Good morning bloggers,
This will be a quick blog this morning. Tomorrow, we will go a bit more in-depth! The weather pattern continues to cycle right on schedule according to the LRC, and we have a split flow, and a dipping AO index. The AO is the Arctic Oscillation, and when it is positive there is less of a chance of cold air intrusions, and when it is negative it is more linked to Arctic blasts. This has NOT been the case this winter, and is another example that the LRC is the dominant and largest piece of the cycling weather pattern puzzle. Take a look at this index the AO Index this morning:
The AO is now on its way down into negative territory for the first time since early February. We will be doing a lot more analysis and have some take aways on what this may mean, or indicate, in tomorrow’s blog. The upper level river of air, the weather pattern aloft is continuing to split:
Look at that system off the east coast, and the weaker system approaching our area from the west:
Wow! That is a strong surface cyclone predicted to blow up off the east coast over the Gulf Stream. For KC, we have some great weather for baseball tonight. Have a great day and look for the more in-depth blog tomorrow.