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Hottest day winner!
Good evening everyone,
I hope you all had a great Labor Day. Wasn't the weather just awesome the past two days. So much for carrying on last week about this upper low. I would have rather just said it will track north of us and we will have a great holiday weekend. I will try to be smarter the next time. Either way I still enjoyed the weather.
Now, to the hottest day contest. It was actually very close. Three people actually hit the day and everyone else missed. Some of you missed by one day. We had three days this summer where the temperature was officially 104 degrees at KCI airport (this was our verifying location). Here are the dates and times that it hit the hottest day of the summer.
It was 104 degrees on the following dates and times:
July 19th....2:37 PM
August 1st..2:59 PM
August 6th..3:24 PM
So, who won? The winner of one of my books "Our Spacious Skies" and a couple of Plush Windy and Stormy pets is.........well how about our third place finisher.
Chris (that's what he called himself) picked August 1st at 4:39 PM. This only missed the high by 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Our runner up picked August 6th at 4:12 PM. This missed by only 50 minutes and Steve Newport just missed winning. Great second place finish Steve.
The winner of the contest only missed by 6 minutes. That's right.....Jeff Wunsch picked August 6th at 3:30 PM. Wow! Great Job Jeff! And August 6th was likely the hottest of the three days. It was 105 to 106 around the city that day whereas on the other hot days KCI was actually the hottest in the surrounding area.
Congratulations to our winner and now everyone should begin thinking of when our first snow will be. The official contest for all of Kansas City begins during the first week of October. You should wait until the weather pattern sets up though. I will wait until November 10th to make my prediction, but that may be too late since it can happen in October and did in 1996.
More on this changing weather pattern tomorrow.
Posted by at September 4, 2006 8:28 PM
What is your take on the new tropical storm Florence? Do you think it will make landfall? Everything that I have seen and read indicate that it is going to shift north. I hope that is the case. We are supposed to be in Ft. Lauderdale from 9/9 to 9/13.
The weather here has been magnificant!!
I think you are going to be lucky with Florence. Since it is developing further north and with a trough swinging towards the east coast later this week I think Florence has a very good chance of curving out to sea, or at the very least almost certainly missing Florida. But, it is something to keep track of. We will be watching Florence closely.
Posted by: Jeanie at September 5, 2006 11:07 AM