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A WET PLAINS STORM
We are currently monitoring our next storm system that is now tracking through the central Rockies. All of our latest computer data suggests that this storm will track into western Kansas and then drop south into Oklahoma and Texas (See map #1) staying well southwest of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. We will have some high clouds with highs in the 60s this weekend.
Even though we will miss the storm, .50" to 2" of rain is likely across western Kansas and all of Oklahoma and Texas. This is great news for the newly growing winter wheat crop. The last several years the winter wheat has been stressed due to drought. This year looks different.
MAP #1: VALID SUNDAY MORNING, CLICK TO ENLARGE
Posted by at March 10, 2007 8:17 AM
Hi Jeff! What's the story with the look and feel of the blog? I think Gary mentioned a few weeks ago about some work that was planned, but when I view it on Firefox, it's missing links, graphics, all type is in a default font (Times or Courier, I think). Just wondering.
Yes, our KSHB website has undergone changes. Over the course of the next few weeks you will see the blog return to a more familiar look as adjustments will be constantly made.
Posted by: Scott at March 10, 2007 9:30 AM
Had a decent moderate rain Friday morning going to college!!
Well the next while looks like a lot of north west flow to varying degrees, so it's not looking to too wet for awhile, But wow 80's wednesday!! Time for some shorts!(this week is spring break for Missouri Western so it will kind of feel like summer for me!
thanks for your time!
Nick in St. Joe!!!
We have to watch Wednesday closely...a cold front will move into the area at some point. Right now it looks like it moves in after maximum heating...so we are going low 80s.
Posted by: Nick Rau at March 10, 2007 9:18 PM
Jeremy, great news about the rainfall down south, all of us in this part of the country have been quite dry for the past few years. It seems like we're breaking that spell. Is it safe to say the midwest has broken out of the drought? Where are all of the bloggers, is tranquil weather that scary? What a great Saturday! Peace out, Greg
This winter did bring some good snows and rains to the region. If this continues into spring then the threat of a severe drought will go down greatly. According to the LRC the next couple of weeks may be quiet...before the stormy part of the cycle returns in time for April.
I'm guessing the lack of storms and nice weather has gotten some people out of the house and blogging a little less.
Posted by: Greg at March 10, 2007 10:09 PM
I am rather bitter. Since someone (obviously not you personally) changed the layout of the blog, I can no longer easily navigate to the KSHB newspage from the weather blog. It makes you guys even less likely to gain ground in popularity, since I can't even check the news now. Make someone change it back pleeeeeeeeease!
We pass your comments along...but I would make sure to email the news department and maybe the webmaster if the emails are listed on the webpage.
Thanks for the feedback.
Posted by: Beth at March 11, 2007 12:13 PM
Seeing the rain where it is on the radar and knowing it is not going to make it here feels kind of weird! Mid level clouds have even tried to move back in and they have covered the sun again. I hope we get a couple of those cut-off lows before April. the GFS has been hinting at that in the long range but it doesn't have anything conclusive yet!
Nick in mild St. Joe!!!
The showers have been sitting about 60 to 90 miles SW of KC all day. They are trying to move NE a bit...but the low is slowly moving south. I don't think they will make it to KC. The big warm up starts Monday.
Posted by: Nick Rau at March 11, 2007 12:52 PM
hello, and suggestion for the new website that you could maybe pass on to your webmaster. On the old Skytracke lick, there was only 1picture of the helicopter outside. Perhaps you oculd take pictures of Skytracker and make them into a slide show. Like I've said before, I have no control over this. But it would possibly be intresting.
On weather realted questions, all we will get out of this storm is no rain and just clouds right? But, when is our next chance of rain showing up?
There are a few showers southwest of KC, but they should stay out of the city. Areas of Miami, Linn, Anderson, Franklin, and Douglas counties stand the best chance of seeing some rain this afternoon. A lot of the stuff north of KC is not reaching the ground that is showing up on the radar.
Posted by: Alden at March 11, 2007 1:52 PM
I am going to have to agree with some of the complaints. It is taking too long to get the new web site fully functional.
Improvements will be made. Keep in mind I think the new site has been operational just over 1 week. Send your comments to the webmaster and also the news department.
Posted by: Brian at March 11, 2007 3:40 PM