Good morning bloggers,
Today, let’s look at the developing weather pattern over the USA, and discuss whether or not they should have moved those high school football games from Friday night to tonight. Let’s begin with today’s weather pattern.
This map above shows the surface map valid at 1 PM central time today. High pressure is over Missouri this morning and temperatures dropped into the 50s. This weak high pressure area will be near the Mississippi River northwest of St. Louis by this afternoon and the winds will be returning to the southeast. A warm front is located over Oklahoma and Arkansas and this will surge north an fall apart tonight. The high humidity will flood back into Kansas and Missouri tonight and Friday, and then this set up develops by Friday evening:
A front will be stalling, and drifting south on Friday. It will extend from the Texas Panhandle northeast to just south of Chicago. With the high humidity surging north, dew points near 70 degrees again, we are expecting a risk for some severe weather, flooding, and thunderstorms. This is why some of the high schools moved their football games from Friday night to Thursday night. I say, why not, even if it ends of dry Friday evening. The risk is there, and they aren’t huge events. I would not recommend moving a Chiefs game based on a weather forecast two days before. But, a high school football game? When the weather is so beautiful today, then I think they made the right decision. What do you think? Many of the schools, most of the high schools did not move their games, so let’s see how many get impacted by lightning. My news department kept saying they moved the games due to a severe weather risk, but it is really the lightning risk that is the largest reason.
Mid-Next Week Set-Up:
The LRC will be in full transition within a week, and this next front is finally looking very different to me. It is in the transition where the old LRC is still alive, and the new LRC is beginning to form. So, let’s see how it sets up.
Tornado Watches in 2019
Severe Thunderstorm Watches in 2019
Would you have ever guessed that Maryville, MO, northern Missouri and southern Iowa has yet to have a tornado watch this year. Well, look closely, they haven’t. Wow! Not they have had a few severe thunderstorm watches. I find this fascinating.
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