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High Pressure Expands: Calm Weather

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It’s FRIDAY!  We hope everyone is enjoying this summer. This weekend will be one of the quietest weekends of weather this year.  It has been a rather entertaining summer of weather thus far and I will enjoy this break. As July comes to an end the jet stream will be reaching its weakest strength . . . → Read More: High Pressure Expands: Calm Weather

A Flooding Rain Event In KC This Morning

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We had a flooding rain event last night and the factors that lead up to it were predictable and incredible.  Our weather team picked out a monsoon wave that formed on Monday near the California/Nevada border.  This wave clearly developed and intensified and rotated around the “heat wave creating machine” or anticyclone.  The wave . . . → Read More: A Flooding Rain Event In KC This Morning

Evening Update: A Shift In Thinking For Tonight

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Good evening bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

Now – 8 PM: One band of rain without thunder or lightning moves across. High humidity with temperatures and dew points near 78 degrees
8 PM -4 AM: A few heavy thunderstorms are possible
4 AM – 10 AM: Heavy thunderstorms are likely in the area with 1″ to 4″ possible

The monsoon disturbance . . . → Read More: Evening Update: A Shift In Thinking For Tonight

Looking At Today’s Set-Up

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Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

Now to 1 PM:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms with no risk of any severe weather. This chance is highest north of KC, but a few showers or thunderstorms may drift into the area later this morning
1 PM – 7 PM:  The first band of rain moves by and it . . . → Read More: Looking At Today’s Set-Up

Analyzing This Next Chance Of T-Storms

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The weather pattern is quite interesting as we move into the middle of the week. This summer has been rather fascinating as the pattern continues to cycle regularly.  The same pattern that set up last fall continues, and it is reaching its weakest strength during these next two weeks. The jet stream reaches its . . . → Read More: Analyzing This Next Chance Of T-Storms

Huge July Rainfall Differences

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Rainfall has varied greatly and in rather short distances near Kansas City.  The rainfall amounts across the corn belt have also varied greatly. On this rainfall amount total list below you can see that near Kansas City the rainfall amounts have varied from 0.60″ at KCI Airport to 6.52″ in Overland Park, KS. These . . . → Read More: Huge July Rainfall Differences

The Eclipse Forecast Updated

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A Heat Wave is expanding over the plains and we will look at the weather pattern in just a minute, but let us begin this blog with the updated weather forecast for the eclipse. 55 days before the eclipse we issued our first forecast based on the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis and this forecast has . . . → Read More: The Eclipse Forecast Updated

The Heat Wave Will Begin & End Within Five Days

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Thunderstorms are tracking across northern Missouri this morning, and look closely. There is a Flood Advisory smack down in the middle of the Excessive Heat Warning.  Here are today’s Advisories:

The National Weather Picture:

Most of the nation has calm weather this morning.  There were four main areas of thunderstorms early today. The strongest one was . . . → Read More: The Heat Wave Will Begin & End Within Five Days

Kansas City’s First Heat Wave Of The Summer Begins Soon

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The streak continues.  There is a chance that it will actually reach 100 degrees later this week on Friday or Saturday, but there is also a reason that it has been almost four years since that number has been reached officially at Kansas City International Airport. It just is not that easy to do. . . . → Read More: Kansas City’s First Heat Wave Of The Summer Begins Soon

The Monsoon Causes Deadly Arizona Flash Flood

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The monsoon over the southwestern United States has become deadly.  At least nine people were killed in a horrific and very deadly flash flood yesterday in Arizona. Around an inch of rain fell in less than 30 minutes near this popular spot in Arizona.  A group of people from Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona had . . . → Read More: The Monsoon Causes Deadly Arizona Flash Flood