Good morning bloggers,
In today’s blog we will discuss the possible landfall of Hurricane Dorian, and look into thunderstorms near KC and the weather conditions for Sunday when most of the NFL games will kickoff. A few of you have joined Tradewx.com, where you can purchase contracts and predict the landfall of these named tropical storms, high temperature, low temperatures, and precipitation. As of early this morning, Hurricane Dorian has yet to make a USA Landfall. It has come close to a landfall a few times, and it is about to move back out to sea. Official landfall will be calculated by the National Hurricane Center, and speaking of “center”, it is considered landfall when the center of the eye crosses land, and this storm was close to landfall at just after 8 AM eastern time this morning.
7:30 AM Radar:
The official landfall is when the “L”, you see on the above radar image, crosses the coast. It may have touched the coast and we will wait on the official landfall designation from the National Hurricane Center. It may or may not have made official landfall, and if it did not, it won’t have another chance as it exits the coast in the next few hours. Cape Hatteras is getting battered by the eye wall with 75 to 100 mph winds and a strong storm surge.
- Landfall may have officially been recorded at 8:35 AM eastern (7:35 AM Central) time this morning. We will get verification from the National Hurricane Center.
10:15 PM Thursday night
These two images above show that the eye of Hurricane Dorian was as close as 11 miles from making landfall on the North Carolina coast. And it is close once again right now, as I was writing up this blog entry, as shown above.
Four Days Ago on Grand Bahama Island:
Four days ago Major Category 5 Hurricane Dorian did make landfall on the Grand Bahama Island, as you can see how powerful this storm was shown below:
Those two islands shown here have just been left devastated. There is unimaginable damage in many spots and people are suffering this morning as help continues to arrive. 180 to 220 mph winds hit this island and from different directions as the eye tracked across Grand Bahama as shown above. Our thoughts and prayers are with the the people experiencing this right now.
This weekend’s weather:
Last night, the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 10-3 in a low scoring game. Aaron Rogers and the Packers struggled on offense against a strong Bears defense, but one nice drive and some great passes from Rogers lead to the only touchdown of the game. The Bears struggled to get anything going and 3 points will never get you a victory in the NFL. Scoring three in soccer will get you a lot of wins, but not in the NFL. The rest of the games will be played on Sunday. Take a look at Sunday’s forecast map from one of the models valid around kickoff of the early games Sunday:
An outflow boundary (indicated in the black dashed line over northeastern Kansas extending into central Missouri) may develop in response to a complex of thunderstorms that will be tracking across northern Missouri. This will be an important feature to monitor as it will affect and influence the southward extent of rain chances near Kansas City. The Chiefs are playing in Jacksonville, where there will be little wind and hot temperatures. It will be in the middle to upper 90s over northern Florida Sunday which will have some impact on the players in that game. The only other influence I see is maybe a little rain around Seattle. It will otherwise be a pretty uneventful weather day across the United States, with that exception near Kansas City.
For Kansas City, we will be monitoring Saturday nights thunderstorms closely. There is a pretty good chance the thunderstorms will make their way south into the KC metro area by Sunday morning.
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