Morning Thunderstorms Form Early


Good morning bloggers,

What happened yesterday was absolutely fascinating, and thunderstorms were forming at 3:30 AM when I was writing this blog entry.  A series of disturbances in northwest flow aloft continues to bring the region these chances of rain, that are till producing hits and misses, and this morning is an other example of a hit . . . → Read More: Morning Thunderstorms Form Early

A Disturbance Heads Southeast Across The Plains

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Good morning bloggers,

Yesterday I titled the blog, “Trying to stay positive”.  Today, I am a bit hesitant to get excited about rain chances, but why. Take a look at this enhance satellite picture as of 7 AM:

There were numerous thunderstorms early this morning, and a disturbance was tracking east-southeast across the plains.  This was heading right . . . → Read More: A Disturbance Heads Southeast Across The Plains

Trying To Stay Positive


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ZERO POINT ZERO EIGHT INCHES!  That is right, KCI Airport has had 0.08″ this month. The average July rainfall is around 4 1/2 inches.  I know we are all going to get tired of hearing this, but we are in a horrible weather pattern.  It is so hard to describe how things will miss . . . → Read More: Trying To Stay Positive

It Finally Reached 100 Degrees At KCI Airport


Good morning bloggers,

The last time it reached 100° was on September 8, 2013. The long streak ended on Thursday, and it may reach 100 again today.

Downtown KC soared to 103° and Lawrence, KS got up to 104°.

Now, we can put this long streak to rest and concentrate on the rain chances.  The drought monitor was updated . . . → Read More: It Finally Reached 100 Degrees At KCI Airport

It Came Close To 100 Degrees Yesterday


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Today may be the day that KCI Airport finally ends an almost five-year streak of below 100 degrees.  We will look into the pattern which has been a difficult topic to explain and describe as we have suggested in this blog many times in this pattern.  Discussing KC weather is a challenge in some . . . → Read More: It Came Close To 100 Degrees Yesterday

Some Chances For Rain Are Showing Up


Good afternoon bloggers,

The heat has built a bit stronger today, and it was 98 degrees at just after 3 PM this afternoon. We are just 2 degrees away from what hasn’t happened in almost five years at KCI Airport:

There is an air quality Ozone Alert today, as the winds are light and pollution is settling near . . . → Read More: Some Chances For Rain Are Showing Up

Heat Wave #3 Has Started


Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with the break of the heat wave. There is a good chance of a cold front moving across the area this weekend which will bring some nice relief in around 6 to 7 days.  Between now and then it will be quite hot and KCI Airport will make a run at its . . . → Read More: Heat Wave #3 Has Started

Heat Wave #3 Is About To Begin & Hurricane Season


Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City is about to have its 3rd heat wave of the season:

Heat Wave #1:  96° on June 14th, 95° on June 15th – June 17th
Heat Wave #2:  99° on June 28, 97° on June 29th, and 96° on June 30th
Heat Wave #3:  Begins This Week and it will approach 100 degrees, a number . . . → Read More: Heat Wave #3 Is About To Begin & Hurricane Season

One Of The Stranger Droughts


Good morning bloggers,

A cold front moved through the central plains on Thursday and it is continuing to push south this morning.  Only a spotty area of thunderstorms developed just southeast of downtown KC around 5 PM Thursday.  Lightning struck a person working on a roof on the southeast side of the KC metro area, and this . . . → Read More: One Of The Stranger Droughts

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