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Slight Risk Of Severe Weather Tonight

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4 PM Update:

A Tornado Watch was issued for northwestern Missouri later this afternoon. We will be monitoring this are closely. The main severe weather risk type is damaging winds later this evening.

The risk is definitely there, but there are still many questions on how this will evolve. We will go over the details on 41 Action . . . → Read More: Slight Risk Of Severe Weather Tonight

Water Shortage Concerns Grow

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Good morning bloggers,

Cameron, MO has suggested to their residents to begin rationing water; from their facebook page in Cameron, “Conditions have not improved and the lack of considerable precipitation has dropped our raw water level to below 50%. A declaration of water shortage Alert was enacted when our raw water supply fell below this level.  During . . . → Read More: Water Shortage Concerns Grow

Will It Turn Wet Or Not?

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Good morning bloggers,

The only alerts that are numerous this morning are the smog alerts, the ozone alerts in gray.  It is a fairly quiet morning across the United States when it comes to watches, warnings, and advisories.  There are complexes of thunderstorms, however:

There is a disturbance coming our way, and yet we are not sure if . . . → Read More: Will It Turn Wet Or Not?

If we are going to avoid a drought, then………..

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Good morning bloggers,

If we are going to avoid a drought, then a few things must happen and soon.  As we cycle into the summer version of this years pattern, the jet stream will continue to weaken and lift north. The jet stream is caused by temperature contrasts.  As we move through late spring and summer, the . . . → Read More: If we are going to avoid a drought, then………..

The Cap & The Chance Of Overnight Thunderstorms

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Good morning bloggers,

Get ready for a hot Friday afternoon in Kansas City. Today may be a rather exciting day for me, as I will likely be interviewing Al Roker this afternoon on our 4 PM newscast.  What should I ask him?  There is a risk of severe weather to our north tonight.  There is also a . . . → Read More: The Cap & The Chance Of Overnight Thunderstorms

Another Miss For KC

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Good morning bloggers,

I titled the blog “Another Miss For KC” because it is sprinkling this morning despite a spinning disturbance perfectly located to bring a solid inch of rain to the Kansas City community.   Take a look at the rainfall totals estimated as of 7:15 AM:

This system did about what I expected it to do. . . . → Read More: Another Miss For KC

Severe Weather Risks Next Few Days

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Good afternoon bloggers,

This weather pattern continues to amaze us with some extremes.  Just look at the difference from April to May.  This is a huge contrast. KC has been thrust from Winter to Summer with around a three week period of spring, well it seems anyway.  A front stalled just north of KC and we ended . . . → Read More: Severe Weather Risks Next Few Days

Thunderstorms Approaching Tuesday Night

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Good late evening or early morning bloggers,

6:50 aM Update:  The thunderstorms did end up falling apart, but after they produced a few heavy downpours.  St. Joseph, MO finally had one of the better thunderstorms with over an inch reported.  Other areas were hit and miss, including my place in Overland Park that only received 0.17″.

I have . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms Approaching Tuesday Night

Drought Extends Out Into Northern Missouri: A Look At The LRC Cycles

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Good morning bloggers,

I will begin todays blog entry with Sunny The Weather Dog showing the tops of old thunderstorms.  These thick anvil cirrus clouds were what was leftover after Kansas thunderstorms fell apart long before they made it into eastern Kansas.  At this time of the year this is a very difficult thing to happen, to . . . → Read More: Drought Extends Out Into Northern Missouri: A Look At The LRC Cycles

Alberto Will Make Landfall Today

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Good morning bloggers,

Subtropical Storm Alberto is likely just now becoming a more true tropical storm this morning. Thunderstorms are wrapping around the center of this system, which is about to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle coast.  This is a storm that was predicted to be a potential early season storm months ago by Weather2020, LLC. . . . → Read More: Alberto Will Make Landfall Today