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A Tropical System May Have Influences Farther North

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Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin today’s blog with a national look at the weather pattern and how a developing weak tropical storm will likely influence the weather pattern. I have been monitoring the pattern closely to see if this tropical system will actually influence the weather forecast for areas as far north as Kansas City, and I . . . → Read More: A Tropical System May Have Influences Farther North

A Tropical System Is Developing In The Gulf

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Good morning bloggers,

A tropical system is forming near the Yucatan Peninsula and may become a tropical storm today as it drifts into the Gulf of Mexico.  Around two weeks ago Meteorologist Jeremy Nelson, who learned about the LRC while working here in KC and is now the Chief Meteorologist at WJCL in Savannah, GA called me . . . → Read More: A Tropical System Is Developing In The Gulf

Severe Thunderstorms Hit KC, What Is Next?

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Good Saturday morning bloggers,

We broke through the ice last night ending what was becoming a dry month of June. Well, no longer as huge thunderstorms formed, fed by high dew points around 75 to 77 degrees Friday night.  These thunderstorms were really large and produced winds up to 88 mph over parts of northwest Missouri and . . . → Read More: Severe Thunderstorms Hit KC, What Is Next?

Thunderstorms Turning Towards KC

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Good late Friday evening bloggers,

A strong to severe line of thunderstorms developed just before sunset and it is turning towards KC. We will be monitoring closely to see if this holds together, but conditions are favorable for it to do so. Take a look:

The SPC upgraded the risk to moderate this evening. Wow! I will be . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms Turning Towards KC

Hit or Miss: Where Will The Thunderstorms Form Today?

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Good morning bloggers,

Today is not any easier when it comes to forecasting where thunderstorms will form.  Today, we will go over one scenario of where the thunderstorms are most likely going to form later today. Let’s begin with what has happened in the past few days near Kansas City.

Three Periods Of Hit or Miss

KCI Airport has . . . → Read More: Hit or Miss: Where Will The Thunderstorms Form Today?

Heat & Humidity Should Lead To T-Storms

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Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

Now- 6 PM:  Hot, Humid, and mostly sunny. The wind will be much lighter today. High:  95°
6 PM – 9 PM:  Thunderstorms form over central Kansas and begin moving our way. We will track these closely to see who will get hit and who will get missed. Remember, these thunderstorms don’t . . . → Read More: Heat & Humidity Should Lead To T-Storms

Thunderstorm Potential

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Good afternoon bloggers,

This mornings thunderstorms were not very strong but they left some outflow boundaries around the area that seem rather weak. It may be a struggle to get anything organized developing today.  The chance of thunderstorms redeveloping later this afternoon and evening at your location is around 20%. There were a few thunderstorms early this . . . → Read More: Thunderstorm Potential

Morning Thunderstorms Weakening As They Move In

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Good morning bloggers,

Here in Kansas City there was quite a bit of lightning around 5:30 AM as the sun was rising. These thunderstorms were weakening and many of our lawns need a good drink of water. Let’s see if they hold together. I will write up another blog later this morning.

Here is the 5:30 AM radar . . . → Read More: Morning Thunderstorms Weakening As They Move In

The Dry First Half Of June May Be About To Change

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Good morning bloggers,

The weather pattern is fairly active across the northern third of the United States. This activity will attempt to shift south over the next few days. There continue to be many areas that have been very dry during this first half of June. If you remember, it was dry for the first 17 days . . . → Read More: The Dry First Half Of June May Be About To Change

Moderate Risk Over Wyoming Today As Heat Builds Over The East

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Good morning bloggers,

Listening and watching the national media today discuss “a major heat wave is happening today and 155 million people are in the path of above average temperatures” is making my eyes roll this morning.  I just saw it again on one of the networks, “Intense Heat Wave”.  I am rolling my eyes again.  The . . . → Read More: Moderate Risk Over Wyoming Today As Heat Builds Over The East