Sunday, June 29, 2008

Enjoying the second half

What a start to the morning! Wichita's low temperature was 62 degrees but in eastern Colorado, Yuma and Burlington both dropped down to 45. We're talking jacket weather! For those of you scoring at home, Burlington tied a record low while Yuma broke their record low.

These are the kind of days that you just have to get outside and enjoy! Hopefully the last of the puddles will dry up today and I can (finally) get my yard mowed. If not, I'm sure I'll find some other things to occupy my time under the sun.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Whoops...my bad!

I'm surprised I haven't received an email about it yet. In any event, I'm saving Roger some work if this comes up on AnswerBack 12.

I looked at my planner earlier this week and it said the first day of Summer was Saturday. I really hadn't given it much thought. So, of course I mentioned that consistently on the air this morning (filling in for Mark). To my horror, I just realized that it's actually this evening at 6:59pm. My bad!! Here's a little insight to why my planner (and ultimately yours truly) was wrong.

In any event, I'm just happy it isn't raining here this morning!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back to the Fire

It's good to be back in the office after a week plus vacation. My family and I took in a Royals game Wednesday night which was fun as always...of course it would have been better if they'd won! Upon arriving back at the hotel, we heard about the tornadoes north of Omaha and of course in Chapman and Manhattan. I was definitely saddened by the news.

The next day, we headed to Omaha and saw a lot of standing water in the fields. And we saw lots of traffic too as the College World Series was ramping up.

Now that the vacation's over, I'm concern about (what else?) more severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center already has us in a severe thunderstorm watch. This watch is a little unusual in that this watch contains the rarely used "this is a particularly dangerous situation." We've had a few tornado watches in Kansas this season with that wording but whenever SPC uses that in a severe thunderstorm watch, it means they are concerned about a damaging, straight line wind event unfolding. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Storms keep on rollin'

While Wichita missed out on this morning's round of severe weather, our neighbors northeast of us were hit hard. Hail up to baseball and softball size fell in Manhattan, heavy rain of over 3" in 1 hour was reported northwest of there and wind gusts to 63 mph were reported at Forbes Field in south Topeka. Thank goodness the NHRA drag races at Heartland Park finished up there yesterday!

The pattern will remain stormy, especially for northern Kansas tonight, much of central and eastern Kansas tomorrow, then a more significant chance of severe weather for eastern Kansas on Thursday. Most folks in the state, with the exception of portions of western Kansas, would probably agree: the rain can stop any time now!

Not that I've heard that at all in the last couple of weeks.