…100s return today. And the heat builds through early next week, hence our latest excessive heat warning through Wednesday.
Let’s get through the weekend, first:
Yesterday’s high, only 96 degrees felt nice, didn’t it? By Monday, Summer’s back to its old tricks:
The upper ridge, shown by the big blue H, centers over KC. Remember, on a plot like this, the white lines represent heights. They’re like elevation contours on a terrain map, except they show the height of a constant pressure surface. The white line that sort of encircles KC represents 5940 meters above sea level is the point where the pressure has dropped off to 500 mb, roughly half what it is near earth’s surface.
Plots like this are good at pinpointing large scale weather patterns…i.e. the hot one centered right over KC. Summer Bummer continues.
I think we could make it to around 108 early next week…with the ridge dampening by next weekend bringing 90s. But 100s are in the forecast for the next 7 days! Keep cool!
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