, he will do the blog tomorrow.

So, here we are again. Another storm, another miss, part 2…..or really part 22. I am not sure how many this season, but this one is one of the more ridiculous ones. Let’s take a look:


The upper low is forecast to track just northeast of KC. And, we will get almost no precipitation from it:

12These two maps show the total precipitation forecast by the NAM model ending Tuesday night. As you can see, Kansas is left dry, while another storm produces just northeast of KC and intensifies near the east coast. And, there is a system coming into California with a subtropical plume of moisture spreading in from the Pacific. It isn’t quite the “Pineapple Express” but close.

We may see some light rain showers, or maybe even a few snowflakes Sunday, but this is another miss for KC. Will this dry trend change later this month? Last year it did. So, we are on the lookout for  any hints of this pattern producing better precipitation producing storms in the next few weeks. The drought is contracting right now towards Amarillo. In the next few weeks we will know if it continues to contract, or if it starts expanding.  This month is the first big test.


2018-03-12T20:34:32+00:00March 10th, 2018|General|6 Comments


  1. Stl78(winon,mn) March 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    From previous blog and richard, i think so too! Ice is thawing in some places and creates a great opportunity to eagle watch around here. I uploaded a recent pic of bald and golden eagles to my gravatar. There were about 50 or so and im sure its hard to tell in the small pic but it was very cool to see so many in one place!

    • Richard March 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Friends of mine live in Red Wing. Their son attended Winona State.
      Went there for his wedding ( Red Wing ) in Nov. ’99
      Saw the eagles along the Miss.
      Quite the sight.

      • Stl78(winon,mn) March 10, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

        Thats awesome richard. Hoping my kids go to wsu! I love red wing!

  2. Richard March 10, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Sorry to mention JL, but he will do the same thing as Jeff. He does weekends morning and night.
    They don’t have 5 mets like kshb.
    I also remember you filling in, working crazy shifts when you were at wdaf.
    So I guess Jeff is working tonight because Gerard will be filling in for you this week.
    I remember Jeremy working 7-8 nights straight several times when you were on vaca.
    That seemed to change when JD came. He must have had better contract.
    But, there are a lot of folks who have to do back to back shifts a lot, in a lot of jobs. One time is no biggie for Jeff to do it.
    I had to do it many times in my years.

    Hope you saw Rockdocs comment on previous blog. She had some solid advice for you.

  3. Rockdoc March 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Let’s hope Jeff can catch some quality shut eye. Don’t know if the station has comfy beds set up rather than have to drive home, or at least a hotel room available that is covered by the station.

    Anyways, there has been interesting convo on twitter by east coast mets about ridging in the Midwest and setup for next system along east coast. Debate is whether it will be mid-Atlantic or push up into New England. Hoping New England gets a break. My sister had 14 inches of wet/heavy snow SW of Worcester, MA. They also lost electricity. Thank god they have two wood burners.

    Glad to see some rain coming into California and snow in the mountains. They need more to keep the reservoirs filled to take them through summer/fall.

    Colorado has also been getting some snow. March is typically their snowiest month and they are behind in snowfall for almost all basins.

    Forecast for Cancun looking decent with only Monday showing 90% rain. The rest of the week is 10% rain with temps in the upper 70s during the day and upper 60s at night. Perfect!

    Have a great trip Gary. We will understand if Jeff reports in on the blog later on in the day. Get some sleep Jeff, the weather can wait 🙂

  4. Rod March 10, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Looking like I might be in the edge of some exciting winter weather on Sunday in Boone Co. Latest trends push snow justa nudge further west. Looks like my inlaws in western pike county are in for 2-4” if snow in NE MO. Weather channel showing 1-3” for Ashland but NWS indicating less than 1”. This could be one of those sneaky now cast type events. There will likely be some big wet fat flakes, should be a nice little minor snow event non the less.

    Rod, Ashland

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