Sunday, December 27, 2009

A nice break

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. I have to admit, it felt a little weird getting up bright and early this morning at 3am. The past week, our new dog Dottie has been waking me up (like clockwork) around 7:15am. I didn't mind too much...the alternative is cleaning up a messy crate.

The big storm that has plagued us the last several days will be finally pushing far enough away from Kansas that we'll manage some sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures on Monday. But with the big system exiting stage right, that means another system will be on the way. This one looks to move into the area late Tuesday and into the first half of Wednesday. It doesn't look as big and nasty nor as long-lived. We'll probably have a light accumulation of snow, probably an inch or less at first glance.

Of course, this comes from a guy just getting back from vacation...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

That's the news and I am out of here

Don't forget our Travel Hotline on Monday, Dec. 21st between 4 and 7pm. I have a feeling this one is going to be busy, thanks to our current forecast for the middle of next week.

Stay safe...travel safely...and Happy Holidays! Here's hoping for a white Christmas here in Wichita.

I'll see you December 27th!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Big Storm for next Tuesday

We closed out the work week with lows in the single digits and teens here in Kansas. Over the next few days though, we're looking at two weather systems that will bring slippery weather to the Sunflower State.

We expect storm system number 1, and a weak one at that, to push out over Kansas on Sunday, bringing with it the chance of light snow to northern and western Kansas (generally 1-2" of snow at best) . In southcentral Kansas, expect pockets of drizzle then light freezing drizzle by Sunday evening. Again, not much but it doesn't take much to get the roads icy. Use caution if out and about on Sunday across the viewing area.

Storm system number 2 is slated for Kansas on Monday night into Tuesday. Our computer guidance has been in pretty good agreement with depicting a very wound-up storm (meaning wind-driven snow). The big question for us right now is determining the path of the storm. Will it move across central Kansas or farther south over Oklahoma? We're still wrestling with this. Please stay tuned for the latest updates.