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.