Monday, November 9, 2015

Wild week of weather coming up!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I spent a great deal of time outside enjoying the weather in northeast Kansas. 

Snow falling Sunday in the Sierra Mountains
This is going to be a wild week of weather with the potential of severe storms and near blizzard conditions for parts of the Plains. Get ready! We are watching a large storm system in the western US and it will be delivering rain and snow to the drought areas of California. As the system rolls east, severe storms will likely develop from eastern Kansas into Missouri, Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, Illinois, and the Tennessee River Valley. This will include hail, wind, and some tornadoes.

The backside of the low will also be an area of concern with snow and tremendous wind. Although a very small area of Kansas will see snow, there is a chance I-70 may get shutdown for awhile because of the low visibility Wednesday morning and into the afternoon. This particular storm is moving fast, so the weather will improve by Wednesday night. 

If you've been following the blog closely the last few weeks, I mentioned that I thought our cold spells this month would be rather brief. That still looks to be holding true. Once this storm gets out of the Plains, we will see temperatures warming back into the 60s by next weekend as the pattern calms down for a few days. 

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