Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another storm...sprinkles?!

Take a look at the current surface map below:

Areas south and east of the low will see upper 40's and 50's overnight, while areas north of the low remain cold with 20's and 30's. It is pretty incredible to have such a stong surface low with almost no precipitation. If this setup was in the Spring, it likley would be a large scale severe weather outbreak.

There is a chance of some sprinkles overnight, but really nothing more than that.

The cold front is still north of the low, but by tomorrow morning, the front will have fused into the low, and push through the area. Highs on Wednesday will likely be in the 30's with strong northerly winds between 10 and 30 mph, possibly gusting to 35 mph.

It will be cold Wednesday night, as arctic air spill in and tempertures drop into the teens with single digits possible in extreme northwestern Missouri.

It looks like another decent warm up Friday with 50's possible, then another brief arctic blast as a strong cold front pushed through late Friday and lows Friday night dip into the teens. Highs Saturday will likely be in the upper 20's and low to mid 30's around the area. The arctic high will move overhead Saturday night and temperatures will likely drop into the single digits and lower teens before another warm up Sunday and into early next week. I think highs may make it into the 40's on Sunday.

So the ups and downs which have charactorized ths weather pattern continue. But, where is the precipitation??? I am seeing the possibility of a more widespread precipitation event sometime late next week. It is just a fantasy storm right now, but I think it will be fun to track.

Alex Pickman


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