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