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Big Changes In The Next Week

Good morning bloggers,

We are having some gorgeous fall weather, while at the same time major flooding is in progress over the Lone Star state of Texas.  The pattern has started very wet down there, and it also started very wet in KC.  As November is approaching we are continuing to see the massive change in the pattern. It is still evolving and quite fascinating.  This map below shows the 500 mb flow valid next Thursday, one week from now.  The 500 mb flow is the best level of  the atmosphere to find storm systems, and to track storm systems. it is around half way up in weight of the atmosphere.  The pressure at the top of Earths atmosphere is zero, or zero weight, and at the surface there is an average pressure of 1013.25 mb. So, 500 mb is about half way up, and this weight level is in the troposphere around 18,000 feet above us.  This map below shows a mostly zonal flow component, with still some strong systems anchoring the pattern over the Gulf of Alaska and over eastern Canada.  What will happen with this energy in the next two weeks will be interesting to watch unfold.

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For now, Kansas City is in great shape for some beautiful fall weather. While, at the same time, we must watch another tropical system track into Mexico and head towards TX next week.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Mostly sunny and just a bit cool. High:  65°
  • Tonight: Increasing clouds with a chance of a few light rain showers.  Low:  49°
  • Friday:  Morning clouds and maybe a few showers. The chance of rain is 30%.  High:  62°
  • Saturday:  Mostly sunny. High:  61°
  • Sunday:  Mostly sunny with a few high clouds. Cooler with a high: 54°  Dry for Sunday night football and in the 40s.

Have a great day!

Gary

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