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A Look At Quasi-Permanent Troughs & Ridges

Good morning bloggers,

The weather is going to heat up today back into the 80s. While the weather is calm I have a couple of videos to share with you. One of them shows the tornado of the year thus far, and fortunately this EF-3 tornado over central Kansas did not produce much damage as it was . . . → Read More: A Look At Quasi-Permanent Troughs & Ridges

May Rainfall Totals: First 20 Days

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Good morning bloggers,

We are now moving into the last third of May, which is climatologically the wettest ten day stretch on average in Kansas City.  On Sunday morning, thunderstorms developed around the northern edge of a disturbance, and if you got underneath one then your lawn got a nice drink of water.  I had 1.00″ exactly . . . → Read More: May Rainfall Totals: First 20 Days

Rainy Sunday

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Good Sunday bloggers,

Today will be a very good day for the yards and farms as waves of rain and thunderstorms will affect most locations across eastern Kansas and all of Missouri. There is no threat of severe weather, but some locations may experience flash flooding. Flooding is the number one severe weather killer. Remember, “TURN AROUND . . . → Read More: Rainy Sunday

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Good evening bloggers,

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for the Kansas City region. This is NOT a tornado watch as conditions just aren’t favorable for tornadoes for a few reasons, but this doesn’t mean there is a zero percent chance of tornadoes.  The strongest thunderstorms were forming where it is warmer.  Take a look at . . . → Read More: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Large Area Of Rain With Embedded Thunderstorms Early This Morning

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Good morning bloggers,

It is already a rather fascinating weather day here in Kansas City.  Thunderstorms formed Friday evening over southwestern Kansas near the Oklahoma border, and they made it to Kansas City’s doorstep as of 4 AM this morning.  There is a risk of severe weather today, and there have been many experts out there suggesting . . . → Read More: Large Area Of Rain With Embedded Thunderstorms Early This Morning

Severe Weather Risks Next Two Days

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Good morning bloggers,

This weekends storm is directly related to the part of the pattern that produced this severe weather 47 days before this weekend on April 3rd:

Each dot represents a severe weather report. On April 3, 2018 the Mississippi River Valley was the target of one of the biggest severe weather outbreaks of this season.  The . . . → Read More: Severe Weather Risks Next Two Days

Rainfall Amounts Vary Widely Again

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Good morning bloggers,

The official rainfall total will come in at 1.73″ at KCI Airport. This had to have been the highest total in the area, or close to it. If you got underneath one of the thunderstorms, then this type of rain fell. But, all around the high totals were other areas that got missed and . . . → Read More: Rainfall Amounts Vary Widely Again

Hurricane Season Will Be Active With Multiple United States Landfalls

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Good morning bloggers,

Weather2020 has completed a 17-year analysis of hurricane seasons and this provides the confidence to make accurate weather forecasts for the prediction of tropical storms and hurricanes.  This is going to be a very active year around the United States and we already know the likely tracks of many potential tropical storms of which . . . → Read More: Hurricane Season Will Be Active With Multiple United States Landfalls

Somehow Kansas City Gets Missed Again

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Good morning bloggers,

You can’t make this up.  This years LRC continues leave us baffled.  The thunderstorm activity yesterday is just another chapter on this years weather pattern that left Kansas City with only 7.7″ of snow for the entire winter. Oh, we were not alone in the lower snowfall totals:

 Amarillo, TX had no snow for the . . . → Read More: Somehow Kansas City Gets Missed Again

Thunderstorm Forecast Update

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Good Monday night bloggers,

This has been another day with thunderstorms in the forecast that has been tough to figure out. It now looks like we have a decent idea on how this will evolve through the night into Tuesday.

The models are terrible in forecasting precipitation, and especially thunderstorms. Now, the models, especially 6-24 hours out are much . . . → Read More: Thunderstorm Forecast Update