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Back to the grind...
Gary is enjoying some much needed and deserved time off the rest of this week. I will be filling in for Gary on the 5, 6, & 10pm newscasts the remainder of this week. Jeff and I will try to keep everyone updated on the latest weather trends in Gary's absence. I'll also pass along a few of my favorite weather sites that Gary may or may not have mentioned before.
The first question that some may ask is where did the weekend snow chance go? The answer is that the chance is so small and it would likely only be flurries that we have removed the chance for Friday Night into Saturday. The upper low remains in the southern Plains and if we do see some flurries it would be from a moisture starved cold front. The cold air will move into the area this weekend and it will be a biting cold air mass(considering it will be in the low 50s on Friday). Highs on Sunday will likely be in the 20s. The cold air still looks like it will linger for much of next week. We'll continue to keep you updated and post more information after the 6pm newscast.
Posted by jnelson at January 24, 2007 3:58 PM
JEREMEY WHEN IS OUR NEXT GOOD CHANCEOF WINTER WEATHER THANKS
Cold winter weather will arrive this weekend and likely stay around for at least 10 days. A winter storm...maybe Feb. 3-8. That is the next time frame we are keeping a close eye on. Each cold front that pushes through in the next 10 days will possibly be accompanied by a few flurries.
Posted by: john marr at January 24, 2007 4:28 PM
Hey Gary, I was just wondering when it is going to snow in Sibley again. O I also need a job is thats not too big of a favor.
Gary is on vacation and won't be blogging again until Monday. But I'm here to answer your weather questions. Outside of a few flurries or very light snow showers in the next 10 days. A bigger winter storm likely will hold off until Feb. 3-8.
Posted by: Kinley Winfrey at January 24, 2007 5:09 PM
I have been to the zoo, and I can't say I particularly enjoy the smell near the polar bear cage. I am not looking forward to that smell outside my front door next week. When do you see a moderation in temperatures? I don't know too much about weather, but I enjoy reading your blogs everyday. It is a very good learning tool and I think it is a great supplement to your presentation on tv. I look forward to learning more on the trends over the next week or two.
Interesting analysis... The cold air does look impressive and we should see mainly highs in the 20s once we get past this Friday/Saturday. There are signs of the coldest air in possibly 3 years visiting us for the start of February...but that could obviously change. One thing that is very likely is temps will be at or below average for the next 10 days after this Friday.
Posted by: TW at January 24, 2007 5:15 PM
Hello, this is sort of a strange question, but on ESP radar, what is that Blue line? Is it another radar, or is it just a glitch, or is it just some type of setting. I know by now it couldve updated but the time is 5:32PM. Thanks.
Great observation. Jeff and I were just talking about this. This is called a sun spike and occurs when the sun is rising or setting. The angle changes throughout the year. On the first day of spring this line will be at 180, then slowly above 180 degrees during summer...then below from fall to spring. Check out this site for more info.
Posted by: Alden at January 24, 2007 5:32 PM
Jeremy, you said the majic word, "spring". Only, 55 days until it starts, and only 68 days until opening day. How's a hot dog and a beer sound at the old ball yard? Greg.
That sounds great! Baseball is my favorite sport. Although my favorite is not very well liked around here...Minnesota Twins. I'm looking forward to seeing a few Twins/Royals games this season. Last year I made it to one Twins game...at Miller Park in Milwaukee. I think the Twins play at St. Louis this year too. Try not to hold the Twins against me:)
Posted by: Greg at January 24, 2007 5:50 PM
Jeremy.... welcome to kc and the Action Weather Team looking forward to your view over the next few days .. I would like to know the weather sites you are talking about.... thanks for taking the time to blog Jerry in the northland 169 and barry road
Thanks for checking in. I'll post a new blog entry in a few minutes with the websites I like! I'll have to explain how to use one of them...but when you see it I think you'll like it.
Posted by: Jerry at January 24, 2007 6:05 PM
The model runs of the GFS looked to be much colder yesterday then they are today. Now, the ridge does not looks like stays out in the Pacific and breaks down sooner. I am hoping for more snow chances soon and some arctic air.
The really cold air is still locked up in Canada and is about 7+ days away. The models will move the cold air mass around over the next several days. But the trend is still for the coldest air of the season to plunge down around the first week of Feb. Then days 10-15 look like a better chance for snow. Overall, the next 7 days are dry outside of flurries, but cold(Friday being the exception).
Posted by: Devin at January 24, 2007 6:30 PM
I'm curious have you ever gone storm chasing or seen a tornado? What's some of your most memorable severe weather experiences? You will be sure to see plenty of those while you are in KC!
In recent years I've been stuck inside during severe weather and haven't been able to chase. But there were some good storms that occurred while I was working in Madison, WI over the past few years. One very memorable storm was this past April. Golf ball to tennis ball sized hail fell on the SW side of Madison. This occurred during the newscast...so the sound was VERY loud. My car also ended up with $2500 in damage.
Next great experience was an F1 tornado that moved within 1 mile of the TV station I worked at in June 2004. The funnel was not filled with debris and for the most part just water vapor. So there were no really good pictures of the tornado. I peeked outside right before the tornado came by...then most of the non weather folks headed for the basement. The station took a power hit and then came back on the air. Keep of an odd but memorable experience.
Posted by: Jon at January 24, 2007 6:48 PM
Hi Jeremy, thanks for stepping in at bat for Gary. He does deserve time off for sure. So how does the cold air look for around next Wednesday to Friday? Some of the models are sliding it a little to the east. One model brings it right in. And I am a huge baseball fan as well as liking the weather. I follow every team, root locally for the Royals but admire the Twins especially since they have the new M and M Boys!! (Not Mantle and Maris)Take care, Michael/Topeka
I mentioned earlier that the coldest of the air is still a way off...so let's see if the models continue to keep the core east or move it back over us. Either way you may be talking about a difference of 5-7 degrees in daytime highs. So either low or upper teens for highs?
I'm hoping the Twins can keep the M&M boys around for a long time! In Morneau's rookie season I saw him hit a home run halfway up the center field scoreboard at Miller Park during a game. I think it is currently the 4th longest in Park history?
Posted by: mike huffman at January 24, 2007 6:54 PM
Jeremy--Is Gary using this time off to get his ski trip back on "track" again??? Sounds like a good time to get away, especially if the next big action is 10 days down the road. You mentioned a slim chance for snow flurries on Saturday. I would assume this would mean overcast skies for that day, but your 7 day forecast "weather icon" for Saturday shows partly sunny. What is your best guess for cloud cover on Saturday and what is the projected wind direction?? I ask this as I have a duck hunting trip Saturday and clouds and 10+MPH winds are a big factor in our success. BTW....considering the Royals record in recent years, I don't think many folks in KC can "talk trash" about you being a Twins fan....
I miss duck hunting! I use to do that every fall when I was in high school(along with Pheasant hunting). Anyways, I mentioned we took out the chance of flurries because the chance is so small. If they occur it looks to be very early Saturday. There may be some clouds early Saturday, but very likely not completely cloudy. Winds will be a NW direction and 10+mph.
Posted by: Bob Davis at January 24, 2007 7:01 PM
What's 1 of your favorite websites?
Check out the new blog. I list the 2 I like the most.
Posted by: Andrew at January 24, 2007 8:04 PM