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Smoke and Thunderstorms

Good Monday evening bloggers,

The weather has calmed down a bit, but that will change in a day or two.  First, during this calm weather we have had a milky, whitish haze in the sky.  Sunday evening it became thick and gray.  This is smoke at 20,000-30,000 feet from massive wildfires in Alaska and northwest Canada.  We are in northwest flow and this smoke is being transported right into the middle of the country.  Here is a video Gary shot Sunday evening, quite odd looking

VISIBLE SATELLITE FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON: The smooth white from KC north is the smoke plume.  You can see it extends all the way north into Canada.

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Now we turn our attention to the chance of thunderstorms.  A front will be forming and stalling from Nebraska to northern Missouri.  The flow aloft is from the northwest.  This is the set up for thunderstorms tomorrow night as a disturbance runs along this front.  It looks like the heaviest will track from northern to southeast Missouri with KC on the edge.  We will know more tomorrow, but below is the latest rainfall forecast for Tuesday night-Thursday.  Flooded areas near St. Louis look to get hammered.  Not only is there a chance Tuesday night, but more thunderstorms may form in the zone to our northeast Wednesday-Thursday.

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Have a great week.

Jeff

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