Good morning bloggers,
Welcome to fall. Something amazing happened earlier this morning. The sun set at the North Pole. It is still twilight for another two weeks or so, and this is when the new LRC begins setting up. As fall begins, we finally have some slightly cooler air expanding out over the United States. Before we look into the developing fall pattern, take a look at the entries from the contest that ends today. I would like to thank everyone for participating in this contest, and we announce the winner below:
So, my prediction range using the LRC is 8.25″ to 11.o0″, which is that 150 to 200 percent of average.
Rainfall So Far At KCI Airport:
- August 15: 0.26″
- August 16: 0.81″
- August 17: 0.72″
- August 18: 0.52″
- August 21: 0.09″
- August 22: 0.03″
- August 25: 0.97″
- August 26: 1.44″
- August 29: 1.56″
- August 30: 0.77″
- September 7: 0.43″
- September 8: 0.04″
- September 12: 0.83″
- Friday, September 20: 0.01″
- Saturday, September 21: 0.24″
- Sunday, September 22: 0.91″
Final Total: 9.63″ which is 175% of average, and this is right down the middle of our prediction made 41 days ago. The WINNER is Mr. Pete! Pete, you did it, and congratulations. Mr. Pete is the BEST WEATHER FORECASTER of the month!
The Late-Week Weather Pattern:
Major changes in the overall weather pattern will be taking place in response to a strengthening jet stream. The jet stream is created by temperature contrast, and as the colder air masses begin forming over Canada, the temperature contrast will increase and the jet stream will strengthen. This means that storm systems will get stronger and stronger as winter approaches. This map above shows a strong storm forecast to form over the United States by this weekend. Look at that area of snow. The Gulf of Mexico will again be tapped, and warm moist air will be flowing north all the way into the USA/Canada border by Saturday. We are currently in, what is sometimes called, “The Second Severe Weather Season”. This second season is rarely very active, but there are severe weather set ups similar to spring at least once or twice each early fall before the colder air masses take over. Depending on the weather pattern, there are also occasional severe weather set ups during the late fall and winter as well. This current developing pattern will be monitored closely for any severe weather potential as the conditions seem to be coming together at times in the next week.
If you have joined Tradewx.com and set up your account, you will be able to make contract purchases for high temperatures, low temperatures, and for precipitation at many locations around the nation. We will be providing our LRC insights on this blog each week. For today, the challenges will be on the warmer temperature surge for low temperatures and high temperatures later this week, and then for precipitation amounts. Look for higher low temperatures east of the Rockies to Chicago as we move into this weekend with that Gulf of Mexico moisture surge.
For Kansas City, today’s weather will be nearly perfect. The EOI (Eat Outside Index) will be nearly a 10 with light winds and 78°.
Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the weather blog, featuring Tradewx.com and the LRC. Here is the link to the insights page, and you can use our LRC insights to help you make your trades on the site. Have a great day!