Tragedy At Table Rock Lake


Good morning bloggers,

There was a boat tragedy, with at least 13 people dead and this count is likely going to go up as people are still missing, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO yesterday evening.  The system we saw developing over central Kansas turned southeast and tracked right over Table Rock by evening. There should . . . → Read More: Tragedy At Table Rock Lake

Severe Thunderstorm Watch


Good afternoon bloggers,

An outflow boundary is stalling near KC and severe thunderstorms are forming just east of the boundary, and a disturbance is moving our way from the west:

This is the disturbance we are tracking. Large hail and damaging winds are the main risks. Let us know what you experience.


Over 4″ Of Rain & It’s Still Dry?

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Good morning bloggers,

The new drought monitor will come out this morning from the Climate Prediction Center.  It is likely to only change slightly as there are still some spots that keep getting missed.  I measured 3.21″ of rain at my house in Overland Park over the past two days. There was over 4″ of rain over . . . → Read More: Over 4″ Of Rain & It’s Still Dry?

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


Good morning bloggers,

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

Rain is Still Needed


Good Sunday bloggers,

Some locations received some great rain on Saturday, while others were left dry. So, basically this is the same old story. The drought was not dented, so more rain is needed. There are chances the next 5-7 days, but you can probably guess what the trend in the data is showing.

Here are radar estimated . . . → Read More: Rain is Still Needed

The Heat Wave Breaks Today!


Good Saturday bloggers,

The third heat wave of the season has ended. July 11-13, 2018 was the hottest three day stretch since July 24-26, 2012. Also, the 5 year 100° streak ended as well. So, today with highs mostly in the 80s it will feel much better. What would be even better is if we could end . . . → Read More: The Heat Wave Breaks Today!

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


Good morning bloggers,

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