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Kansas City’s First Heat Wave Of The Summer Begins Soon

Good morning bloggers,

The streak continues.  There is a chance that it will actually reach 100 degrees later this week on Friday or Saturday, but there is also a reason that it has been almost four years since that number has been reached officially at Kansas City International Airport. It just is not that easy to do. The highest temperature ever recorded in Kansas City happened on August 14, 1936 when it reached 113 degrees.

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The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for bad air pollution today near KC.  An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is also in effect:

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I usually take Sunny The Weather Dog everywhere with me if I get the chance, but not when it gets this hot. Even by 8 or 9 AM it is quite dangerous on days like this week where the sun is shining.  So, please remind your friends and family to be very conscious of this if they are traveling around even doing short errands. Kids and pets left in the car for short periods of time can be deadly.

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The hottest day of the year so far in Kansas City was last Wednesday:

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What is the chance we break this 1409 day streak later this week? I made this movie showing the chances of each high temperature:

Moving Thermometer Hottest Day POPS from Weather2020 on Vimeo.

There is a disturbance moving across the plains, near the Nebraska/Kansas border.  There is a weak disturbance that you can see in the clouds located just northwest of KC.  There is also a small complex of morning thunderstorms over southeastern Arizona that formed over the higher elevations in the monsoon areas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of northern Arizona today.  The cloud cover over Omaha and Lincoln, NE will be monitored closely. Some of these clouds will move over the KC region and this is why the higher heat will more likely begin on Wednesday.

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Have a  great start to your day and thank you for sharing in this weather experience. You can leave your comment here or go over to Weather2020.com and comment over there. I will go over the latest data on 41 Action News.

Gary

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