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Incredible Storm Blasts Northeast & A Storm Moves Into The West

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Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin by looking back to 8 years ago today.  A winter storm brought heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain into eastern Kansas and western Missouri 8 years ago on March 20-21, 2010.  Nearly a foot of snow fell in our viewing area with the heaviest just south of KC.  Breezy and Stormy were still in . . . → Read More: Incredible Storm Blasts Northeast & A Storm Moves Into The West

Rain Spreading Across KC Today

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Good morning bloggers,

A storm system is moving across the plains today and there is a fine line cut-off to the heaviest rain, and this line was shifting north into the KC metro area at 5:45 AM this morning. Take a look at this radar image:

Thunderstorms! The area spreading north had embedded thunderstorms with numerous lightning strikes:

Kansas . . . → Read More: Rain Spreading Across KC Today

Another Major New York Storm System As Spring Begins

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Good morning bloggers,

The spring equinox, also called the Vernal Equinox, happens today at 12:15 PM eastern time, or 11:15 AM in Kansas City.  This date starts the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word equinox comes from Latin words which literally means “equal night”— aequus (equal) and nox (night).  On the equinox, the length of day and . . . → Read More: Another Major New York Storm System As Spring Begins

Trending to a Tricky Storm System

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Good Sunday bloggers,

Our next storm system arrives later tonight and exits Monday afternoon and it is becoming a tough forecast as to who will see rain and who will not. What else is new around here? If you forecast for New England, all locations will see heavy rain and snow. And, if you miss the snow, . . . → Read More: Trending to a Tricky Storm System

Looking for Rain can be a Pain

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Happy St. Patrick’s day bloggers,

The best way to describe the weather is using limericks. We had a storm system on Friday that brought about .05″ to .25″ of rain. The next storm system arrives Monday and the data that was coming out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was suggesting a widespread rain event with a possible change . . . → Read More: Looking for Rain can be a Pain

Strong Surface Cyclone Tracking Across The Plains

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Good morning from Cancun, MX,

It’s Friday, and the weather pattern is rather fascinating. Here in Cancun, Mexico it is finally warm and humid. It is the first humidity I have felt since I have been here, so the dew points were under 60 degrees near the Yucatan Peninsula due to the latest major eastern storm system . . . → Read More: Strong Surface Cyclone Tracking Across The Plains

Tracking The Next Two Storms & Looking Deeper Into The Cycling Pattern; A Reason For The Northeastern Storm Systems

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Good morning bloggers,

The weather pattern is absolutely fascinating today, so let me open up a discussion.

I am here in Cancun, Mexico, where the resort is beautiful, but the threat of danger being what it is we  have decided to stay on the resort.  This is somewhat disturbing to me, and one of the reasons I think . . . → Read More: Tracking The Next Two Storms & Looking Deeper Into The Cycling Pattern; A Reason For The Northeastern Storm Systems

And the Beat Goes on, Another Dud Storm

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Good Wednesday bloggers,

Today we have 100% sunshine, southwest winds gusting to 35 mph and humidity values between 15% and 25%. This is nice weather, but it leads to a very high fire danger. The only way to solve the fire danger problem is to receive a widespread soaking rain. Well, there is a storm system that . . . → Read More: And the Beat Goes on, Another Dud Storm

A Huge Warm Up and Storm System

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Good Tuesday bloggers,

We are tracking two main weather events the next five days as we motor towards Spring. First, we have a huge warm up for Wednesday and Thursday, into the 60s. Second, we have a storm system Friday and Saturday. Will this storm system finally bring us widespread decent rainfall?

WEDNESDAY: The day will start with . . . → Read More: A Huge Warm Up and Storm System

How Would You Rate Winter In KC? I rated it a FAIL!

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Good morning bloggers,

How would you grade winter? I give it a fail.  And, yesterday puts the icing on the cake.  Look at the little circle on the 500 mb chart that was the initial analysis on Sunday morning. That little circle near KC is an upper level low. You can’t make this up. A storm aloft . . . → Read More: How Would You Rate Winter In KC? I rated it a FAIL!