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A Fall Change Finally Arrives This Week

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Good morning bloggers,

In July, Kansas City had 20 days in a row 85° or hotter. This happened from July 6th to July 25th.  KC then went through all of August without even a five day stretch of 85° or hotter.  Today will be the seventh day in a row of 85° or hotter, but then the . . . → Read More: A Fall Change Finally Arrives This Week

Change Around the Corner

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Good Sunday bloggers,

We are in for yet another day of hot and humid very early Fall weather as much cooler and wet conditions are ongoing in the western Plains.  Let’s go through the change in weather and we will have an update on Maria.

This a pretty interesting Sunday morning satellite picture as we see Maria east . . . → Read More: Change Around the Corner

Slowly Approaching Change

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Good Saturday bloggers,

We are in for more very warm to hot and humid weather for this first full weekend of fall.  There is a fall like change about one half a state away, but it is moving at a snails pace.  Also, Maria is still lurking  and we will look at the latest on her as . . . → Read More: Slowly Approaching Change

Open Your Scientific & Artistic Minds To This One: Matthew & Maria

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Good Friday Night In The Big Town bloggers,

We have been sharing a likely connection from earlier cycles to this active hurricane season in this blog.  As we showed you, we made a strong case that Tropical Storm Cindy was related to Major Hurricane Harvey. We made a prediction in this blog 55 days before the eclipse . . . → Read More: Open Your Scientific & Artistic Minds To This One: Matthew & Maria

Climate Prediction Center Issues La Niña Watch

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Good morning bloggers,

ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Watch
Synopsis: There is an increasing chance (~55-60%) of La Niña during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18.

Over the last month, equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were near-to-below average across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean (Fig. 1). ENSO-neutral conditions were apparent in the weekly fluctuation of Niño-3.4 . . . → Read More: Climate Prediction Center Issues La Niña Watch

Hurricane Maria Bombards Puerto Rico, Then Moves Out Over Water Again

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Good morning bloggers,

The eye of Major Hurricane Maria with 150 mph winds sustained around the eye wall is nearly over San Juan, Puerto Rico as of 7:30 AM this morning.  Puerto Rico is a mountainous island with 3,000 to 4,000 foot peaks and this will help weaken the hurricane just a bit while it traverses and . . . → Read More: Hurricane Maria Bombards Puerto Rico, Then Moves Out Over Water Again

160 mph Sustained Winds Approach Puerto Rico

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Good morning bloggers,

Here is a visible satellite picture showing Jose and Maria early this morning:

The island of Dominica got obliterated last night by Major Hurricane Maria.  Maria made a direct hit on this island. Martinique was hit as well, but likely not quite as bad as Dominica.   Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica said, . . . → Read More: 160 mph Sustained Winds Approach Puerto Rico

Tracking Jose, Maria, and a Gradual Change In The Weather Pattern

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Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City did it again. We just experienced a completely dry first half of a month, and the second half of the month is now much wetter.  An area of thunderstorms and rain is moving across eastern Kansas into western Missouri this morning.  This is being caused by a series of weak waves aloft . . . → Read More: Tracking Jose, Maria, and a Gradual Change In The Weather Pattern

Dry Spell to Deluge

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Good Sunday,

We had a strong cold front move through Saturday night and it made it’s presence known as we had a night of very heavy thunderstorms in Kansas City.  The good news is that the rest of the day will be mostly dry with highs around 70°.

Here are the radar estimated rainfall totals from last night, . . . → Read More: Dry Spell to Deluge

Increasing Thunderstorm Chances

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Good Saturday,

We have not seen measurable rain since August 27th, a 20 day dry spell, including today.  Yes, the Indians winning streak ended before our dry spell, and the Royals are mathematically in it, so there is a chance.  The Chiefs have a big game on Sunday and will it rain for the game?  We will . . . → Read More: Increasing Thunderstorm Chances