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A Massive Change In The Weather Pattern In Around Two Weeks

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Good morning bloggers,

What we have all been waiting for will arrive in around 15 more days. The pattern we are currently in is the old pattern that set up last October.  It was the worst pattern ever, in my opinion, for the Kansas City region for enjoying the results and fulfillment of our weather hobbies. Again, . . . → Read More: A Massive Change In The Weather Pattern In Around Two Weeks

Major Changes Are Showing Up In The Weather Pattern

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Good morning bloggers,

There is a hot pattern continuing as the old LRC continues to dominate our weather across the North America.  There are some major changes showing up, however.  Fall begins Saturday night, and this is when the sun sets at the North Pole. The new LRC likely truly begins setting up around the time this . . . → Read More: Major Changes Are Showing Up In The Weather Pattern

Here We Go Again, One Last Time

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Good morning bloggers,

While the east coast has yet another major rain event, after a lot of snow events this past winter, Kansas City is likely again in the “wrong spot” for the end of the week wet system. Just yesterday I argued that it would bring us some badly needed rain, since it has been dry . . . → Read More: Here We Go Again, One Last Time

A Tropical System In The Pacific To Monitor

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Good morning bloggers,

The National Hurricane Center has placed a 70% chance of tropical storm development near Baja California in the next five days.  This is a system that we will be paying close attention to as well, as the pattern becomes favorable for bringing moisture from this systems and spreading it our way this weekend.  The . . . → Read More: A Tropical System In The Pacific To Monitor

Florence Rainfall & The Last Days of Summer

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Good Sunday bloggers,

Florence is still moving slowly west across South Carolina. Since the heaviest rain bands have been northeast of the center, this has put southeast North Carolina in the middle of the insane rain. How much has occurred?

You can see from the radar estimated totals that southeast North Carolina is clearly the location that had . . . → Read More: Florence Rainfall & The Last Days of Summer

Florence Update and Our Next Chance of Rain

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Good Saturday bloggers,

Florence made landfall Friday morning around 7 AM near Wilmington, NC as a category 1. As we have been saying, wind has been an issue, but the rain is going to be a huge problem.

These are the wind observations from 8 AM Saturday. On land the wind was 15-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Look at . . . → Read More: Florence Update and Our Next Chance of Rain

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

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Good morning bloggers,

At 7 AM eastern time it appears that we have had the outer edge of the hurricane make landfall.  This is a minimal CAT 1 hurricane and it will weaken as it moves inland away from its energy source over the warm Atlantic waters.  Speaking of water, this is one of the biggest threats . . . → Read More: Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Catastrophic Flooding Possible from Florence

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Good Thursday bloggers,

Florence was moving northwest at 17 mph on Wednesday. Now, it is moving west-northwest at 5 mph. This slow down was expected, but it is the slow movement that is going to cause issues. Yes, wind will be a problem, but the rain and flooding will be the biggest problem as rainfall at the . . . → Read More: Catastrophic Flooding Possible from Florence

Florence Update

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Good Wednesday bloggers,

Hurricane Florence is a category 3 and will maintain its strength as it makes it to the North Carolina coast Thursday night and Friday. It may briefly become a cat 4 as it moves over the warm gulf stream waters. It only needs 10 mph more winds to become a cat 4.

As of 4:30 . . . → Read More: Florence Update

Where Will Powerful Hurricane Florence Track?

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Good morning bloggers,

Hurricane Florence is still a CAT 4 hurricane this morning.  It will be moving over very warm waters and as it approaches the coast on Thursday afternoon/Thursday night it may slow down a bit. The steering currents weaken considerably by Thursday. The momentum of the west-norwest movement will likely still take this system and . . . → Read More: Where Will Powerful Hurricane Florence Track?