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Drought Relief and a Taste of Winter
A cold airmass will settle into the Plains Friday & Saturday, while a large, slow-moving system evolves in the southwest USA. This is a textbook set-up for a broad & prolonged overrunning pattern. This means rich gulf moisture will be thrusted north & west over the cold airmass across Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas & Missouri Friday through Monday. Keep in mind these states are having a pretty serious drought, especially Oklahoma & Texas. Below is a map of the latest data on total rainfall accumulation. This would be a blessing for the parched winter wheat crop as some areas could receive 1" to 1.50"!
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Now, not all of this is rain. As the main storm pulls out of the southwest early next week, along & north of the track there could be a snowstorm. At this moment eastern Kansas & western Missouri are in the snow. However, this is still 4-6 days away & we all know how things can change. Upcoming forecasts for the weekend & early next week will be interesting & challenging.
Posted by at March 14, 2006 9:28 PM
I missed the Spring weather theory. I was wondering if it was going to air again for those who missed it or will you be blogging your theory? Thank you again for Sunday and being ontop of things. My 8 year old son LOVES you guys and that was the one thing that kept him calm.
I will ask our boss to see if this is possible. There may be a day in May that we can run it, but I am not sure. We are glad your son likes watching us... the more he can learn about staying safe during thunderstorms, the less afraid he will be!
Posted by: Danie at March 15, 2006 1:15 AM
I know its several days away, but is there any chance of snow that will accumulate or is this another winter "tease"?
There is potential for snow with this next storm, but we are just not sure what will happen just yet. Remember, the biggest snow that Kansas City has ever gotten was in March... 25 inches! So you never know! Stay tuned as we go through the next couple of days. We will get a better feel for it as we get closer.
Posted by: kinley at March 15, 2006 9:22 AM
Hey Gary, Brett, Jamie, and Jeff I just wanted to say that I thought your weather special last night was really cool. Also I wanted to say thank you for the constant up date on the storms Sunday. It was a crazy day for everyone, and a long day for you all. This year sure has been strange, tornadoes, then possibly some snow, what else can we expect?
Hey, thanks for the nice comments! We all had a lot of fun working on the weather special, and we each feel it is the best one we have ever done! Sunday was exhausting... quite the amazing weather day. We are ready for whatever is next!
Posted by: Adam at March 15, 2006 10:41 AM
I missed the weather special last night, any plans to re-run it in the future, or possibly view it off of the KSHB-TV website?
I will ask our boss to see if this is possible. There may be a day in May that we can run it, but I am not sure.
Posted by: Tim in Greenwood at March 15, 2006 11:50 AM