Yardsalers be dodging some storms while searching for deals

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Weather Headlines

–The Highway 127 Yardsale forecast looks very summer-like, with hot and humid conditions, along with isolated t-storms.

–A better chance of rain comes Sunday, with another weak front

–Continued hot and humid next week, with isolated, mainly afternoon/evening, t-storms.

–Watching the tropics

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is expected, but any storm that develops could certainly be strong, with heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and small hail.

Summary

Not all of us will see rain each day over the next week, but the ones who do could see some real gully-washers. My aunt in Clarkrange picked up two inches of rain yesterday. At my house in Rinnie we had zero. That’s how it goes this time of year!

We are locked into a hot and humid pattern that shows no end at this time. Within this summer-like pattern comes the chance for thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoons and evenings.

A weak front will drop in for Sunday, increasing rain chances a bit for that day. Other weak systems may affect us at any point next week, bringing a slightly better chance of rain than the 30-percents I have listed, but the timing and certainty of those is too unknown to say anything just yet.

Tropics

Our system off the Southeast Coast that had a 10% chance of development has now fizzled out. No worries about that one now.

Our other system, the one we’ve been really watching, looks less ominous this morning. The chance of development has now dropped from 70% to 40%. That’s a good trend! Conditions are expected to become favorable for development this weekend for the system, but as soon as it approaches the Leeward Islands (that island chain that arches outward toward the orange-shaded region), upper-level winds are expected to shred the system apart. Still, I’ll keep an eye on it!

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WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Shark week continues on the Discovery Channel and so do the weatherTAP weatherFACT shark-related facts!

Did you know La Nina an El Nino affect sharks in the southern Pacific Ocean? It’s true! La Nina occurs when trade winds strengthen. Those stronger winds push the surface water away, allowing cold, nutrient-rich water from the ocean bed to rise to the surface. This is a process known as “upwelling.”

Those nutrient-rich waters are perfect for phytoplankton growth, which serves as food for small marine creatures. Those little creatures are the perfect snack for sharks! So, sharks really like La Nina!

Records

Severe thunderstorms absolutely pounded central Kansas on this day in 1954. Golf ball-sized hail poured down for thirty minutes in many locations, creating drifts of hail. One of those drifts measured 200 feet long, 70 feet wide, and three feet deep!

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Yesterday’s record high: 92 (1954)

Yesterday’s record low: 56 (1997)

Today’s record high: 96 (1991)

Today’s record low: 55 (1992)

Today’s sunset: 7:43

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:49

Today’s day length: 13 hrs 54 mins 51 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 53 mins 07 secs

One year ago today

It was almost a carbon copy of the day before, with a high of 84 and a low of 69. The difference is that a little over a trace of rainfall was recorded.

News

No big news to tell. That’s a good thing, right? ha

You all have a great day and a great weekend! Try not to run over any yardsalers. 🙂

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