Good Saturday bloggers,
We have two main subjects to address, Dorian and our Labor day weekend forecast. Let’s start with Dorian.
Dorian as of 7 AM was a category 4 with 145 mph winds, moving west at 12 mph.
Saturday afternoon it will be approaching the Bahamas as a category 4, possibly a 5.
Dorian will likely be turning north as it gets about 100 miles east of Florida. This is not set in stone, but there is a strong trend in this direction. This would mean Florida has some heavy rain and 30-50 mph wind gusts, much better than a CAT 4.
On this data, Dorian is impacting the Carolinas as a category 2-3 Tuesday-Thursday. So, this would not be good, but let’s see what happens. Not only is this timed for Tuesday-Thursday, so the track could change again. But, if there is a change, it could turn more offshore. We will take it one state at a time, and right now it looks like Florida will avoid the worst.
Now, let’s get to subject two, our weather. We are tracking two disturbances, one in western Kansas and another in eastern Nebraska. They are both moving southeast. So, the one in western Kansas will likely stay south of our area. The one in Nebraska will move through this afternoon and evening. It will be in a weakened state, which means we will see lots of clouds and perhaps a few rain showers. There is an area of low clouds across the eastern 3/4 of Missouri that you cannot see on this satellite picture. These are drifting west and may slip in underneath the high and mid level clouds coming in from the west.
if we do not get any rain today, I do not think anybody will complain as we have seen quite a bit of rain this year. Officially for KC, we are around 4″ above average for August, 124% above average rainfall since June 1st and we are nearly 15″ of rain above average for the year. At this moment we are ranked as the 30th wettest month, but we still have 4 months to go. The wettest year ever was 1961 when we saw 60.25″ of rain. We are getting there fast. Also, we are guaranteed of having an above average rainfall year as we stand about 3″ above the yearly average!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: We are in for some nice weather. Today is the only day with a chance for a few showers along with lots of clouds. Tonight there may be some fog around, bit overall it looks good this weekend. The last pool day of the year, Labor day, will be a good day for the pool.
Have a happy and safe Labor day weekend.
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