It’s National Weatherperson’s Day

Posted on: 8:47 am, February 5, 2013, by , updated on: 12:53pm, February 5, 2013

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I never knew that this even existed until a few years ago. So what is the history of the “holiday” well take a look at this rather “brief” recap. The NWS in State College has provided more of a recap though with a more thorough article.

I probably should celebrate the day by not writing a blog and just relaxing. Perhaps I should play golf or something. Perhaps take myself to a fancy dinner and celebrate the day. Maybe I should do something more elaborate like take a cruise or go to some tropical island. Or maybe I’ll just take a nap…which is sounding like a pretty darn good option right now, although I reserve the right to go to the driving range this afternoon.

In honor of the “holiday” I’d be remiss if I didn’t write a weather blog of sorts. We’re starting the AM on a rather chilly note, but really it’s about seasonable for this time of the year.

ScreenHunter_01 Feb. 05 08.24

Our next real weather maker, after having a couple of milder days with highs in the 50s today and tomorrow, will be a surge of moisture coming in associated with a surface front that will change our weather a bit on Thursday. The modelling has had a persistent signal for at least some rain with this since last Saturday and they continue to point to a fast event (later Wednesday night into Thursday AM) that may be able to yield 1/4-1/2″ rain totals, perhaps a bit more IF there are some embedded thunderstorms from essentially St Joe southwards. Here is the latest NAM model showing the projected rain amounts.

ScreenHunter_02 Feb. 05 08.33

Click on that map for a bigger image.

After that there should be some decent weather for Friday and Saturday with warming temperatures into the weekend. At some point we’ll deal with a stronger storm that I referred to yesterday, odds favor this happening on Sunday into Monday with some chillier air behind the storm for early next week.

It’s been a chilly start to the Plains states eastward to the month of February.

Here in KC though, for the 1st 4 days of the month we’re actually just 4/10′s of a degree below average. You can clearly see through that the upper Midwest and the OH Valley area is seeing the coldest weather relative to average.

When you look at 2013 though as a whole and granted we’re a month and change into the new year, this is what you come up with.

Mostly all above average with the exception of a few patches across the upper Midwest.

That’s all today, wish you’re favorite weatherperson a happy holiday today and for whatever reason it’s also National Pancake Day today. How dare the pancake encroach on this special and most sacred of “holidays” I just might have to go eat a few just for revenge…of course that will be after my nap.

Joe

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