Monday, December 14, 2015

Look to the sky tonight... and the next storm coming

Look to the sky tonight for the Geminids meteor shower! This one isn't quite so rough on our sleep schedule because best viewing is likely before midnight. Look to the east.

Flooding rainfall created quite a few issues over the weekend. Some of the heaviest rainfall was across Harvey, McPherson, Saline, and Ottawa counties. Record rains were reported in Wichita, Dodge City, and Salina. 

Photo courtesy M Unruh - flooding in Hesston along Emma Creek
After some bizarre December warmth last week, the weather has quickly shifted this week to a stormy, cooler pattern over much of the central US. 

The second storm of the week is already rolling into the Plains for Tuesday. This next one will be a fairly significant snow maker from Colorado into Nebraska. Winter storm watches stretch from Colorado to Minnesota. Northwest Kansas will see a little snow come Tuesday, but it shouldn't be much more than an inch, maybe two by the end of the day. 

Much colder air will slide south by Thursday. It won't be around very long, but highs in the 20s and 30s are certainly possible for about 24-36 hours. 

It still looks stormy heading into Christmas week. We will take a closer look at it coming up Tuesday morning. Hope you'll check back.

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