“Sweaty” Roads & The Same Pattern Continues To Cycle

Good morning bloggers,

Let’s begin with an interesting phenomenon;  “sweaty” roads.  Warm and moist air is flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and it has made it into Kansas City. It has caused the roads to become saturated. In fact all surfaces such as roads, parking lots, decks, driveways, and patios have gotten soaking wet with no rain falling at all.  There are even puddles.  Take a look at Sunny The Weather Dog showing us this interesting weather development:


As it is all wet in KC from the sweaty roads, I doubt this phenomenon happens in Amarillo, TX very often.  They are now up to their 125th day in a row without any rain or snow.  The previous record was 75 days. Do you realize how incredible this continues to become? The record has now been smashed by 50 days and there is no end in sight. Take a look at this:


This morning, I decided to just call up this 16 day total before even looking at the weather pattern that is causing it. Well, first of all we are sharing with you an incredible meteorological discovery in the LRC. So, many of you already know that “the same” pattern continues to cycle and it will continue until late September.  But it doesn’t mean it still won’t surprise us at times. It is “the same, but different” (Gary England 2010).  There will be seasonal differences that we experience at the surface, but the same pattern continues.  Look at that rainfall pattern. The Texas Panhandle into eastern New Mexico continues to be at the epicenter of the expanding and developing drought.

This Drought Monitor graphic was just published this morning from the Climate Prediction Center:

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We will discuss the latest model trends in the comments section over on Weather2020.com. Click on the blog over there. Have a great morning and thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring the LRC. Let us know if you have any questions or comments.


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