Good morning bloggers,
It is another fascinating weather morning over Kansas City. This time-lapse shows the stratus clouds that are just above the ground, and the cirrus clouds, around 25,000 feet above us that are associated with the tops of thunderstorms back over central Kansas:
This weather pattern continues to cycle according to the LRC. This severe weather outbreak, that just happened with the Derecho event two days ago, was spot on predicted by knowledge of this cycling pattern. This is the sixth LRC cycle, and it is now 6 for 6 on a significant severe weather event or outbreak all around two months apart. This is powerful evidence of the regularity to the LRC.
These cirrus clouds blew off from the complex of thunderstorms you can see below:
The complex over central and western Kansas was drifting east. There was another complex of thunderstorms over southern Arkansas, and a third one moving across Minnesota this morning.
It has been a pretty nice summer with no major heat waves over the USA. Here is a look at the forecast temperatures for around 1 PM central time today:
I am tracking that central Kansas disturbance, but it likely will turn east-southeast and weaken. Have a great day!