Good morning bloggers,
It has been over 4 years, 8 months, and 9 days since KC had its last 3″ of snow one date. February 4, 2014 was the last time we had that much snow, which means we have gone four full winters of bad weather patterns in a row. This streak will continue for another 45 days or longer, as we only average 1″ of snow between now and the end of November. Here is a picture of that last 3″ snow:
Sunny The Weather Dog wasn’t even born yet. This picture shows my wonderful dog Stormy from four years ago showing a scene we have not seen since this February 4, 2014 storm. Will this winter finally break this trend? Well, it is too early to call, and look below.
This is the NAM model, and the other models are similar. This shows the rain changing to heavy snow just northwest of KC. Remember it is only October 12th. October 22, 1996 was the October Surprise when a storm much stronger than this one produced enough cold air to combine with the precipitation shield to produce 6 to 8 inches of snow, which shows that it can happen at this time of the year. It is something to monitor and share together.
Today, rain is moving in. It will be close to having snowflakes over northern Missouri today as well. Bundle up. Go Chiefs on Sunday, and have a great day!