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Major Hurricane Lane Is Now A Category 5 Storm

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Good morning bloggers,

Major Category 5 Hurricane Lane is going to take a turn to the north northwest on Thursday.  This major hurricane will have significant impacts on Hawaii.

Hurricane Warnings are now in effect for the big island first with Honolulu now in a rare Hurricane Watch. Only four tropical systems have made landfall on Hawaii since . . . → Read More: Major Hurricane Lane Is Now A Category 5 Storm

Christmas In August & Hurricane Lane Threatens Hawaii

LRC Comparison Christmast Week & August

Good morning bloggers,

Major Hurricane Lane with 150 mph sustained winds with gusts to 190 mph is going to make a strong turn towards Hawaii.  This tops the weather news today.  In a comment yesterday I explained how we are in the same pattern as we move through August into September.  The new LRC evolves from the . . . → Read More: Christmas In August & Hurricane Lane Threatens Hawaii

Did We Just Experience A Wide Spread Rain Event?

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Good morning bloggers,

Did we just experience a wide spread rain event? The obvious answer is yes, and look closely to the numbers because there were still spots near the middle of the drought areas that did not have that much:

Rainfall Amounts:

KCI Airport:  1.66″
South Overland Park, KS:  1.19″
Lee’s Summit, MO:  1.06″
West Overland Park, KS:  0.78″
Chillicothe, MO:  0.37″

With . . . → Read More: Did We Just Experience A Wide Spread Rain Event?

All Should See Rain, But Still Tough

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We are tracking a disturbance southwest of Oklahoma City. This disturbance will be heading northeast along I-35 and should keep the rain and thunderstorms mostly alive as they approach eastern Kansas.

Here is the Kansas City weather time line for today.

SUNDAY 3 PM: The rain will move in from the southwest between 11 AM and . . . → Read More: All Should See Rain, But Still Tough

What Gary Said Friday

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Good Saturday bloggers,

We have gone from the “sublime to the ridiculous” this season when it comes to rain. We had a four day storm system last week and most locations received under 0.50″. We now turn our attention to the next rain chance for Sunday-Monday. You already know how this is going to turn out.

It will be mostly . . . → Read More: What Gary Said Friday

The Same Things Just Keep Happening

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Good morning bloggers,

The drought ended over most of the western half of Kansas this summer down to Amarillo. This is pretty amazing when you think how dry it was out there as we moved into the late spring months.  Thunderstorm complexes tracked repeatedly over that region, and somehow the drought expanded and worsened farther east near . . . → Read More: The Same Things Just Keep Happening

Thunderstorms Tonight?

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Good morning bloggers,

There is a weak front that is not very well defined tracking southeast across the plains this morning. There is a much stronger summer cold front forecast to develop and approach the area later this weekend.  These two systems have my attention today, so let’s discuss these set ups.  The severe weather risk issued . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms Tonight?

More Hits Than Misses This Time

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Good morning bloggers,

A swirling upper level summer storm system has moved by and weakened this morning. This system helped produce rather wide spread rainfall amounts in the 0.10″ to 2.50″ range near KC, with a bulls eye of close to 7″ as estimated on the radar network shown below:

Now, look closely.  The areas with no colors . . . → Read More: More Hits Than Misses This Time

The Same Pattern For Around 50 More Days

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Good morning bloggers,

The same pattern continues. A few of the bloggers wondered yesterday about the LRC and, unfortunately, I must inform everyone that we are in the same pattern and in the seventh LRC cycle. There will be a beginning of the eighth and final cycle of this years pattern, and then we will say goodbye . . . → Read More: The Same Pattern For Around 50 More Days

0.42″ In Two Weeks

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Good morning bloggers,

I am back in KC and the weather pattern continues to be the same one that set up last October.  Some subtle differences may begin to show up, however, as the new LRC is just 8 weeks away from beginning.  The jet stream has reached its weakest average strength and farthest north position, and . . . → Read More: 0.42″ In Two Weeks