Heavy Rain & Flooding Potential

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Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

This morning: A few showers and thunderstorms staying below severe levels. A few heavy downpours and cloudy skies.  Temperatures will be tropical in the 70s.
This afternoon:  Heating up with high humidity.  High:  85°
Tonight:  A chance of a strong line of thunderstorms with very heavy rain possible between 7 and 10 PM.

A . . . → Read More: Heavy Rain & Flooding Potential

Thunderstorms In The Wednesday Forecast


Good morning bloggers,

Minimal Hurricane Gert with 74 mph winds at its center is tracking harmlessly out to sea over the Atlantic Ocean. You can see Gert on this surface analysis that is valid Wednesday morning, below:

We have another rather interesting summer set-up across the plains states that is in the development phase today. By early Wednesday . . . → Read More: Thunderstorms In The Wednesday Forecast

One Week From The Eclipse


Good morning bloggers,

We are now one week away from the Total Eclipse of the sun that will be tracking across the United States.  Our human brains have a problem in trying to convince ourselves that if you are just outside the total eclipse path, then it will be just about the same as if you are . . . → Read More: One Week From The Eclipse

Will It Be Another Wetter Second Half?

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Good Sunday evening bloggers,

Thank you for being patient, as we have only missed a day or two without a blog entry one or two times in 15 years. I just got back from Table Rock Lake, a great trip. You will have to go to my Facebook page and see Sunny’s new task 0f rescuing people . . . → Read More: Will It Be Another Wetter Second Half?

The Fascinating Cycling Weather Pattern

Cycle 6 August 9

Happy Friday morning bloggers,

We will be introducing you to the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis and our discussion continues on the Weather2020 blog. If you have any questions or thoughts on today’s topics, then go over there and join in the conversation as we share in this fun and educational weather experience.

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

Friday: Incredibly nice weather . . . → Read More: The Fascinating Cycling Weather Pattern

Wednesday Evening T-Storms


Good evening bloggers,

I am down at Table Rock Lake where we may have thunderstorms tomorrow of early Friday.  The weather down here is fantastic and I will share with you a rather interesting picture at the end of this blog. For the KC metro area, we are again on the edge of a developing area of . . . → Read More: Wednesday Evening T-Storms

The Cool August Pattern Continues


Good morning bloggers,

Sunny & I got out early this morning to get some pictures of the sunrise and the moonset, which happen nearly at the same time when there is a full moon. How is the corn doing?  How are the soybeans?  As you can see here, the corn fields on 135th street near Mission Road . . . → Read More: The Cool August Pattern Continues

Wet or Dry? It depends on where you live!


Good morning bloggers,

An active pattern continues. This is quite unusual for early August and we have been setting some record lows. In Kansas City it dropped to 52 degrees Friday morning.  This record cool air mass set the stage for the heavy rain event that was about to happen one day later, and then Saturday the . . . → Read More: Wet or Dry? It depends on where you live!

Another Heavy Rain Event & The Cycling Pattern

August 5-6 Rain South KC

Good Sunday morning bloggers,

Jeff Penner and I just measured 4.78″ of rain here on the Plaza. I measured 3.05″ at my place in Overland Park. Wow! And, once again there were spots that got missed. St. Joseph officially had 0.21″ of rain from the entire event.  The same spots keep getting hit, and the same spots . . . → Read More: Another Heavy Rain Event & The Cycling Pattern

Flash Flood Watch


Good Saturday bloggers,

We are in for a unique and rare August weekend of weather.  Eastern Kansas and western Missouri will be in a zone through Sunday morning where several rounds of thunderstorms will occur, training over some locations, which will cause areas of flash flooding.  Who will see the heaviest rain and best chance for flash . . . → Read More: Flash Flood Watch