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The next Winter Storm to impact Kansas City is rounding into shape Tuesday afternoon. The storm currently consists of two pieces of energy. Both are easy to see on the radar/satellite map. We’ve got arrows pointing to both parts of the upcoming weather maker. Read more

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Welcome to a wintry week! Yep, the week ahead looks cold and yucky with several chances for snow, a snow/rain mix and maybe even some freezing drizzle or sleet. Good thing the Chiefs won, or we’d all be in a sour mood after reading this weather blog. Read more

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Bitter cold Thursday morning with temperatures in the teens and wind chills near zero. We will see partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 20s. Our Storm Track 5 meteorologists are tracking our next storm system for Friday that is expected to bring a winter mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet during the day. Read more

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After the first winter storm of the year hit Kansas City last week, the metro is getting ready for three more storm systems to come through before the weekend. Read more

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  • Both ice and snow will likely impact roads and could lead to power outages as well Friday night into Saturday.
  • We can deal with the snow, but the potential of ice first and then heavy snow on top could create a mess on roads along with higher concerns now for older large trees and power lines into Saturday.
  • This storm system is not locked down. Timing and totals can still adjust the next 48 hours.
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The new year may be off to a balmy start, but in the latest StormTrack5 weather blog, meteorologist Brett Anthony shows how the year’s first winter storm could hit the Kansas City metro by the weekend. Read more

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Christmas is one week away and if you’re hoping for a white Christmas, you’ll have to wait another year! The weather pattern is shifting again and it’s lining up to bring us warmer than average temperatures. It could also rain, and not snow. Read more

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The first wave will arrive Sunday and will bring a few inches of snow to the KC metro. The second wave rolls through early Monday and may bring an additional inch or two of snow by the time the storm exits Monday afternoon. Read more

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Daylight continues to shorten and the average highs and lows continue to fall. But Mother Nature missed the memo for the first week of December. Instead of cold, gray December days, we’re staring at a stretch of sunny, mild days this week. Why so mild this week, why so un-December? Simple answer, the jet stream. Read more

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We are still tracking three storms that will impact a large part of the United States between Tuesday and Saturday. The first storm is strengthening Monday afternoon over the Rocky Mountains. This means a major winter storm is still expected to impact the upper Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more

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The weather pendulum is about to swing again in November. This week will be the third time this month where the high temperature is in the 60s one day and in the 30s the next. Just look at the surface map from Monday afternoon and you can see the warm air over the high plains poised to move into the Missouri River Valley, the southern plains and the lower Mississippi River Valley. Read more

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We knew it was coming! This is the time of the year when we start talking about the first frost or freeze of the season. So, it’s not shocking that computer guidance is pointing toward a first or freeze this weekend. Read more

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We wrapped up September with yet another warm day. That means September 2019 was a very warm month. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill says this was the sixth warmest September since record keeping started. Here’s a synopsis of the September stats. Read more

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Monday marked the beginning of Fall when the sun's rays were shining directly over the equator, also known as the autumnal equinox. The Autumnal Equinox occurred at 2:50 a.m. local time, but technically speaking, we haven't seen equal hours of daylight and darkness in Kansas City just yet. Read more

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We’re past the Autumnal equinox and nights are now lasting longer than daytime. Less daylight means less solar energy to heat the earth. In addition, the sun is also at a lower angle in the sky. So it takes more of the sun’s energy to heat the same area as it did in the Summer. Read more

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Remember, the “Facts of Life” TV show theme song? “You take the good, you take the bad and there you have, the facts of life”? We’re going to be living those lyrics this weekend. The cooler air you have all been rooting for is coming, that’s the good. But it comes with an almost certain chance of rain at times this weekend, that’s the bad. Read more

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High temperatures are expected to be close to 90 degrees much of this week. The week got off to a hot start when a warm front jumped through the area Monday afternoon. Add in the heat index and it will feel like it’s in the mid to upper 90's right through Wednesday. Read more

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Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer, is here! One last chance to soak in summer festivals, hit the lake or just relax. So we need, no we want, good weather for all the events and happenings. Well, sorry to say, for at least half of the weekend, great weather isn’t happening. Read more

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The summer weather pattern is undergoing some type of transition. I’m not 100% sure what that transition is yet. Is it a more permanent change toward a fall weather pattern? Or, is it simply summer colliding with brief, weak shots of cool air from Canada? Read more

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There are several rain chances headed our way. Let me emphasize chances, just like the last two weeks, rain chances don’t always translate into rain in your backyard. Sure, it rains in parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, but it seems as if some of us keep missing out on generous rain. Read more

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The heat breaks Sunday! It will be the final day of a hot stretch of weather in Kansas City, but we could pay for the cooler weather by putting up with a period of severe thunderstorms Sunday evening.  Read more

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