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Tuesday Night Blog: Staying active the next few weeks

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Good Tuesday night!  I hope your week has been great so far.  Are you ready for the big commercial holiday, aka V-Day.  If you haven’t gotten your spouse, sig other, partner anything yet, you better get on that.  At least our weather has been warming up the past couple of days.  We have gotten rid of all of the ice from the weekend.  I am amazed that we had 1/4″ of ice from just drizzle.  When you get 24 hours of drizzle that is what happens.  This winter so far has come in with temperatures below average majority of the days.  We have had 2 ice events, and 4 snow events with a total of 10.25″.  We average about 15″ in a season, so we are still a little shy of the average.  I wouldn’t be surprised by any means if we hit our average.  Remember last year we only had 2.5″ of snow and only 2″ the year before.  To be real honest, this pattern isn’t a great one.  It is an sub-par pattern in my book.  We can’t get any big winter storms once again.  So what do that mean for the spring and summer?  We have had a lot of cold fronts, so we will have an active spring with severe weather.  However, the summer is going to be so hot and dry.  We will be wanting the temperatures we have had when August rolls around.  So lets look at what is coming down the pike.  Here is our next storm system on Thursday and Friday.

You can see the exact same pattern about 48 days ago.  Remember, we are on a 48 day cycle this year.

That is December 30th.  We aren’t seeing as much arctic air this time around with our systems.  We are slowly working toward spring, but still we have had our bouts of very cold temperatures over the past couple of weeks.  We will have scattered showers on Thursday and could see a quick snow shower on Friday morning.

Next week, we have another wave that will affect us from Tuesday through Thursday.

This matches up with the weaker version we had back in November.  This would be two cycles ago, or about 96 days ago.

Here is a look at Wednesday.

Now we need to watch that front.  That will most likely be an arctic front, so the cold air could stack very closely behind the front giving us wintry weather.  I will keep you updated.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A cool start to the week with warmer temps by mid week.  Much colder temperatures settle in late in the week.  Rain chances from Tuesday through Thursday.  However, we need to watch for some wintry weather on the backside of this system.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A mild first half of the week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.  As the colder air works in, we could end with wintry weather on Thursday.  Staying cool into the weekend with rain or snow chances on Saturday.

March 4th-10th:  A cool start to the week with rain and snow chances to start the week.  Warming up the second half of the week with rain moving in by the weekend.

March 11th-17th:  Most of the week cold with snow chances on Sunday.  Rain chances on Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Tuesday Night Blog: Active pattern and long range forecast

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

 

The active pattern continues.  Here is a break down on what to expect.

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Freezing rain, sleet and snow possible on Sunday.  Staying cool most of the week with rain chances returning on Tuesday and Saturday.

February 18th-24th:  Mainly a cool week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then again on Thursday and Saturday as we continue to see numerous waves working through.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A cold start, but mild for the middle of the week.  Temperatures slam right back down heading into the weekend.  Rain chances on Thursday, snow chances on Saturday.

March 4th-10th:  Cold through the first half of the week with mild temperatures working in the second half of the week.  Snow chances on Sunday, Rain chances back in on Saturday.

March 11th-17th:  Most of the week cold with snow chances on Sunday.  Rain chances on Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Thursday Night Blog: The month long and farther

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

 

I hope you are having a fantastic week.  Hey, we are almost to the weekend!  I wanted to make sure you let you know what I am thinking for February.  Here you go!

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A few snow showers possible on Sunday.  Another system on Tuesday that looks like mainly rain, but we could go to sleet on the backside of the system.  We warm up the rest of the week with rain and then snow chances by the weekend.

February 11th-17th:  A cold first half of the week with mild temperatures the second half.  At least slight chances for rain on Thursday and Saturday.

February 18th-24th:  Another cold first half of the week with rain and snow chances on Monday.  Mild through the middle of the week with rain and snow chances returning on Thursday.  Staying cold into the weekend with rain and snow chances on Saturday.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A cold start, but mild for the middle of the week.  Temperatures slam right back down heading into the weekend.  Rain chances on Thursday, snow chances on Saturday.

March 4th-10th:  Cold through the first half of the week with mild temperatures working in the second half of the week.  Snow chances on Sunday, Rain chances back in on Saturday.

March 11th-17th:  Most of the week cold with snow chances on Sunday.  Rain chances on Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Thursday Night/Friday AM: Arctic air and snow chances will return

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Good Thursday Night/Friday morning.  Are you ready for the weekend?  I definitely am.  The weather has been pretty good over the past couple of day, except on the windy side.  The fire danger will stick around on Friday with the winds gusting over 40 mph.  Here is a break down of our next storm system and what is to come over the next several weeks.

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below.

Doug

 

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  The first half of the week will be mild with colder temperatures working in by Thursday.  Rain and snow chances for late Wednesday and Thursday.

February 4th-10th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11th-17th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Thursday.

February 18th-24th:  A cool week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and Friday.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday.  The rest of the week will be dry until slight chances for snow by the weekend.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Tuesday Evening Blog: A look at the pattern and what is to come

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Hey good Tuesday evening.  I hope your week has started off great!  Our weather has been a little crazy over the past few days with a weekend warm-up, severe thunderstorms on Sunday and then some snow yesterday.  Today, the sun has returned, but again it is cold across the region.  I was looking at some stats.  Since December 23rd, 25 of 32 days have been below average.  That is pretty crazy.  We have had a decently cold winter, but not a ton of snow.  Our season average is about 15″.  We are right at 8″ for the season and to hit average we need to be at about 9-10″ by now.  Lets see how the next month plays out.  Here is a look at the last system that rolled through yesterday.

Now, lets go back one cycle to when this came through last time.  Here is December, 5th.

The difference in December was that we had a little more blocking in Canada and it drove more arctic air down south.  This time around, it looked a little more like mid Octobers version of the pattern.  However, the pattern will block up again like we have seen over the past month.  That means the arctic air will return for extended periods of time.  I still think that is a couple weeks away but some signs of it are popping up.  Lets go to next Thursday.

We are starting to get a little more arctic air starting to build up late next week.  With this system next Thursday, we could see a rain to snow event.  So I will be watching it over the next week.

 

 

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  The first half of the week will be mild with colder temperatures working in by Thursday.  Rain and snow chances for late Wednesday and Thursday.

February 4th-10th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11th-17th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Thursday.

February 18th-24th:  A cool week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and Friday.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday.  The rest of the week will be dry until slight chances for snow by the weekend.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Tuesday Night/Wednesday AM Blog: It will warm up! Plus your next storm system

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Good Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.  I hope you are having a great week so far.  It is so cold it is crazy.  It is very hard to get this cold around this part of the country.  We have to have a pretty good snow pack and arctic air for this to happen.  We had 5.5″ of snow in Joplin, which gives us a total of 8.5″ for the season.  We average about 16″, I actually think that has dropped to about 14″ over the past year with climate change.  However, it will warm up over the next few days and this will be a distant memory.  So lets look at the next storm system.

The way it is tracking right now, it should be mainly rain for our area.  However, we could see a little bit of snow on the backside on Sunday night.  So I will keep my eyes on this.  How does this fall with the heady pattern?  Remember, we are about in a 48 day cycle. This storm system moved through in early December and also late October.  Also a weaker version of it back in early September.  Every other cycle like to mirror each other with the pattern.  So lets look at two cycles ago back on October 22nd.

You can see the system right across the central plains with a second system in the pacific northwest.  Lets look at this Sunday.

It is a match to a T.  With our last cycle, we really got the blocking during the month of December and temperatures were pretty cold most of the month.  In fact we have been pretty cold in January, but we have also had some days bounce into the 60s.  This time around, I don’t think we will see a ton of blocking over the next few weeks.  This means a lot of systems will be rain or rain over to snow.  I do expect us to block up in a few weeks the arctic air really returns in February, similar to what we saw around Christmas and New Years.  I will keep you updated.

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Cool temperatures with rain on Sunday.  We could see a little bit of snow on Sunday night depending on the track of the system.  Cool temperatures through most of the week with very slight chances for showers on Tuesday. Rain and snow chances return for Friday and Saturday.

January 28th-February 3rd:  Mainly a cool to cold week.  Rain and snow chances on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

February 4th-10th:  Mainly another cold week with rain and snow chances on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11th-17th:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and a slight chance on Thursday.

February 18th-24th:  Cold with rain or snow on Sunday.  The next system with rain and snow chances works in on Friday.

February 25th-March 3rd:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday.  The rest of the week will be dry until slight chances for snow by the weekend.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Thursday Night/Friday AM: Next storm systems

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Good Thursday night or Friday morning.  I hope you have had a great week and of course ready for the weekend.  I have been gone in Austin since Saturday for a meteorology conference.  Talk about Saturday?  I was so sick about my Chiefs.  I don’t know why, every year is the same result.

What a day Thursday was.  Our strong arctic front rolled through and our temperatures at one point in time were dropping a degree per minute.  We had the freezing drizzle but not much moisture with this storm system.  We stay cold for the next week with below average temperatures.  We will see a weak wave next Monday that will bring in colder temperatures once again.  With it, we could have a little light snow.

We will warm back up late next week ahead of the next system over the weekend.  This is right in line with where we should be with the Heady Pattern.  On December 3rd, we saw the pattern block up and it was pretty cold through New Years.  I don’t think that pattern will block up as much this time around so we have better chances for storm systems.  So lets go back to December 3rd.

You can see the storm system dropping into the west.  That system was the start of the cold temperatures.  Here is this same system next Friday.

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below.

 

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Another cold week with temperatures staying below average.  Some light snow chances Monday and then some rain chances by Saturday.  Also temperatures warming up on Friday and Saturday.

January 21st-27th:  A cold start to the week with rain and snow chances on Sunday and Monday.  Staying cold the rest of the week with rain and snow chances on Friday and Saturday.

January 28th-February 3rd:  Cold most of the week with rain or snow chances on Sunday and Monday.  Slight chances for snow on Friday.

February 4th-10th:  Mainly another cold week with rain and snow chances on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11th-17th:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and a slight chance on Thursday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Friday Night/Saturday AM Blog: Next system and long range forecast

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

I hope you had a great week!  Mine has been ok, I have been pretty sick all week.  However, I think I am on the upswing.  I have a conference I will be at for the next 6 days so I won’t have another update until next Thursday.  Here is a break down of our next storm system and the long range forecast.  When will we get snow?

I will keep you up to date on all of the changes.  Remember, my long range forecast is posted below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A much warmer week with our next system on Thursday.  It looks like mainly rain right now but could mix with a little snow.  Colder for the weekend.

January 14h-20th:  A cool start to the week but warming up for the middle of the week.  Rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday, but staying mild the rest of the week.  Rain chances return for the weekend.

January 21st-27th:  A mild start to the week with rain, then rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Turning colder the rest of the week.

January 28th-February 3rd:  Cold most of the week with rain or snow chances on Sunday and Monday.  Slight chances for snow on Friday.

February 4th-10th:  Mainly another cold week with rain and snow chances on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

February 11th-17th:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and a slight chance on Thursday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Friday AM Blog: Still cold

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Still cold, ugh, here is the latest.

I will keep you up to date on all of the changes.  Remember, my long range forecast is posted below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Most of the week is going to be cold.  Very slight chances for snow no Thursday and Friday.

January 7th-14th:  Rain and snow chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then cool the rest of the week with rain and snow chances on Thursday.

January 15th-20th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Cool for a few days before mild temperatures return late in the week.

January 21st-27th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Much colder the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Thursday Night/Friday AM Blog: Next 3 systems

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

Things are looking up for winter weather.

I will keep you up to date on all of the changes.  Remember, my long range forecast is posted below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A cold start to the week with a mid-week warm up.  Rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday.  Late Thursday we could switch to freezing rain.  Eventually over to snow on Friday.

December 31st-January 6th:  Mainly a cold week with a slight chance for snow on Monday.  Better chances for rain and snow on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a cool week with slight chances for rain on Thursday.

January 15th-20th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Cool for a few days before mild temperatures return late in the week.

January 21st-27th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Much colder the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS