Heat Wave Watch


Good Saturday bloggers,

We have been targeting this next week for a potential heat wave for quite sometime based on the CPH (Cycling Pattern Hypothesis), and well it is on its way.  The anticyclone, upper level high, or also know as “The Heat Wave Creating Machine” will be heading out of the Rockies this week and extending . . . → Read More: Heat Wave Watch

Dry First Halves Of Months, Wet Second Halves!

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Good morning bloggers,

It’s Friday! This holiday week likely left a few of us trying to figure out what day it was because the 4th of July fell on a Tuesday this year.  Next year it will fall on a Wednesday, and that will be interesting as well. I worked all week, so I know very well . . . → Read More: Dry First Halves Of Months, Wet Second Halves!

Here Comes Some Heat


Good morning bloggers,

Is summer finally settling in? Well, sort of, as we just had a rather interesting July 4th storm system that has weakened and moved off to the east.  The high was only 79 degrees on July 4th and it was cloudy all day until the last 10 minutes of the day as the sun . . . → Read More: Here Comes Some Heat

The Summer Storm Drifts Across Missouri


Good morning bloggers,

The summer storm that impacted a few areas on Independence Day is still alive over Missouri today. Take a look at the surface forecast valid at 4 PM today:

What you are looking at on this map above is the surface flow. It shows that most of the nation has a weak pressure gradient with . . . → Read More: The Summer Storm Drifts Across Missouri

A July 4th Storm

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Good morning & Happy Independence Day,

July 4th storm from Weather2020 on Vimeo.

Take a look at the time-lapse from Overland Park, KS this morning! This is good news for later today, but maybe not such good news for the morning 4th of July parades for the kids.

Kansas City Time-Line:

Now-Noon. Rain likely along and south of I-70, but . . . → Read More: A July 4th Storm

The Holiday Weather Forecast

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Good morning bloggers,

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

Today: Mostly sunny.  There will almost be no wind with a south breeze at 0 – 8 mph.  High:  89°
Tonight: A Clear Sky.  Any chance of an isolated thunderstorm is around 5%.  Low: 70°
4th of July:  Mostly sunny with any chance of rain less than 10%.  High:  87°
Fireworks on Tuesday evening: . . . → Read More: The Holiday Weather Forecast

Tricky 4th of July Forecast


Good Sunday bloggers,

The forecast between this afternoon and Wednesday is quite a challenge, not in the fact that rain is likely, but on the timing and coverage.  So, let’s go through this forecast.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

Now to 3 PM: Dry with highs warming to the mid and upper 80s.

3 PM to Midnight: 20% chance of scattered . . . → Read More: Tricky 4th of July Forecast

4th of July Weekend Forecast Update


Good Saturday bloggers,

The 4th of July weekend is here and it is starting great, but we simply cannot keep rain out of the forecast through Tuesday.  Before we get to the forecast, it is July 1st, or better known as “June Statistics Day!”

The month was drier than average on the 28th, then we had a series . . . → Read More: 4th of July Weekend Forecast Update

A Look Into The 4th of July Holiday Weekend Forecast


Good morning bloggers,

Whew, what a few days across the plains states.  A wet summer pattern has set up and it isn’t ending anytime real soon. There is another storm system that is cycling through that fits our Cycling Pattern Hypothesis well.  This next system is due in early next week and we will take a look . . . → Read More: A Look Into The 4th of July Holiday Weekend Forecast

Monitoring Radar Closely

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Good afternoon everyone,

It may have calmed down for now, but could thunderstorms fire back up? It was only in the 60s at noon. The big question now is will the atmosphere recover, warm up? The days are longest right now, so there is time.

Take a look at this radar:

That thin line near Wichita, KS was caused . . . → Read More: Monitoring Radar Closely