Weather Blog | Super cold Wild Card weekend; some snow too

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jan 13, 2024

Good Chiefs Saturday bloggers,

In case in December you were wondering where winter went, it found you.

This is a picture sent in by Austin Hamilton Friday in Chariton, Iowa, near Des Moines.

Des Moines has seen 25.3 inches of snow this season so far. 22.5 inches of that has fallen in the first 12 days of January. Winter has found everyone.


We are in a Wind Chill Warning through Tuesday for wind chill values between -30 and -10. We are tracking two to three snow systems. The first of which is today.

This is from the "it can always be worse" file.

The wind chill in Glasgow, Montana, and Bismarck, North Dakota were near -60° Saturday morning.


We could see the Venus rise this morning, and it is much worse there. We may have been one degree this morning, but Venus was 900 degrees warmer!


This arctic outbreak is making for what will likely be the coldest kickoff at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium ever.


The coldest kickoff ever at GEHA Field so far is 1 degree on Dec. 18, 2016, and Dec. 18, 1983.

In the NFL, the coldest kickoff ever is and will remain, as of today, the "Ice Bowl" on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. It was -13 degrees at kickoff of that game on Dec. 31, 1967.


Before kickoff, we are going to see a fresh coat of snow. It will arrive in Kansas City around 10 a.m. and exit by 2 p.m. A dusting to one inch is likely.


Details on this next snow and the other chances and the Arctic cold are in the five and a half minute video below.


Stay warm, stay healthy