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The Cycling Pattern Hypothesis Accuracy: Drought To Deluge-Wet or Dry Close By

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Good morning bloggers,

Today we will look at the fascinating distribution of rainfall through the plains.  In the early winter Weather2020 made a prediction that a drought would develop and expand in response to the mean ridge that has been a major part of this years cycling pattern.  This mean ridge was one of the biggest reasons . . . → Read More: The Cycling Pattern Hypothesis Accuracy: Drought To Deluge-Wet or Dry Close By

Another Excessive Rain Event In The KC Metro Area

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Good morning bloggers,

I have never seen a rain event this wide spread over the entire KC metro area. I have seen 6 inches of rain in a few events, but never over 6 inches in so many spots extending from KCI Airport south to the south metro area and beyond. Take a look at the rainfall . . . → Read More: Another Excessive Rain Event In The KC Metro Area

Did You Think Eclipse Day Was Going To Be Like This?

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Good evening bloggers,

So, what can I say? And, yes Weather2020 did make the accurate prediction for this Eclipse Day from 55 days out. An accurate 55 day forecast that we will discuss more tomorrow.  Now, when we get down to the specifics I am quite amazed by meteorology and astronomy today.

This is looking like a south . . . → Read More: Did You Think Eclipse Day Was Going To Be Like This?

Total Eclipse Day Has Arrived With A Few Clouds

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Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with the good news.  Remember what rule #1 of weather forecasting is: Always look outside because you never know!  Rule #2 is look at the satellite and radar and see what is happening and what has been happening in the past few minutes and hours.  Then, look at the computer models is . . . → Read More: Total Eclipse Day Has Arrived With A Few Clouds

Thunderstorms, Heat and a Total Solar Eclipse

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Good Sunday,

We have a much going on in the weather department as we are tracking chances of thunderstorms, heat and a three hour period Monday that has a total solar eclipse and we do not want thunderstorms for those hours.  We will take you through this afternoon through Tuesday morning and just look how much will . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms, Heat and a Total Solar Eclipse

Thunderstorm Chances and Eclipse Forecast

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Good Saturday,

We have an important forecast for Monday as we experience the rare total solar eclipse.  Before we get to that we have a weekend forecast and there is a chance of thunderstorms Sunday.

So, let’s go through the forecast.

SATURDAY: This is going to be a great day to head to the pool with sunshine, highs around . . . → Read More: Thunderstorm Chances and Eclipse Forecast

Tropical Storm Harvey, The Eclipse, & Forecast Thoughts

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Good morning, It’s FRIDAY!

The eclipse is just three days away, unless you watched us on TV last night and heard my cohost try to say it is only two days away. I tried to explain that tomorrow is Saturday, that is one day, and Sunday is two days away, so Monday is three days away, which . . . → Read More: Tropical Storm Harvey, The Eclipse, & Forecast Thoughts

Incredibly Sunny Today, but what about for the eclipse?

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Good Thursday evening bloggers,

The weather is incredibly clear today. This would have been a perfect day for the eclipse. We can’t control the weather, but if we could I would have ordered a day just like this one for Mondays total eclipse of the sun.

Look  at that clear sky, a picture taken from 4 PM Thursday . . . → Read More: Incredibly Sunny Today, but what about for the eclipse?

Heavy Rain & Flooding Potential

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Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

This morning: A few showers and thunderstorms staying below severe levels. A few heavy downpours and cloudy skies.  Temperatures will be tropical in the 70s.
This afternoon:  Heating up with high humidity.  High:  85°
Tonight:  A chance of a strong line of thunderstorms with very heavy rain possible between 7 and 10 PM.

A . . . → Read More: Heavy Rain & Flooding Potential

Thunderstorms In The Wednesday Forecast

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Good morning bloggers,

Minimal Hurricane Gert with 74 mph winds at its center is tracking harmlessly out to sea over the Atlantic Ocean. You can see Gert on this surface analysis that is valid Wednesday morning, below:

We have another rather interesting summer set-up across the plains states that is in the development phase today. By early Wednesday . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms In The Wednesday Forecast