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Weather Blog - The Dry Weather Pattern Continues & Could There Be A Storm New Year's Week?

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Posted at 7:58 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 09:16:58-05

Good morning bloggers,

It is Christmas Eve, and we will be tracking Santa tonight on 41 Action News at 10 PM. We will get the kids ready to go to bed before Santa arrives. We will also be talking about the chance of a storm next week. There is nearly a 100% chance of a mixture of precipitation, but the trend already is for our region to get the least amount of precipitation.

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I am nearly 100% confident we will finally add to this 0.06" total for the month on Tuesday. But, how much more? Here is the old data, and the new data. The first map is what the American Model showed last night, and what the second map is the updated version. Look at the trend:

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Can you see the difference? Can you see the trend north? The models are still having close to 1" of liquid equivalent precipitation in our area, but this model went down to under 1/2" which is a disturbing trend. The European model continues to show a 25 inch snowstorm near the Kansas/Nebraska border, so it has our attention. The trend is north and weaker for our area. We still have a few days to track this storm, and the trend may head the other way. We will be discussing this on 41 Action News.

Our winter forecast special will be airing at 6:30 PM Christmas Day. We have all of our snowfall predictions for the winter near the end of the show, so set your DVR!

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It will be a cold Christmas Eve with wind chills near zero this morning. The wind will gradually calm down later today, and switch to the west and southwest Friday afternoon and Saturday providing a nice warm up to 41° on Christmas Day, and then 55° on Saturday. The weather out at Arrowhead may get a bit breezy on Sunday afternoon, but it will be dry and not too cold for this time of the year!

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a great day!

Gary