Good morning bloggers,
On this Labor Day morning, there is a powerful Category 5 hurricane blasting the Bahamas. It is stalling, and expected to make the north turn. This storm fits into the cycling pattern perfectly, and through analysis of all of the cycles, it could have been predicted better. Weather2020 has been predicting these tropical systems with incredible accuracy for years. Take a look at the prediction that was in the 1Weather app:
This is the prediction made by our weather team, and more specifically Jeff Penner, almost six months ago. We predicted a tropical system for this week based on what had already happened in the first three LRC cycles in this year’s pattern. We did not know the strength of the potential system, and we did know that there was a 64% chance of one being near the Bahamas. Great job Jeff!
The anticipated north turn has started:
Now, where will this system track from here? Let’s take a look.
The highly anticipated stalling of the hurricane has happened this morning, and a turn to the northwest has also seemingly commenced. This is good news for all of Florida, and at the same time there will still be some impacts along the coast. Will it wobble to the west a bit? Will it stay just far enough offshore to limit the high impacts from this major hurricane. The hurricane will likely weaken to a CAT 2 storm as it approaches North Carolina. The most likely USA landfall location appears to be North Carolina.
Kansas City Weather:
Did summer ever settle in? I would say it did not. We didn’t even reach 95° this month in KC, and there were only four 95° days all summer long with the hottest temperature being 97°. All four of those 95° days came in a row in the middle of July. Here are the August stats:
It is the 30th wettest year so far, and the 29 wettest years include the next four months. So, we will be climbing up that list. For now, it is going to be a fairly dry start to September.
Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the blog featuring the LRC and the cycling patterns of North America. Have a great day!