Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Changes coming to Kansas - close call on snow

This will probably come as no surprise after all of the warm weather we've had this month, but look at some of these stats:

16 days this month with highs above normal
5 days (counting today) with record highs reported in Kansas
Wichita - tied for 4th warmest
Dodge City - 4th warmest
Goodland - 3rd warmest

Wichita - 6 days in a row with highs above 60° (record in Feb. is 9)

California has been blasted with so many wet and powerful storms. Take a look at the radar estimates and you can see that parts of San Francisco and northern California have had over 5/6 inches of rain. This is important because that western storm is headed for Kansas by Thursday. Once it gets here, our weather will be changing and colder weather is headed back.

We will be on record watch the next few days. At least for today, here are the numbers to watch. Most records will be in western Kansas.

Warm temperatures continue Wednesday, even with a front starting to slide down into northern Kansas.

The storm coming into Kansas on Thursday will increase the wind and the clouds. There's a good chance we will have some rain showers over northern Kansas Thursday night. It could be mixed with some brief periods of snow too, but the majority of the snow will likely miss us to the north in Nebraska.

The next 10-15 days look pretty active in the Plains. Along with the stormier pattern will come more big swings in temperatures. March could be coming in like a small lion.

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