Another One of those Rain Events


Good Monday bloggers,

Well, here we go again and again and again and again. This next rain event for tonight and Tuesday is turning into a scattered event and the trend is toward less rain as we get closer to it. Sound familiar?

Here is our latest thinking.

A cold front is drifting south across the Plains and it . . . → Read More: Another One of those Rain Events

A Smattering of Rain


Good Sunday bloggers,

We finally have a term for the rainfall pattern this spring and summer, a “smattering.” Before we take a look at the data for the one rain chance during the next 7 days, let’s look at some 2018 rainfall totals from around the area.

Here is the official rainfall total for Kansas City. It is . . . → Read More: A Smattering of Rain

One Main Rain Chance


Good Saturday bloggers,

We are tracking a weak system today that will bring clouds and a few showers. Then, a cold front and system move through Monday-Tuesday. These features will generate showers and thunderstorms, but I am sure you can guess the most likely scenario.

Let’s take a look at how the drought has evolved since May 1st.

The . . . → Read More: One Main Rain Chance

The Monsoon – Tropical Storm Hector – And Why Southern California Weather Is Beautiful & Boring


Good morning bloggers,

I will be leaving for Kauai, Hawaii tomorrow morning.  And, while I am there a potential hurricane will be heading west on a track that will most likely end up south of the Hawaiian Island chain.  Kauai is the farthest west island, and the mountains go just high enough, around 5,000 feet, that the . . . → Read More: The Monsoon – Tropical Storm Hector – And Why Southern California Weather Is Beautiful & Boring

July Statistics Day


Good Wednesday bloggers,

It is hard to believe it is August 1st. The Chiefs have a home game against the Texans next Thursday, time is flying!  The first of August is also know as “July Statistics Day.” July 2018 was quite interesting and we broke a 5 year streak…Finally! On July 12th, we reached 100°, officially at . . . → Read More: July Statistics Day

Enjoy the Next Few Comfortable Mornings


Good Tuesday bloggers,

We had another day where there were a few downpours, but coverage was less that 10%. We are on the western fringe of a departing storm system that brought tons of rain to the Plains, but not in our area. It is amazing how the storm has organized to the east and is bringing . . . → Read More: Enjoy the Next Few Comfortable Mornings

Houston…We Have a Problem


Good Monday bloggers,

We have seen one round of rain after another miss eastern Kansas and northern Missouri. Look at these radar estimated rainfall totals since July 25th.

Rainfall amounts have ranged from 2″ to 7″ from western Nebraska to Oklahoma. The drought has been obliterated from these locations.

Here are the rainfall totals closer to KC, south of . . . → Read More: Houston…We Have a Problem

Dwindling Rain Chances


Good Sunday bloggers,

Once again we had a rain event last night where the main rain tracked well southwest of our area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms occurred across eastern Kansas and western Missouri. We have another chance of rain later tonight and Monday, but it is looking like another scattered event. After this chance, it is looking . . . → Read More: Dwindling Rain Chances

Still a Struggle for Rain


Good Saturday bloggers,

The weather pattern this weekend is set up for several rounds of widespread rain. This is occurring across the Plains, but not in our area. This is one odd weather pattern. One of the reasons is that the dew points are in the 50s and low 60s. This is how a drought can form. . . . → Read More: Still a Struggle for Rain

The Jet Stream Is Reaching Its Weakest Position

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Good morning bloggers,

It’s Friday!!  Here we go again. More rain chances, and the drought strengthens.  Here is the drought monitor that came out yesterday.

The drought that is being experienced near Kansas City is expanding as we move deeper into summer. What is so fascinating is that it ended over parts of southwestern Kansas during the past . . . → Read More: The Jet Stream Is Reaching Its Weakest Position