Rain Teasing Us
Splash and Dash showers moved through the metro this morning. It rained hard enough to wet the ground in some places but minutes later the streets were dry again. The morning showers were associated with the leading edge of some even hotter air now buidling into Kansas City that could, given enough sunshine and SW winds tomorrow, bring us our first 100 degree day of the year.
Thursday, a weak cold front moves into the metro. It will bring us a chance of rain, right now only about 30-percent. Here is a total precipitation amount map through 66 hours or Thursday afternoon and you can see there isn't much, so keep the sprinklers going or if you are like me, watch the grass turn an even deeper shade of brown.
Otherwise the weekend looks great. Here's something to talk about. A group of researchers at M-I-T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have discovered that Hurricanes are getting more intense. The scientists findings compared data from the 1970s with the current hurricane season. The latest research suggests the increased intensity comes from global warming. For many years ocean surface and atmospheric temperatures have continued to rise, a trend that is expected to continue for the next 20 years.
Have a great day, as I write this it does look like we are going to make it to around 98 degrees or hotter today.
Posted by at August 2, 2005 10:19 AM