Good afternoon bloggers,
While we enjoy another 63° day, Europe has been thrown into the deep freeze. Check out this report from today:
“Heavy snow has caused disruption across Europe, carpeting much of Italy to the south and Turkey to the east. The freeze that has swept south through the continent has caused at least 80 deaths, mainly in Ukraine and Poland. Temperatures were so low that some areas in Romania along the shores of the Black Sea froze. In central Italy, heavy goods lorries were barred from motorways and several top-flight football matches have fallen victim to the wintry conditions. Ukrainian officials reported that the number of deaths attributed to the freeze had risen to 43, with 13 people falling victim to hypothermia in the past 24 hours Schools and colleges in the capital, Kiev, were shut on Wednesday because of the severe cold. School closures were also reported in northern Greece, where temperatures of -16C (3F) were recorded.”
The Arctic Oscillation went negative, but the impact on the United States has for the weather to only get warmer. But, not on the other side of the Northern Hemisphere!
Now, back to reality here in Kansas City where we have another 65 degree heading our way Thursday, but also a storm. I have question for you below:
As you can see, the latest NAM model has 1″ or more of rain forecast for this storm. It should be harder at this time of the year to get an inch of rain than an inch of snow. But, not this year!
How much rain do you think will fall?
A. Under an inch
B. An inch to 1.5″
C. More than 1.5″
We will have our forecast on NBC Action News.