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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

National Weather Service's USA 30-Day Weather Outlook for January 2012

Sorry- with the holiday and all I'm a little late with the current National Weather Service's (NWS) 30-Day weather outlook across America for the coming month of January.

 Temperature-wise- above-average conditions are expected over all the Central States with the exception of extreme northwest Kansas and the western Nebraska Panhandle- where near-average temps can be expected.

Above-average precipitation is possible in a swath from eastern Oklahoma- all of Arkansas into the southeastern half of Missouri and Illinois.

Below-average precip is forecast from southwestern Kansas south into the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.

In Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City- it appears that temperatures will be at least slightly above seasonal averages with near-average precipitation.


Xavier Onassis said...

Where stand ye on the Lezak Recurring Cycle (LRC) which says we could be in for artic temps and a winter storm event between 1/10 and 1/25?

I don't see that reflected in the NWS forecast.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Well XO- IF I watched Lezak (see a previous comment on a post re the Lezak "New Data Is In" Drinking game) I'd know what he's referring to.

My long-range weather models only goes out 384 hours- or about 14 days.

It DOES look like after Jan. 10th- there is a southward push of the Arctic air mass that's been mostly bottled-up in Canada so far.

Therefore- with cold air in place there is ALWAYS a chance of a winter storm (considering it's winter anyway).

On Jan. 12- there is a storm showing SOUTH of us- and as we get closer to that Jan 10-25 time period/model depiction- I can see whatever he's talking about.

Until then- I say enjoy and cherish these above to much-above-average days though early January. ;)

Oh- I LOVE your photography Joe- you damn well COULD make at least somewhat of a living doing it too IMHO.


Xavier Onassis said...

Thank you for the kind words re: photos. Don't forget to cast your vote for the Best of 2011 by leaving a comment here: