Good morning bloggers,
The temperature dropped to 1 degree below zero this morning, and a stronger Arctic Blast is likely next week. Let’s take a look at the surface forecast valid Sunday evening:
This surface forecast map above shows one of the many computer model solutions for later this weekend. This shows a storm forming off the southeastern United States coast, and a surface cyclone forming over southeastern North Dakota. A strong Arctic front will be developing later this weekend and there will be a little warm up ahead of this system. Snow will form over Minnesota and North Dakota, building southeast over Iowa and heading towards Chicago by Monday. A thin band of rain and snow showers is possible near KC, and only for a brief three hour window early Monday. Besides this chance of precipitation, it looks fairly dry for a while. Remember, KC went a long time between snowfalls in the last cycle. Let’s see how long we go in this LRC Cycle.
How far south will this Arctic air push? This morning it dropped to -1° and this was colder than most computer models had indicated. The models do not do well with the southward extent of the coldest air. This map above shows 22 below zero near the northern Missouri border, and it has our attention. This also shows -40° dipping down into the United States. Did you know that -40° is a rather extremely important number in meteorology? Why do you think it is such an important number?
- Weather Fact Of The Day: Did you know that -40°F is the same as -40°C? Yes, when the temperature drops to 40 degrees below zero, it is the same temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius!
I just thought I would share this with you. Did you know this fact?
Kansas City Weather Timeline:
- Today: Mostly Sunny and warmer. High 32° with wind chills near zero this morning and 15 this afternoon.
- Saturday: Periods of clouds. High: 37°
- Sunday: Sunny with periods of clouds. High: 41°
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Have a great day,