A Storm Moves Into The Western States

/A Storm Moves Into The Western States

A Storm Moves Into The Western States

Good morning bloggers,

As a storm heads into the western states, high pressure is dominating the Great Lakes back into the plains states.  Remember, the wind blows away from high pressure and towards low pressure. A high pressure area is right near the Mississippi River this morning and you can see the wind flow around this system:


This high pressure area will actually back in over Missouri today, and then it will begin moving away and the temperatures will start warming up big time. It will remain dry through early next week as we wait for the next storm system. Here is a look at the low rainfall total in the first eight days of June in Kansas City:



Let’s look at the developing pattern. A series of storm systems is moving into the western United States right now with Snow levels lowering to 7,500 feet over the weekend near and just north of Lake Tahoe. We are in the part of the cycling pattern that has produced huge wet storm systems in that region in each cycle. We are currently in the fifth LRC cycle and exactly 59 days ago they had another three feet of snow in Lake Tahoe over a three day storm.  As this storm moves inland it will produce the conditions for a huge warm up with moisture surging in from the Gulf of Mexico.  Here is a surface forecast map that I plotted valid on Sunday evening:


Let’s see how this sets up. In the mean time, it will be another incredibly nice day in Kansas City as the Royals try to win 3 out of 4 from the Houston Astros. The Royals are only 4 1/2 games out of first place. Sports can be quite fascinating. Don’t give up yet.

Have a great day and thank you for reading the blog today!


2017-06-09T06:56:10+00:00 June 8th, 2017|General|8 Comments


  1. CRW June 8, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Wow, looks dry again….

  2. REAL HUMEDUDE June 8, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    actually, GFS indicating a wet NW flow pattern setting up by next weekend. Showing several waves of MCS rolling through the region. We will be drying up by then for sure and needing a drink, let’s hope that materializes as we are in the normal summer time pattern now that typically only offers 4-5 decent chances per month.
    On bright note, we got about 150 acres of hay down right now that should due to bale later today. The red clover is as good this year as we have ever seen, not kidding we have 4′ tall clover in spots and we are in fat city, USA.

    • Three7s June 8, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      That’s why I’m not too worried about drought. I think there will be enough of a NW flow this summer to provide some MCSs at times.

  3. CRW June 8, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

    I hope that you are right. If it doesn’t rain, we will be hurting.

    • Joe June 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply


      Up until now, I honestly thought you were joking. Even if we do stay dry for awhile, it would take some time for most areas to be in any serious drought

  4. CRW June 8, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    I live further to the northeast in SE iowa. The lawn is dry and turning brown. Having to water the garden every couple of days. Now it’s going to get hot….

    • joe June 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Ahhh, okay, makes a little more sense now. Hope you get the moisture you need

      • Gary June 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

        Joe, and everyone else, we are in the process of combining the blogs. This blog will become a free blog as we turn off the paywall. This will be done over the next couple of weeks and we are in the process of testing some things out now. Can you see the other blog entry that was posted this afternoon?


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