12-11-17 Long-Range: Brief Warmth Followed By An Active/Colder Pattern By Christmas. M.

12-11-17 Long-Range: Brief Warmth Followed By An Active/Colder Pattern By Christmas. M.

Today's video (9 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2JC0M70ABs PDF (full resolution - click below): 12-11-17LongRangeSlides
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12-8-17 Central Plains Forecast: Overall quiet pattern expected through next week. N.

Today's Central Plains Forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmJXk338fTw&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 We'll watch for northeast portions of Iowa to see light snow showers this evening into tonight, mainly from Decorah to Waukon down to Dubuque and Davenport.  Only a dusting expected.  The rest of the region will remain dry. We will see reinforcing cold across Iowa and Missouri on Saturday, then much milder air on Sunday across the region. Looking at gusty winds for western locations today, then turning gusty for Missouri and Iowa on Saturday.  Areas in green could see gusts 30mph+.  
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12-07-17 Long Range Update: Brief Warm Spell Likely Followed By More Of A Nina Flavor For The New Year. M.

12-07-17 Long Range Update: Brief Warm Spell Likely Followed By More Of A Nina Flavor For The New Year. M.

Today's Video (9:41): http://youtu.be/pfhUYFXnngk?hd=1 CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION: 12-07-17-Long Range
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12-7-17 Central Plains Regional Forecast: A few flurries late tonight….main theme is colder east and warmer west through next week. Details here. N.

Today's Central Plains States Forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOLlBfSZ_sE&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Areas of energy aloft will try to squeeze out areas of flurries/light snow showers tonight into Friday...not expecting much of any accumulation.   As far as winds...watching western sections of the region for gusty winds Friday, and expecting gusty winds late Friday night through Saturday across Iowa and Missouri.  Forecast wind gusts are shown below....the "green" areas represent where gusts 30mph+ are possible: Weeks 1 and 2 outlooks:
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12-6-17 Nebraska/Kansas/Missouri Forecast: Trending colder through Thursday, gradual warming trend this weekend. N.

Today's Nebraska/Kansas/Missouri Forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqLIOjd573o&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Scattered snow showers expected across Nebraska today, other-wise it's a mainly dry forecast with temperatures near normal today. Tomorrow will be the coldest day of the week across the region.  Skies should be mainly sunny much of the day, with a few flurries possibly working into western locations late.  Highs for Thursday shown below. Temperatures moderate west to east as we go through the weekend.  It looks like a quiet weekend ahead. Additional shots of colder air will try to work in at times next week.  The overall theme continues to be colder for locations east,…
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12-5-17 Central Plains Regional Forecast: More wintry feel into late week! N.

Today's Central Plains Forecast Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc5UJYpw_qQ&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Check out the temperature change over the past 24 hours, nearly 40º colder this morning across central Kansas and Iowa! We will have the risk for a few localized bursts of light snow showers across northern Nebraska and into Iowa at times tonight and through Wednesday: Check out the temperature anomalies through the next week...the coldest day comes on Thursday, then we see a moderation in temps from west to east as we go through the weekend.  Colder than normal air builds back into the eastern half of the region by the middle of…
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12-04-17 Long Range Update: Long range forecast todays talks about MJO & wave 5 research and what we see into early 2018! M.

12-04-17 Long Range Update: Long range forecast todays talks about MJO & wave 5 research and what we see into early 2018! M.

Today's Video (8:56): http://youtu.be/XvIp5le8yz0?hd=1 CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION: 120417-Long Range
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12-4-17 Kansas Forecast: Turning colder this week, mainly dry pattern continues. N.

Today's Kansas Video Forecast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVBNAu2xST4&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Here are the latest alerts across the state: Red Flag Warning for central portions of the state with extreme grassland fire danger.  Wind advisory for portions of the state where gusts up to 45 mph will be possible this afternoon into the evening.  We will all see very gusty northwest winds later today. Forecast radar into tonight...a few showers in eastern parts of the state, otherwise clearing skies through the day.   Here are the forecast temperatures over the next 18 hours....remaining warm for areas east, but note the cooler temperatures filtering in from northwest…
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12-1-17 Central Plains Regional Forecast: Mild and dry through much of the weekend – Big changes early next week…snow north.  N.

12-1-17 Central Plains Regional Forecast: Mild and dry through much of the weekend – Big changes early next week…snow north. N.

Today's Central Plains Regional Forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqsStuwQ2cw&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Nice weather continues into most of the weekend with above average temperatures.  A storm system will strengthen as it moves across the region Sunday night through Monday night, and will deliver SHARPLY colder temperatures in its wake.  We expect a band of some snow across central/northern Nebraska into northwest Iowa on Monday.  Some accumulating snow looking likely across northern Nebraska and Northwest Iowa.  Further south and east, showers and isolated storms across central and eastern Missouri as the front passes Monday.   Current snowfall guidance shows a few inches of snow possible in northern…
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