Friday, November 25, 2016

Wind and bigger temperature changes coming

Anybody still full from their Thanksgiving feast yesterday? Seems like everywhere you look these days, there's more food.

Heading into our last weekend of November and there's more wind coming our way. Oh boy! We have a very active weather pattern setting up for at least the next week (and likely beyond), but when are we going to get moisture. Kansas hasn't been in the right spot for about the last 2 months, and we keep getting missed by these passing storms.

Sunday storm -
A powerful low pressure system will slide through the Plains on Sunday. It will be VERY windy, but the rain chances are SLIM. Even though moisture starts to roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, other factors are not coming together. The cold front is not arriving when it needs to, and therefore, the best chances for rain will go well to our east. I don't like delivering the bad news, but it is what it is.

Pattern change next week -
A HUGE buckle in the jet stream is coming next week. It will setup right over the central and northern Plains, resulting in much colder air spilling south. This is the kind of weather pattern I think we will see quite often in the coming winter months. It's not exactly a wet or snowy pattern, but it's one that can deliver some very cold blasts.

Early look at December - 
All signs point toward some much colder weather coming in December. We take several different computer models and blend them together to get an idea of what the longer range setup could be. They continue to show colder air covering much of the central and northern US. I'm still not 100% confident on when our first snow will get here. So many storms recently have been going around us, but I'll let you know when I start to see something coming together.

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