A Storm Moves Into The Western States

Good morning bloggers,

As a storm heads into the western states, high pressure is dominating the Great Lakes back into the plains states.  Remember, the wind blows away from high pressure and towards low pressure. A high pressure area is right near the Mississippi River this morning and you can see the wind flow around this system:


This high pressure area will actually back in over Missouri today, and then it will begin moving away and the temperatures will start warming up big time. It will remain dry through early next week as we wait for the next storm system. Here is a look at the low rainfall total in the first eight days of June in Kansas City:



Let’s look at the developing pattern. A series of storm systems is moving into the western United States right now with Snow levels lowering to 7,500 feet over the weekend near and just north of Lake Tahoe. We are in the part of the cycling pattern that has produced huge wet storm systems in that region in each cycle. We are currently in the fifth LRC cycle and exactly 59 days ago they had another three feet of snow in Lake Tahoe over a three day storm.  As this storm moves inland it will produce the conditions for a huge warm up with moisture surging in from the Gulf of Mexico.  Here is a surface forecast map that I plotted valid on Sunday evening:


Let’s see how this sets up. In the mean time, it will be another incredibly nice day in Kansas City as the Royals try to win 3 out of 4 from the Houston Astros. The Royals are only 4 1/2 games out of first place. Sports can be quite fascinating. Don’t give up yet.

Have a great day and thank you for reading the blog today!


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