The Cool Spell Is Right On Schedule

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Good morning bloggers,

I am not sure how many of you have had a day like we had yesterday, but it was literally the longest day of my life.  Think about it.  I was up around sunrise in Venice, Italy at 5:21 AM.  We flew to Frankfurt, Germany, caught a flight to Chicago, IL, and landed before sunset, which was 8:27 PM, or 3:27 AM Venice, Italy time. So, that means Andy and I just experienced a day that lasted almost 24 hours, 22 hours & 6 minutes from sunrise to sunset.  Wow!  And, the best part about coming west, and getting home and to sleep around 1 AM, is that there isn’t any real jet lag.  Going the other was is where you get the jet lag.

What I missed yesterday:

Joel Ecton tweeted out these two pictures of a severe thunderstorm rolling into KC Wednesday afternoon.  this brought KCI another 0.20″ to add onto our total in the contest.  And, now a cool air mass is in place, and I am sure many of you may realize this as it this is the Polar Vortex part of the LRC over these next ten days or so.  Exactly on cycle to today from January 20th to today.  Remember the hyped up ridiculous cold that happened for the, sorry to bring it up, Chiefs loss at home against the Patriots (It still stings a little)?  The cold ended up arriving, but the coldest air arrived around a week later.  It was 51° for the low this morning. The record low was 47° and the record lows do not get that cool again until August 24th.

Let’s look at a week from now:

The map above shows the forecast 500 mb flow (18,000 feet above us) valid one week from today.  The Polar Vortex, a summer version of it, is seen with the upper low due north of KC over northern Canada.  An upper high is over central Canada, and then a strong upper level storm for the last day of spring is tracking into the northern plains later next week.  This type of weather pattern will result in a few severe weather risks across the plains and high rainfall totals once again. KC has not been the target since this month began, so will just have to see how it sets up.  Here is the rainfall forecast from last night’s European Model:

The European Model and a few other models have wide spread 2″ to 6″ totals in our area during the next 10 days.

I have one more day off to recover and get ready for Friday Night In The Big Town on KSHB-TV.  I will be on Sportsradio 810 WHB today.  Right now I am taking Sunny The Weather Dog out for a walk and I will check in later after a workout to see how everyone is doing.  It is great to be back in the USA!  Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the weather blog!

Gary

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I do believe my heat kicked on for a few minutes early this AM. Can’t recall that happening in June, ever.

Ted in STJOE
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So far this spring and ultimately this summer remind me a lot of 1974. A very cold and spring and summer. It was truly the summer that was not.
St. Joseph set a record low this morning a 48° previous low was 50° set in two years quite a few years ago.

Awesome photo of the Liberty Memorial.

I can honestly say the cool weather is okay, saves a lot of money on the electric bill, we need dry weather in order for the streets to be repaired and the construction industry to continue the booming economy.

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Gary: Happy Thursday to you sir!! First and foremost welcome back!!!! Hope your trip was most wonderful….from the looks and sounds of it it was fantastic…so happy for you!!! Secondly…my gosh what an absolutely gorgeous week of June weather….inmho this is as about as good as you can get for this time of year….spectacular!! It has been a while which I’m sure to many on here that is not a bad thing LOL as I have been trying to keep up with mowing….not only my property but my neighbors as well which combined is probably around 20 acres of mowing… Read more »

Mike H
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Mike H

Hi Bill, talked to my friend in Lawrence and he sounds like he won’t be able to get on the lake this summer—it’s too full to let boats on the water. What a year it has been.

Nate
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Something tells me this is going to be “the summer that wasn’t”

thetophat
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thetophat

2004 all over again………..

Ted in STJOE
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1974

KS Jones
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The average high temperature on this day (25 miles north of Manhattan) is 84°. We’ll be a bit shy of that today, but the 10-day forecast shows the temperatures will be higher and we’re expected to hit 91° Saturday.
Got 1/8” of rain on the 11th, and that took out total for this month to 1/4”. The 10-day forecast shows we can expect only 1.25” , which would bring us to 1.5” on the 22nd, and our average rainfall for June is 5.4”.

Miss Jess
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Miss Jess

Gary,
My family and I are going down to Table Rock the week of the 4th… do you think it’ll be somewhat dry? Good boat weather? Thanks!

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Urbanity

Gary, I follow you and the NOAA (NWS) forecasts, the NOAA really paints a dry picture out here in central Kansas for the next 7 days (less than .50″), and this is on the heals of 3 weeks of relatively dry weather. We had storms roll thru here Tuesday night but I recorded about 15/100 only. So even though lakes and rivers are full it has been relatively dry for June. My forecast of 3.45″ for KC by months end looks heavy based on long range precip forecasts for KCI, but might be light for Overland Park. When do you… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

That top photo of the Liberty Memorial is AWESOME! Kudos to the photographer. And welcome back to wet and wild KC, Gary. Can’t wait to see what the next ten days hold.

Urbanity
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Urbanity

Is it just me or does the monument look like……….ah nevermind. Regarding the next ten days, “it’s gonna be cool, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s going to last you for the rest of your summer”.
I wonder if that perma ridge that Gary pointed to early in the LRC year along the western Arkansas N-S line is what’s causing most of the heavier rains to occur a little to our south and east at this time.

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The GFS seems to be all over the place. How stable and how reliable can this model really be? Happy Friday Eve! Enjoying the weather at Padre Island, will be back home this weekend to mow, maybe.

Mike
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