Good morning bloggers,
Kansas City’s weather could not be any calmer. High pressure is overhead, and it is going to stay overhead in response to Tropical Storm Barry’s influence. And, then we are monitoring the track of Barry. The NAM model has been consistently turning Barry towards KC, while most other models head it off towards eastern Missouri. We will be monitoring this closely. As we dry out for a few more days, remember the “blizzard part of the cycling pattern” is due back in before the end of the month. That part of the pattern has produced significant precipitation in every cycle.
Tropical Storm Barry Intensifies:
Why do cumulus clouds grow? When the air is forced to rise, condensation occurs. Every time water vapor condenses into tiny cloud droplets heat is released. This heat that is released causes even stronger rising motion and the cloud will grow with additional condensation causing the clouds to build. A thunderstorm releases a lot of heat, and then eventually the cloud may start producing rain, or encounter drier air, and the evaporation causes the cloud to cool. This evaporation is the exact opposite of condensation and the cloud or thunderstorm will gradually dissipate. When thunderstorms form over the center of the developing tropical system, the tremendous heat released will help cause the pressures to fall and the storm will intensify. Thunderstorms are now forming over the center of Barry, as of 7 to 8 AM and Barry will now go through an organizing phase. There is still a chance it could become a minimal hurricane as it moves inland by tomorrow morning.
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