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Weather Blog - An Early Look Into The Chiefs Home Playoff Game

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 18:21:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Good evening bloggers,

Who will the Chiefs play a week from Sunday? What will the weather be like? We are narrowing in on the forecast. Let's take a look!

We have been analyzing the weather pattern closely, and we are ready for our first look into the Chiefs forecast for the playoff game on January 12th. The weather pattern is cycling according to my theory, the LRC (Lezak's Recurring Cycle). The LRC was named by our weather bloggers around 2002, when the blog got started. They originally named it the GRC, but it was renamed to the LRC a few days later. What is it? I have written a peer reviewed paper, and I call it the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis, and it is titled, Cycling Patterns Of The Northern Hemisphere. The weather pattern is cycling and by January we finally have it figured out and we can project forward with accurate weather forecasts through the next September. In October, the new pattern sets up once again.

The LRC would imply only a weak disturbance moving by around a week from Sunday for the Chiefs game. I am not ruling out snow or rain at this time, but I think the chance is low. The latest data has a cold front moving through on that day. We will try to get more specific in the next few days. For now, our forecast is for a high near 40 degrees and a bit breezy. Let's start with this forecast and adjust as we get closer.

Some of you may remember, we used the LRC to accurately predict the snowstorm that hit that first playoff game at Arrowhead. And we predicted it weeks in advance. When it was announced that the game would be played that same weekend as this year, I thought "Uh Oh", and on the air we predicted that the blizzard part of last years pattern would return. What happened? A 4-12 inch snowstorm happened, including 6" of snow in the three hours before the game during tailgating. I am sure many of you remember that day.

This year, it doesn't look like that at the moment. Let's keep monitoring it. For now, the weather is fairly calm between now and then. We hope you have a great evening. The graphic attached to this blog shows our initial forecast, and the three teams the Chiefs may play. Will it be the Patriots, the Bills, or the Texans? We will know by the end of the weekend. Go Chiefs!