Good morning bloggers,

We will begin with a recap of July. Here in Kansas City the hottest temperature once again fell short of 100 degrees.  It did come rather close with two days reaching 98 degrees, and on these two days the humidity was just out of control. I am not sure that I have seen 98 degrees with 80 degree dew points in KC before, and it lead to the first of two huge thunderstorm events. The first one missed KCI Airport with only 0.04″. The second big thunderstorm event did strike the official recording station and 4.37″ fell on the night of the 26th with up to 8 inches of rain, mostly falling in 3 hours, over the southern KC metro area which lead to significant flash flooding.

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August is going to be another entertaining month for us weather enthusiasts.  How are the corn and soy bean crops doing for the farmers out there. Let us know.  Here in KC the corn just looks so healthy. I will try to take a picture of the one near my house with Sunny the Weather Dog in the next couple of days. The pattern continues to cycle according to my hypothesis.  Here is how the month lines up. We may be off a day here or there, but these month long forecasts have been coming in quite accurate.

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A strong summer cold front is developing and tracking across the northern plains. It will move into the Great Lakes and central plains on Thursday.  Here is a forecast valid at 4 PM tomorrow:

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The models have been showing a broken line of showers and thunderstorms near the trailing cold front across Kansas Thursday.  The more organized area of thunderstorms is forecast to be located and developing over Minnesota and Wisconsin. This is a rather strong cold front for early August, but not unheard of. This is not a fall cold front, and it is directly related to this part of the cycling pattern as I showed in yesterdays blog.

Have a great day and thank you for participating and sharing in this weather experience.  We continue to have a great weather discussion on the Weather2020 blog, so join in if you want, or comment here.

Gary