A Warm Start to 2012

The short range forecast is showing a slight cooling today and tomorrow with gradual warming through the week. Currently we are looking at the 40’s today with a slight cooling to the 30’s tomorrow and a rise to the 50’s by the end of the week.

The climate prediction center is predicting the entire month of January to be above normal. Below is their temperature graphic for January.

There are some interesting observations to the reasoning behind this record breaking warmth we are experiencing from the Topeka NWS and I would suggest reading the article if you are interested.

All signs point to this warm trend continuing.

Doug

Wind Advisory issued December 31 at 8:40PM CST until January 01 at 3:00AM CST by NWS

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST SUNDAY… A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST SUNDAY. * TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE LATE EVENING AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. * WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE SUSTAINED AT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH

from JF-KS Situation Room http://jf-ks.com

Wind Advisory issued December 31 at 3:11PM CST until January 01 at 3:00AM CST by NWS

…WIND ADVISORY FROM NOON TO 9 PM SATURDAY… .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS NORTHEAST KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND SHOULD PASS THROUGH THE ENTIRE AREA BY 6 PM. VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT…WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE WITH THE WIND ADVISORY AREA..AND A FEW GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH IN FAR NORTHERN

from JF-KS Situation Room http://jf-ks.com

Wind Advisory issued December 31 at 10:52AM CST until January 01 at 3:00AM CST by NWS

…WIND ADVISORY FROM NOON TO 9 PM SATURDAY… .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON. VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT…WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE WITH THE WIND ADVISORY AREA..AND A FEW GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH IN FAR NORTHERN KANSAS.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Jefferson (KSC087) Kansas Issued by the National Weather Service
http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=KS124A82CA2310.WindAdvisory.124C93793A50KS.TOPNPWTOP.44d86dc4c6bf403c56db72d7035bf73f

31DEC2011 Weather

I’m expecting an interesting day tomorrow as far as temperature goes. The temperature should rise throughout the day and hit a high around 60 or so. Mid-afternoon, a cold front is expected to come through and we should see a temperature drop along with high northerly winds. If you plan on being out tomorrow afternoon make sure you have extra clothes with you.

A secondary issue is a high fire danger risk tomorrow due to the drop in humidity with the high winds. If you plan on fires pits or fireworks to ring in the new year, please use caution.

Temperature forecast for 3pm.

Wind forecast for 3pm.

Temperature forecast for midnight 1JAN2012

Wind forecast for midnight 1JAN2012.

Resolve to be Ready in 2012

 

 

Americans who make New Year’s resolutions are 11 times more likely to report continued success changing a problem than comparable individuals who have not made a resolution, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

As we enter 2012, the JF-KS Situation Room is urging Kansans to make preparing for an emergency a New Year’s resolution that is both important and easy to keep. You can start by taking these simple steps:

 

  • Be informed. Know the hazards and risks in your area.
  • Make a family emergency plan, so you know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hit.
  • Build an emergency supply kit – both at home and in the car – that includes water, food and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lose power or get stranded in your car. This is especially important for dealing with icy roads and snowstorms this winter.
  • Get Involved – Be an advocate and educator for safety and emergency preparedness within your community.

Wishing you a happy and safe New Year, and remember: Now’s the time, Resolve to be Ready in 2012.

Twitter Updates for 2011-12-28

  • Weather Models: I set up a new weather model page at http://t.co/wZHHj1uI #ksstorms #
  • Forecast for Today: Sunny. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. #
  • Forecast for Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 33. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. #
  • Forecast for Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 59. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. #
  • Forecast for Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 32. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. #
  • Forecast for Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 37. West winds 10 to 15 mph. #
  • Forecast for Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 58. Southwest winds around 10 mph. #

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