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Clouds From Irma Make It All The Way To Kansas

Good morning bloggers,

A swirling band of showers and thunderstorms moved off the west coast of Africa on August 26th and then Tropical Storm Irma formed a few days later near the Cape Verde Islands. Irma strengthened into a CAT 5 hurricane as it blasted some of the islands like St. Martin with a direct hit before tracking just north of Puerto Rico. A few days later Irma drifted into the north coast of Cuba where it weakened as the eye went over some land areas. The storm then turned north and wobbled into the Florida Keys and then tracked across the sunshine state.  The clouds have now made their way into Kansas this morning. Here is Sunny The Weather Dog showing off the clouds:

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Weak Hurricane Jose can be seen as well as the cloud cover from the remnants of Irma backing into Oklahoma and Kansas this morning.  Jose is forecast to do a big loop and then likely stay off the east coast of the United States. We still have to monitor Jose closely.  We just passed the peak of hurricane season. I looked into the pattern and just as the new Cycling Pattern sets up according to my hypothesis there will be another chance of a major hurricane developing later in September or early in October. Between now and then the tropics should quiet down just a bit.

Where is the rain? In KC today is our 16th day in a row without any measurable rain, barely even a drop in most areas. This dry trend will continue for a few more days.  September is not supposed to be this dry?  We will look deeper into the pattern in tomorrows blog.

Have a great day and thank you for participating and sharing in this weather experience featuring Weather2020 and the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis.

Gary

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