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A Dry April Comes To An End

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Good morning bloggers,

We are finishing up a dry April in Kansas City. Take a look at the rainfall stats:

The total is actually 5.60″ less than last year in April. Wow!  In our spring forecast, I predicted that we would be near or above average in May and June, so this means that we will get at . . . → Read More: A Dry April Comes To An End

Tracking Thunderstorm Chances, One Day at a Time

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Good Sunday bloggers,

This has been, so far, the nicest weekend since September 30-October 1. Today will be a bit different than Saturday. It will be slightly warmer, with a bit more wind and during the afternoon there will be more clouds and the chance for a brief shower. Then, we will turn our attention to the . . . → Read More: Tracking Thunderstorm Chances, One Day at a Time

Finally, A Decent Weekend of Weather

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Good Saturday bloggers,

This is the 5th weekend of April and it will be, by far, the nicest weekend of the month. So, the good news is that the weather is nice for all outdoor activities, the concerning news is that we need rain. The chances of rain and thunderstorms will increase next week and the tornado-less . . . → Read More: Finally, A Decent Weekend of Weather

Oklahoma Sets All Time Latest Tornado Record

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Good morning bloggers,

How quiet has severe weather season been near KC? This graphic is one I started showing in March a year ago, and last night was the first time I showed it in 2018. This is an example of how quiet it has been when it comes to severe weather season.  The cold April is . . . → Read More: Oklahoma Sets All Time Latest Tornado Record

Looking Into Next Weeks Storm Systems

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Good morning bloggers,

Weather2020 forecasted two main parts of this cycling pattern as providing the best chances for an outbreak this season.  One of those cycled through around two weeks ago and will return later in May.  The second set up is now arriving in the next few days.

This is the outlook that was updated, a forecast . . . → Read More: Looking Into Next Weeks Storm Systems

A Rainy Wednesday

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Good morning bloggers,

The day begins with rain spreading across Kansas City.  It is a wet start to the day, and this upper level storm is tracking nicely to bring some beneficial rain. And, these are not cumulonimbus clouds, although there may be a few heavier downpours. This is just one large area of rain and the . . . → Read More: A Rainy Wednesday

A Gorgeous Day & A Storm System

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Good morning bloggers,

As we enjoy our second incredible day in a row in KC, there is also a storm system approaching.  We are in the part of the cycling pattern that produced two snowfalls in one day in January.  And, look at this incredible comparison to “the same pattern, but different” as the famous Gary England . . . → Read More: A Gorgeous Day & A Storm System

Tornado Drought Record Will Be Broken This Week

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Good morning bloggers,

A tornado drought record will be set this week.  While Oklahoma and Kansas have yet to have one tornado in 2018, Fort Walton Beach Florida has had this yesterday:

A waterspout is like a landspout. What am I saying here?  Many waterspouts form from weak thunderstorms, or sometime just a towering cumulus cloud building over . . . → Read More: Tornado Drought Record Will Be Broken This Week

No Tornadoes In Oklahoma Or Kansas In 2018

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Good morning bloggers,

We will discuss another incredible record that is about to be broken later this week on this rainy Sunday morning. But, first, take a look at radar:

Kansas City is on the northern edge of the comma head of this storm. The storm ended up falling right into place southeast of Kansas City, and the . . . → Read More: No Tornadoes In Oklahoma Or Kansas In 2018

Complex Saturday Storm System, No Snow Though

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Good Saturday bloggers,

This is the first weekend blog I have written this month where snow is not in the forecast. Now, there is a storm system and rain is likely. It is a complex system as our area is on the eastern and northern edge of the storm system.

An upper level low has been tracking east . . . → Read More: Complex Saturday Storm System, No Snow Though