KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The weather pattern has set up according the LRC (Lezak’s Recurring Cycle). We believe the weather pattern sets up in October and November and then cycles through the rest of fall, winter, and into next spring.
This weather pattern looks like an active one and Kansas City will be in the path of a few winter storms.
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Last winter we didn’t have an ice storm and I don’t expect that to happen again this winter. Many parts of the viewing area will likely have one ice storm with a good chance of a moderate to severe ice storm this winter.
I will go into the details of Kansas City’s winter forecast below, but first here is what I am expecting across the nation:
Winter Temperature Forecast
A cold winter is most likely from the Mississippi River Valley northeast into the Great Lakes states. The deep south is the most likely spot to have a warmer than average winter. Everyone else should be close to average.
Winter Precipitation Forecast
We are forecasting an active weather pattern across North America this winter with strong and wet storm systems, most frequently over the Great Lakes states. The most likely spot for a drier winter is along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Florida.
We are forecasting Kansas City to have near average temperatures and above average precipitation.
The past two years most of the winter precipitation came in the form of fluffy dry snow.
Expect more rain, freezing rain, and sleet which will cut down on our snowfall totals. We had 44 inches of snow two winters ago, and 36 inches last winter.
Kansas City has never had three winters in a row with 30 inches of snow or more . We are expecting that two year streak to break with less than 30 inches of snow.
Kansas City Forecast:
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Winter Weather Center
Kansas City residents will need to clear the sidewalks in front of their homes by Monday morning or face a ticket and fine.
The recent snow is bringing other dangers as well. Wednesday the threat of a roof collapse forced Macy's at Metcalf South to close. The added weight on your roof is also adding up.