Good morning bloggers,
Kansas City had 41 dates where snowflakes reached the ground in this wild winter weather pattern that began in October. Here are the days that had snowflakes, and as you can see 21 of the 41 days had measurable snowfall totals:
The first snow happened on October 14th, and the final one happened on March 30th. It appears Kansas City has had its last snowflake of the season, or perhaps there will be one more chance as we know what this pattern has been able to produce. The FV3 GFS had a major snowstorm, just cold enough, and on one of the signature LRC storms of the season that must be monitored closely in around week to ten days from now. The same weather pattern will continue to cycle according to the LRC, and we are predicting a very wet weather pattern, 150% to 200% of average rainfall is likely in a few spots and this will lead to more flooding. We are currently in the part of the weather pattern that has been a bit calmer and drier, and yet we still have chances of rain every couple of days. Here is a look at one of the models for Thursday morning:
This storm approaching us tonight is a rather weak upper level system, and yet it is still strong enough to produce this surface cyclone tomorrow morning. This only looks like a light rain event, however, with around 0.05″ to 0.25″ expected. The storm systems that will be wetter are expected as we move deeper into April. Look at the latest GFS model prediction for rainfall in the next 15 days:
The pink shade is 2″, and then it goes up from there. This is a lot of water that will be falling and flowing into the waterways leading into the big rivers.
Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. These higher rain risks and severe weather risks will be increasing this month and I will go in-depth on 41 Action News tonight. We will begin showing the severe weather 7 day forecast tonight. Have a great day!