January 10th Update – A Bit Warmer to Start a New Week

Good Sunday evening, everyone. Holy cow, it was cold today! We have been colder than this over the years, but this was the coldest day of the season so far. At least we didn’t have anything show up on the radar below today. That allowed us to stay quiet and try to warm things up…

How cold was it to start Sunday morning? We were far from the record low of -10° set back in 1982, but it was the coldest morning of the season so far. Have a look below. Most of SE KS started in single digit territory while the rest of us started near 10° and the lower teens…

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After our cold start, we did manage to warm up thanks to mostly sunny skies and a relatively light breeze. Highs managed to top out in the lower to middle 20s across the area. Even though we hardly saw any cloud cover during the day, I wanted to post a picture of the visible satellite from the noon hour. Did you know that after a decent snow event, the satellite can pick up on snow cover on a mostly sunny day shortly thereafter? That’s the case with the last system that came through. The snow cover in our region stretches from Springfield all the way up through St. Louis and to Chicago!

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Regarding our setup to start the new work/school week, we have high pressure scooting off to our south. With the southwest wind around the high, that will allow us to start warming things up again…

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We just need to get through another cold night. Thankfully, it won’t be as cold as it was to start Sunday morning! Let’s say on the MO side and around Joplin, you’ll have overnight lows starting around 15°. For the KS and OK side, let’s say in the middle to upper teens…

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Despite partly sunny skies for Monday afternoon, the southwest breeze gusting to 25 mph at times will allow us to top out around 40° for highs…

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We’ll have a quick cool-down back into the 30s on Tuesday before the middle 40s return Wednesday. We’ll have highs pushing near 50° for Thursday and Friday. We’re still keeping an eye on our next system that’ll work in Friday and Saturday. So far, it wants to start as some rain chances on Friday then switch over to snow on Saturday. After the system wants to clear out Saturday night, we’ll have another possible cold snap on its heels starting next Sunday and into next week.

For the latest on the long-range forecast and thoughts on Doug’s pattern, just head over to headypattern.com

Have a good night and a great Monday!

Nick

LONG RANGE FORECAST IS BELOW BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN:

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LONG RANGE FORECAST: Based off of the HP(Heady Pattern)

SLIGHT CHANCES:  MEAN IT IS A WEAKER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US SCATTERED SHOWERS OR SNOW SHOWERS. 

IF I DON’T SAY SLIGHT:  THAT MEANS THIS IS A STRONGER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US MUCH BETTER PRECIPITATION CHANCES

Jan. 17th-23rd:

Cold most of the week with slight chances for snow on Tuesday.  Another system with rain and snow chances on Friday and Saturday once again.

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