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Evening Showers & A Warm-Up
A small area of showers has been hanging near Ottawa and Emporia on the Kansas side this afternoon. The showers are slowly moving northeast and may reach metro Kansas City as a few showers and sprinkles by 5-7:30pm. The upper low that has triggered the showers and produced the cloud cover in spots today is slowly moving south. This mean increasing sunshine on Monday and also a wind shift to the southwest. Monday will begin a warm-up which will push temps into the 70s for Monday & Tuesday, and maybe the low 80s for Wednesday. The record high on Wednesday is 82 degrees set in 1935. The last time Kansas City reached 70 degrees or better was on November 28.
The warm-up will end by Thursday as a cold front will return highs to more typical March levels.
Gary is off until Wednesday, so Brett and myself will be answering your questions on the blog. I hope everyone enjoyed the mild weekend and also some of the great college basketball games!
Posted by jnelson at March 11, 2007 4:18 PM
I just wanted to let you know that our local NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities KARE11 weather guy said that Saturday was the warmest day since Dec. 14th. That's two cycles of the LRC. IT is still working. We received about 24" of snow last week out of the two storms that came through the area. The next few days are looking good for snow melting. How about mid-week for any system coming through?
Rod for MN
The LRC works everywhere. Look at L.A., they should have above normal rain totals since it was an El Nino year, but they are looking at one of the driest years of all time!
Are you a big Sven fan? I grew up watching KARE 11, but they underwent a lot of change when I left for college and aren't the force they use to be in TV. I generally watch WCCO when I'm back in MN now. I watched Paul Douglas when he was at KARE back in the day...so I generally see what he has to say. Although to be very honest, I only watch to see what type of graphics are used and other unique things the weathercaster may be doing. I can make the forecasts on my own:)
Posted by: Rod at March 11, 2007 6:33 PM
Any ideas how long this "quiet spell" will last? It's been very nice to have some calm and warmer weather but it looks like we're not going to see much in the way of storms for the next 7-10 days. True?
This week looks pretty quiet for storms. Just one chance as a cold front moves through into Thursday. Later next week should have more precip. chances.
Posted by: Kris Wells at March 12, 2007 1:27 PM
Being from there, on my last visit to see friends I saw Sven running around Lake Calhoun - small world. I'm trying to move back up there actually (to Minneapolis, though I'm from near Willmar, MN).
This is sort of off-topic, but since it's nice out there - I figured it'd be slow. When's the last time KC actually finished a year out with below-average temperatures? This 70's & 80's stuff in March just doesn't feel right to this native Minnesotan.
I'll try to look into when KC had below average temps for an entire year later today.
I must be a strange Minnesotan...I really like the warmer weather!
Posted by: Drew at March 12, 2007 1:28 PM
When we used to vacation up in Northern MN, at lake Winni, north of Leech Lake, in late August the only channel that will come in up there is WCCO so I have watched Paul Douglas to. This is ironic since where we vacation is much closer to Duluth, but you can't get any stations from there yet you can see WCCO from Minneapolis as clear as a bell, they must have one powerful transmitter! So every time I hear Paul Douglas I think of vacation:)
Thanks for your time!
Nick in WARM St. Joe!!!
I think WCCO bounces their signal off a tower in Alexandria so that it can reach the northwoods of Minnesota. Otherwise, some of the people in the northern part of the state may be without a local station.
Posted by: Nick Rau at March 12, 2007 2:05 PM
The guy I like to watch the best was when the weather guys use to have those big black markers and starting drawing in the weather fronts or wind direction. There was a guy from the Sioux Falls station that would really lose control and you couldn't stop laughing about the weather. This was the greatest entertainment you had and I think he did a pretty good job of forecasting to. The Alexandria station used to give the weather maps away everynight to a kid who would send their name in. Good fun back then. The graphics are in a constant change of flux. I starting to watch the Fox guy now Ian Leonard he gives a much more complete forecast. The other guys are kind of fluffy!
Rod from MN
Where I grew up in MN I got all the Minneapolis stations AND all the Sioux Falls stations. There was a guy in Sioux Falls that did the weather (Captain 11?). He had a kids show on TV every weekend. I always wanted to go...but never did. The kids show was pretty good for being produced by a small market TV station. That guy was on TV forever!
Posted by: Rod at March 12, 2007 3:17 PM
Any chance of severe weather this week? Thanks, Robin
Right now it doesn't look favorable for severe storms when the cold front passes. The rain chance is only 20% right now.
Posted by: robin at March 12, 2007 9:11 PM
Being this is a quiet time for weather,lets add some more depth to the Captain 11 weatherman.
My wife if from the Sioux Falls area and I asked her if she remembered Captain 11. OH YEAH was the reply. He would be standing in front of prop that look like outer space with pinwheels spinning on them. He would ask the kids to raise one hand and then raise the other hand and shake one leg and then he would tell the kids to FREEZE. Now the kids were frozen as he walked around them. My wife knows Captain 11's true identity and he was actually "feeling no pain" during some of these shows. I wonder if this was "Live TV". Classics from the past.
Enough of that, back to sanity.
I always heard about the past of Captain 11...but since I never met him I won't comment on that. The show also had a treasure chest that one child would try to open each show. I think there were around 10-20 keys to choose from, and only one key opened the treasure chest. I always wanted to do that...but like I said...I was never on the show. I remember when there were big snowstorms in the area, there would be like 5-10 kids on the show. Those were always funny.
That was some good TV if you were a kid!
Posted by: Rod at March 12, 2007 9:42 PM