Today’s Pool Forecast:
- Big cumulus clouds forming, towering, and a few possibly developing into a thunderstorm. Isolated Thunderstorms are likely with the chance at any one location 20%. High: 93°
- There will be light winds with high humidity. There may be some rather gusty winds near the thunderstorms
Cumulus will begin building before noon. Let’s keep our eye to the sky!
We have now made it to July 17th and the Kansas City area continues to dry out. The weather has been pretty nice for summertime, but we need rain. Yesterday there were a few very small showers and thunderstorms, but they had some really interesting features including this one that produced a funnel cloud:
Connie Robinson took this picture from up near Leavenworth, KS last night around 7 PM. The small thunderstorm was able to produce this tight funnel. There will be a few cumulus clouds building up before noon with again a very slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
An extremely strong anticyclone formed by yesterday evening. The heights reached record levels over parts of Ohio and Indiana when they got over 600 dm. And, this high height area formed right over the same spot that the upper low formed last week. This is now weakening and shifting south as the Superstorm Sandy part of the pattern dives in. Take a look:
The upper low, that formed over Ohio last Friday, moved southwest to eastern New Mexico today. It has been producing a cool wet swath of summer rain and thunderstorms for days now. Of course, it missed our area as we continue to be in the wrong spot with every one of these rain chances. It should have been much wetter this month, but it has not been. Some spots have barely had any measurable rain at all as mentioned in yesterday’s blog. Our next good chance is Friday night, but that is already becoming suspect for our area and I have concerns. Between now and the end of the month we see around three or four more good chances as the weather pattern continues to cycle according to the LRC. We are going into the Superstorm Sandy part of the cycling weather pattern and two or three more weak cold fronts will make their way into our area. As the pattern continues to cycle we have identified the first half of August as the most likely period of time to have a legitimate heat wave in our area, so it better rain between now and then. We are currently in the very weak summer-time version of the cycling weather pattern and a storm did dig right over the plains in each cycle, and this is again forecast to happen in a very weak way early next week. This should provide us with a good chance of thunderstorms. So, we will have two decent shots at rain within the next seven days. Let’s see if we get missed again. If you would like to see how the first cycle of this year’s LRC compares with what is happening in the next week then click on this link: Weather 2020 Blog
Last night, Jack Harry enjoyed the Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” moment during Major League Baseball’s Allstar game:
Have a great Wednesday and we will keep you updated on these slight rain chances on 41 Action News.