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Williams’s Wrap: More Mild Days Ahead
December 18, 2017

Monday starts chilly with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Some patchy fog during the early morning hours will slow commuters down a bit but nothing a few extra minutes can’t help. Skies gradually clear through the morning and sunshine returns by the afternoon. As well as mild high temperatures in the middle 50s.

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This will be the start of another mild/quiet pattern through Thursday. And then winter cold settles in by Friday. Keep your fingers crossed for a somewhat white Christmas as we could see some snow showers Christmas Eve.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235
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Williams’s Wrap: Weekend Changes
December 16, 2017

Even though you’ll need an extra layer this morning, many people will quickly get rid of it while we warm nicely through the morning. A southwest breeze and a sunny sky will help drive high temperatures into the upper 50s and low 60s. And once the sun goes down temperatures will cool through the 40s but it will be as good as a December evening can get. Great news for the Chiefs game!

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Increasing clouds overnight will lead to a chance of rain while we sleep and Sunday morning. Wet weather should move out by the afternoon with cooler highs in the upper 40s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Brett’s Blog (New La Nina Information)
December 14, 2017

Tis the season, right? Fa-la-la-la-la,  La Nina!  Yep, La Nina conditions are present. So says the Climate Prediction Center.  A new report updated today says equatorial Pacific Ocean water temperatures are now cold enough to start taking La Nina seriously. Check out the cooler than average area depicted by our in-house computer system. La Nina AdvisoryThe C-P-C says it’s likely La Nina conditions will last all Winter.  Even in its infancy this La Nina has impacted the United States weather patterns since late October.  In Kansas City, we had our third coldest Halloween according to the record books.

La Nina Advisory 1      The above weather pattern represents a La Nina weather pattern.  Typically warmer and drier in the west and southwest.  Colder and snowier in the northeast.  The La Nina influence continued through the middle of November.

La Nina Advisory 2But since late November the warmer part of the pattern has expanded all the way to east coast.

La Nina Advisory 3

So far this La Nina influenced weather pattern has been painfully dry. No rain or snow in 25 days.  Unfortunately, drier than average precipitation is also a part of La Nina for the central and southern plains.

So what’s next?  If you are like me, and believe weather patterns can repeat, then based on what we’ve seen so far, here are a few things to expect the rest of the Winter.

La Nina Advisory ForecastWhen it gets cold again there will be a couple of chances for snow.  Maybe at the end of this month into the start of the new year.  Atlanta has already seen snow once this year. Chances are more Winter weather will return for cities in the southeastern U.S.  And if you like warmer than average Winter temperatures, then here’s good news.  We will likely have many days from late January until Spring with above average temperatures mixed in with quick shots of cold air.

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, Nina is here to stay.

 

Brett’s Blog (Unsticking the Stuck)
December 13, 2017

Good morning,

Our weather pattern is stuck! Stuck like a tire in mud.  The pattern keeps turning but we get the same result.  Northwest winds aloft send us cool shots of dry air.  Dry air means no rain or snow.

500mb_PatternWe haven’t had measurable precipitation in 24 days.  Thursday (tomorrow) may be the first time since mid-November.

This “stuck” pattern will persist for another week but then a major transition may unfold.

850mb_Pattern 1A major chunk of cold air building over Canada appears to be shoved south by a strong weather system that develops over Greenland.

850mb_Pattern 2If this happens, that would be a major transition.  Such a change could produce a ripple in the jet stream. In this case, the ripple would be a storm just in time for Christmas.  But we are still 10-11 days away so please see the graphic below for some important reminders.

Weather_Hazards_Christmas Weekend  At this point, there is no storm.  Just a storm, computer guidance is trying to create. Someone will post a snowfall accumulation map somewhere on the internet.  Take it with a grain of salt. It probably won’t even be close after everything is said and done.   What we do know is the final stat, KC has about a 1 in 5 chance every year of having a White Christmas.  We also know the stuck pattern is showing signs of finally un-sticking.

 

Williams’s Wrap: Cool Downs & Warm Ups
December 12, 2017

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Tuesday will be a colder day but as long as you dress warm you shouldn’t have much trouble getting through the day. Temperatures start off below freezing with sunny skies in the morning. A few more clouds move in during the afternoon with highs warming into the low 40s. Winds have settled quite a bit and will be pretty light through the day. High temperatures return to the 50s Wednesday. The next 48 hours will be pretty quiet until we get to Thursday.

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There’s a slight chance for a wintry mix with minor accumulations possible north and east of the KC Metro. Timing so far looks to be during the afternoon and evening with more rain than flakes for Kansas City.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Fire Danger Monday
December 11, 2017

***RED FLAG WARNING 10AM – 6PM***

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Sunday’s mild air continues into Monday as highs reach the middle 50s. Nice temperatures will come at the price of gusty winds though. You’ll notice a light breeze in the morning will turn into winds greater than 20 mph once a cold front moves through around midday.

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Skies will be partly cloudy, turning mostly cloudy at times. Due to strong winds and dry conditions, outdoor burning is highly discouraged. Tuesday turns noticeably cooler with highs in the 40s but we’ll warm back into the 50s Wednesday.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Weekend Warm Up
December 9, 2017

Saturday will be another day where you’ll need a coat all day. A cold front sweeps through during the morning to keep winds out of the northwest, and this will keep things chilly with highs only reaching the upper 30s. A few passing morning clouds should move out by the afternoon and give way to blue skies and plenty of sunshine.

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Temperatures cool back down into the 20s around midnight but we should see temperatures start to slowly warm up as winds switch out of the southwest. This will lead to a much warmer Sunday with highs in the middle 50s. Mild air lingers into the start of the upcoming work week.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Chilly Into The Weekend
December 8, 2017

Another frigid morning in the teens and 20s to start your Friday but highs will make it above freezing today. Clouds pushing in from the north will give us a partly to mostly cloudy sky. Winds will be light and mainly out of the southwest which will help temperatures reach the upper 30s and low 40s, but it will still be a chilly start to the weekend.

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Expect plenty of sunshine on Saturday but much of the same when it comes to temperatures as highs reach the upper 30s. The end of the weekend will be more comfortable with temperatures warming into the mid 50s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Winter Temps Thursday
December 7, 2017

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Thursday starts frigid with temperatures in the teens and 20s and wind chills in the single digits. As cold air continues to keep it’s grip on much of the country, Kansas City is right in the middle of it. Temperatures won’t improve much through the day as we stay below freezing with highs in the low 30s. A light breeze will make it feel colder. Skies will be mostly sunny.

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We’ll find ourselves in the teens and 20s again early Friday. Increasing clouds will lead to a slight chance for a few flurries. Highs won’t be as bad as what we’ll endure today, but it will still be a chilly start to the weekend with highs in the low 40s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Colder Air Coming
December 6, 2017

After another cold start we’ve got another chilly day ahead of us. Highs only reach the low to mid 40s. Wednesday also starts with some sunshine but we’ll see increasing clouds by midday. This will lead to a slim chance for a sprinkle or flake but it will be mainly dry.

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Our next cold front moves through the area during the PM and we’ll feel the effects of it by early Thursday morning. Low temperatures fall into the teens and 20s and highs later in the day only warm into the 30s. Skies will be partly sunny though.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235