Good morning bloggers,
It will be another great summer day with a few clouds drifting by. Yesterday I didn’t see one cloud the entire day. There are some changes beginning to show up in the longer range, but between now and early next week it is going to begin to sizzle with a continuation of light winds. We will go over the details on 41 Action News today and tonight.
If we go one more week without a hurricane in the Atlantic basin, then we will set a record for the longest start to hurricane season without one hurricane. There have been six named tropical storms (sustained wind speeds of 39 mph or higher, 35 knots) so far this season, but not one that has reached hurricane strength. The water temperatures are above average. Warm water, 80 degrees or higher, is the fuel that hurricanes feed on. And, these water temperatures are more than adequate for the development of tropical systems:
Peak hurricane season is just a week away as well:
Every hurricane and tropical system begins as a cluster of thunderstorms and as these clusters move over the warm waters they can organize into a tropical low or depression. If conditions are favorable, then these tropical depressions will strengthen into tropical storms. With the sea-surface temperatures above average and reduced vertical wind shear in the next two to three weeks we will likely have our first hurricane. But, could we set the record before that first one forms. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two very weak areas of thunderstorms that still pose low risks of developing into anything organized:
As we are one week away from setting this all time latest first hurricane record, Kansas City continues to be in a very dry and quiet weather pattern as well. Our next chance of rain is still over a week away. We will be in search of some weather pattern changes and we will look into the middle of September on 41 Action News today and tonight. Have a great morning and thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog.