Good morning bloggers,
The temperatures dipped into the 50s again this morning. It would be difficult to find another stretch of August weather that is this nice, day after day after day. Here were the 7 AM temperatures near KC this morning:
High pressure is settling over Chicago today, and the sinking air causing a large area of 100% sunshine and light winds today will make it a near perfect day in many areas.
The “heat wave creating machine” anticyclone is over the southwestern United States and it is dominating the pattern. The jet stream is just now beginning to gradually strengthen after reaching its weakest strength and farthest north average position earlier this month. The jet stream strengthens in response to colder air masses developing as the sun is descending and setting over the North Pole on the Autumnal Equinox later in September. The sun sets at the North Pole on that day, and this is likely what triggers the true beginning of the new LRC. Right now we are in the same pattern for just another six weeks or so.
Hurricane Genevieve is south of Baja, CA and off the west coast of Mexico. This will produce some bands of heavy rain over Cabo San Lucas, and possibly some high surf coming into Southern California beaches in a few days. It will weaken rapidly in a couple of days, but right now it is still fairly strong.
Rainfall Next 15 Days (GFS Model):
It will be a struggle do get it to rain in KC for a while. And, it has only reached 90 degrees one day this month. The lowest number of 90 degree days in August is four days. There are 12 days left in the month, so this is something to monitor.
Have a great day!