Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back to winter - couple of storms to watch

Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes here on the blog. We just wrapped up a wet month of January in many parts of the state. It might not seem like that because all of our moisture came in one storm (the ice storm on January 14-15). Check this out:

  • Garden City - 1.28" (3rd wettest January)
  • Medicine Lodge - 3.70" (wettest January)
  • Dodge City - 2.56" (wettest January)
  • Wichita - 2.79" (4th wettest January)

Our next chance for moisture is coming with a fast moving storm that arrives Saturday. This isn't much of a storm and the chance for freezing drizzle has diminished in recent computer model updates. Some drizzle and a few rain showers may still develop over far eastern Kansas, but the amounts will easily be under .25"

The afternoon looks MUCH warmer - in fact we could see some 60s in the far west once again. So springlike temperatures will be coming back over the weekend.

A BIG warm up is on the way to start next week. There's a good chance we could see some 60s again at the start of the week. BUT... we are also on ARCTIC Air watch again for the middle of the week. Another storm is expected to come through the Plains around Tuesday/Wednesday time frame, which will likely drag in some much colder air. I don't think this will be a big snow maker for Kansas, but it will be one to watch.

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