June Statistics Day & 20 Years Ago

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Good morning bloggers,

It was 20 years ago today that I started on KSHB-TV, debuting on the air on July 1, 1999 after taking six months off due to a no compete clause in my contract.  During those six months off I saw my first tornado, learned more about my Cycling Pattern Hypothesis, and prepared to be the Chief Meteorologist at 41 Action News.  It was a couple years later where we started the weather blog that continues today right here, and the bloggers named my hypothesis the LRC.  Here are some promos that aired before I came back on the air, and then one that premiered 20 years ago today:

The promos with Windy The Weather Dog were used wisely by our promotions team as they weren’t allowed to mention that I was coming back on the air July 1.  Windy went up on billboards all over the city as well.  And, then this second one was creatively made with some tremendous help of The New Theatre Restaurant, “Hello Gary”.  My brother found these and got them in digital format and send them to me last week.  Thank you Scott for that.  So, what do you think?

June Stats (KCI Airport):

Today is June Statistics Day!  As you can see above, Kansas City ended up with 7.64″ of rain during the month. It was 93° just two days ago, and it almost dipped into the 40s, but fell just short  on the 11th, and 13th. The temperatures came in almost exactly average with the mean temperature being 0.2° above average.

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

  • Today:  Mostly sunny, hot, and humid.  Light south to southwest winds of calm to 10 mph.  High:  90°
  • Tonight:  Clear and mild.  Light winds with a low of 72°
  • Tuesday:  Mostly sunny and a bit cooler. A few afternoon clouds with a high of 87°
  • Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.  High:  86°

The “ring of fire”, where thunderstorms form around the summer time upper level ridge, developed over the weekend and produced high rainfall amounts in complexes of thunderstorms moving across the Dakota’s and turning southeast over Illinois.  This continues to be north of KC, and it may shift south closer to our region in the next week.  It is something we will discuss in more detail soon.

There is a disturbance heading our way from the west, while at the same time we are under a circulation from a disturbance tracking west over Texas.  What is left of Alvin, the first named storm in the Pacific this season, is moving our way from the west.  We will be on the southern edge of this system tomorrow night into Wednesday.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the weather blog featuring the LRC.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Gary

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Helen

Congratulations on your 20 years on KSHB anniversary!

Alexander
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Alexander

Gary just wanted to say congratulations on the 20 wonderful years on KSHB! A very impressive accomplishment but what is more impressive is just how much you mean to this city. Here’s to 20 more (if we the viewers may be so lucky)!

EastOfEden
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EastOfEden

Warm cycle!

July: average or slightly above average temps, in the form of typical highs with warm lows. Similar precipitation to June. So not too different from July 1993, actually, just a bit less extreme.

Cycle 6 ends around the 27th.

Bill in Lawrence
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Gary:

Happy Monday evening to you sir!!

Many congrats on the 20 year anniversary at KSHB!!! I remember all of that very well!!! Many congrats!!!

I for sure do not have a good enough handle on the summer version of this LRC to give an amount of rain for July, but I am 100% convinced it will be nothing like July of 2018!!!

Have a great Monday night

Bill in Washington Creek Valley in Lawrence

LenexaGirl
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LenexaGirl

i really dont think its going to rain that much this months just hot

Johnny
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Johnny

😂

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

and you are basing that on….

steve p
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steve p

Those promos were actually pretty clever for local tv. But I only watch tv for Chiefs, Royals, special events and of course, for our anniversary weatherman, Gary, when I’m in town. Congrats to you. We had 7.16″ for June and 18.01 since May 3rd (first day got fancy weather station so wasnt for the full month) SE of Zona about 5 miles near Gary’s pal (he knows who). We all miss Windy. As George Carlin says, life is a series of dogs. Dosent make it any easier tho when one fetches his last stick. At least they’re in dog heaven… Read more »

JoeK
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JoeK

Gary,

Hands down best part, the negotiation where he says,” NO cats in the studio”. Loved it.

C.C
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C.C

This has been the wettest driest year possible. So much rain but they really haven’t been soaking storms. So much rain in so little time it just runs off and doesn’t saturate the earth except in the river basins. Yards shouldn’t even have a tint of brown to them.

Larry
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Larry

I had 9.23″ for June and 12.37″ for May in NW Lawrence. I sure hope that we don’t get any rain over 5″ for July. I’m at 31.89″ for the year to date.

Ross (N. Overland Park)
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Ross (N. Overland Park)

Back when you had some hair on your head. Those throwback vids are awesome. I remember when you left the other channel and was sad until you came back on the air. Happy Anniversary!

Nick
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Nick

-63F here 39,222 ft over the north Atlantic on my way home back to St. Joe.

Ryan Johnson
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Ryan Johnson

How about that crazy amount of hail in the Mexico hail storm? 3 feet!?

f00dl3
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f00dl3

I wonder if the fact the jet stream is retreating SO FAR north is a sign maybe of the next LRC setting up. Maybe the high pressure over us right now being stronger causing our dry stretch is not entirely the wettest LRC on record. In addition, the tropical storm remnants which may impact us only do more to shove the flow further north – which may keep us in the anticyclone another week longer than the LRC would permit.

Mr. Pete
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Mr. Pete

The 4th of July is only three days away.

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

And Christmas in July begins today!

Johnny
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Johnny

Stop wishing your life away

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

So is craig the official winner of the rainfall contest?

KirksvilleDave
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KirksvilleDave

In Kirksville we got about 6.8” for the month.

Michael Casteel
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Michael Casteel

Here are my June totals for Maryville. I recorded 10 rain events for the month. The least total was .02″ on the 20th of June. The most was on .73″ on June 21st. The month total was 3.45″. I got a feeling July is going to be cooler and wetter than June! Have a great day Bloggers!
Michael

Kadens Mom
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Kadens Mom

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