Monday, February 1, 2016

Winter storm arrives - blizzard conditions likely north

Near Vail, CO
East of Vail on I-70

The next winter storm is here and the track is pretty well set now! It still looks like the heaviest is going to be across northern Kansas. As with any snow forecast, there are some who are happy and others disappointed. 

This is a storm that had originally looked to track north, and then for a few days, the models shifted south. Now, we are pretty certain this area of low pressure will track from northern Texas, into south central Kansas, and then up toward Kansas City. This gives south central and eastern Kansas a chance to hear thunder Monday night. There won't be any severe storms, but it will seem out of  place given that it's only February 1st. The most difficult driving conditions will be Monday night and early Tuesday, especially down I-70 from around Russell all the way into eastern Colorado.

Our weather pattern through the rest of the week will favor near to slightly colder than normal temperatures. Upper level winds coming in from the north/northwest will keep the colder air coming and it's unlikely we will see very many 50 degree days (if any)

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