Teachman’s Take: Play Ball! Time For Game 1!!!

October 21, 2014 - Leave a Response

Patchy fog is possible in lower lying area this morning. It should mix out rather quickly leaving us with another “Royals” blue sky! Temperatures will be on the warm side at 73°. And winds will stay light out of the southeast/east around 4 to 8 MPH.

First pitch for Game 1 of the World Series will be in the mid to upper 60s before falling into the lower 60s. We really couldn’t ask for a better day to kick off the series here in KC!!!

A weak storm arrives late Wednesday night/Thursday with some showers. These should could make the Thursday morning drive a touch slower. Look for more warmth this weekend. This Sunday’s Chiefs home game will be the warmest so far this year…temps expected in the lower 80s!

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Suchan Says: Royal Forecast for World Series

October 20, 2014 - Leave a Response

Less than 24 hours out from Game #1 of the World Series and the forecast looks just tremendous to get the things started!  I made slight adjustments to Tuesday’s forecast but only to bump temperatures up a bit more based on new model data coming in tonight.  If anything, that just makes the evening forecast that much nicer.  Only thing that will top the forecast, a sweet win to start the series for the Royals!!!

Highs on Tuesday reach near 72 then cool through the 60s during the evening with a steady light wind from the East at 6 – 12mph.  This light wind favors deep fly balls hit to left field getting a little extra carry.

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Wednesday looks almost as nice with just a few more clouds in the area mixed with sunshine during the day followed by an evening that gradually turns mostly cloudy.  The forecast still looks dry with any risk for sprinkles or showers likely not until after midnight.  Temperatures mainly in the 60s for Game #2 with breezes from the Southeast at 6 – 12 although perhaps closer to 15mph to start the game.

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Rain chances increase Wednesday night to Thursday morning followed by gradual drying for the afternoon with skies turning partly sunny Thursday afternoon.

GO ROYALS !!!!

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Twitter:  @ChrisSuchanKCTV
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.suchan

Kosek Kalls It: Weather Driving Ticket Prices

October 19, 2014 - Leave a Response

It’s not 100% Mother Nature putting the screws to the little guy, but weather most certainly does have an impact on sporting event ticket prices.  In this case, it’s the World Series.   Sure, it’s been 29 years.  Heard that a tad shy of ten million times over the past month.  However, would the average fan shell out almost $1,000 for standing room only if it were snowing with temps in the 30s?  And, before you ask…we just passed the date (October 17) when the record first inch of snow occurred.  Die-hard fans would be out at the K in t-shirts with that type of scenario.   However, Games 1 & 2 of the 2014 World Series will be warm.  So, old-time fans, new fans, I’m-not-a-fan-but-my-boyfriend-bought-me-a-ticket fan, will all be out with game time conditions copying September, instead of October.

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So, no matter what type of fan you are…….Enjoy, and GO ROYALS!!!

Jim Kosek can be found on twitter (@jimkosek) and facebook (Jim Kosek Weather).

Suchan Says: Incredible Fall Pattern

October 17, 2014 - Leave a Response

After the first half of October delivered nearly 10 inches of rain to the area producing our 2nd wettest October on record, the back half of the month is an absolute complete opposite pattern where a drop of rain will be extremely difficult to come by and temperatures will run above average.  A great combination when you’re hosting the World Series followed by home games for the Chiefs and Sporting KC!!

Saturday starts cold with lows around 41.  Sunny skies and a northerly breeze will keep temperatures on the cooler side with a high near 62.

Sunday also starts cold with mainly clear skies and calm winds.  Lows will reach near 41 again.  Sunday afternoon turns partly sunny and we’ll see winds shift around to the south which will push temperatures well into the 60s.  Forecast high is around 67.  GREAT weather for all your outdoor plans or perhaps getting the motorcycle out!

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Next week, all eyes are on the World Series.  Both days are comfortably mild in the 60s then cooling into the 50s for the games.  Winds will be light for both baseball games.

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Here are a couple of long range forecast images from the Climate Prediction Center highlighting the unseasonably warm and dry pattern ahead.  Note, every single state is forecast to have above normal temperatures in the 8 to 14 day temperature outlook.  Don’t see that very often!

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8 to 14 day temperature outlook

8 to 14 day precipitation outlook

8 to 14 day precipitation outlook

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Twitter:  @ChrisSuchanKCTV
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.suchan

Amble’s Ramble

October 17, 2014 - Leave a Response

Enjoy a nice stretch of weather. It’s almost as if the weather department can take the week off. Skies will remain fair with no chance for rain over ( at least ) the next 7 days. The only change from day to day will be wind direction and slight changes in temperature, so I guess we still have to come to work :(.
The weekend looks solid with a couple crisp mornings followed by a pair of pleasant afternoons. Great for the events taking place in the city or perhaps a few of the motorcycle rides this weekend.

Next week is a big one in Kansas City. We’ll be hosting the first two World Series games at the K and the forecast looks very October like. Tuesday and Wednesday both look like ideal baseball evenings with fair skies, light breezes and temperatures cool enough to warrant your favorite Royals light jacket. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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Suchan Says: “Unbeatable Weather Ahead”

October 16, 2014 - Leave a Response

Our forecast is absolutely fantastic over the next seven days with only a slight chance at a sprinkle or stray light shower Sunday night as a weak cold front pushes through.  Otherwise, we’re now into a dry pattern for the area which actually is much needed after multiple soaking rain events this month!

Lets look ahead to the World Series!!  Game #1 Tuesday and Game #2 Wednesday will both feature a push of deep layer dry air in the atmosphere across the region as a big low is swirling along the east coast of the country while ridging dominates the middle of the country.  This will ensure mostly clear skies, comfortable afternoons in the 60s followed by cooling evenings into the 50s and only a light breeze for both ballgames.

GFS model image for next week.  Analysis of deep layer moisture and lift across the country

GFS model image for next week. Analysis of deep layer moisture and lift across the country

GFS model image for Wednesday of next week

GFS model image for Wednesday of next week

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As the series shifts to California Friday, looks like weather in San Francisco should be nice.  There will be a large trough inching toward the Pacific Northwest which ultimately could end up diving southeast into California by late in the weekend.  At this point, games 3 and 4 should remain dry with temperatures for both games in the 60s.

Of course, we’ll need to monitor this trough and associated Pacific rain in the days ahead as we’re talking about a forecast more than 7 days out.  Here are a series of images from tonight’s GFS computer model highlighting west coast weather.

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Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Twitter:  @ChrisSuchanKCTV
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.suchan

Amble’s Ramble

October 16, 2014 - Leave a Response

Enjoy a beautiful Autumn day in Kansas City basking in the glow of our teams first trip to the World Series since 1985. Today will be a comfortable day to spend celebrating outside with a few thin morning clouds followed by abundant sunshine in the afternoon sending temperatures into the mid 70s on the heels of a gentle south southwest wind.
Skies will remain ROYAL BLUE through the weekend and into next week with ideal baseball conditions as we host the first two World Series games next week. Right now we don’t know who our teams opponent will be but I do know the forecast for baseball in Kansas City next week looks like a winner. Go Royals!

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Kosek Kalls It: World Series Bound!!!!

October 15, 2014 - Leave a Response

Remember 1985?

Duran Duran and Madonna topped the charts.   Rocky IV was in theaters.   Coca-Cola changed its formula, and released New Coke.   And……the Super Bowl Shuffle was a dance craze (well, not really).  But, the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Royals were amazing!

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Well, here’s a look at Games 1 and 2 weather, at least according to one computer model.

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Notice how high pressure northeast of the Great Lakes noses into Kansas City, allowing for dry weather on Tuesday.

The following shows the same set up for Wednesday’s Game 2.

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Congratulations to the Royals, and GO ROYALS GO!!!!!

Keep up to date on the weather as we approach the World Series on twitter (@jimkosek) and Facebook (Jim Kosek Weather).

Amble’s Ramble

October 15, 2014 - Leave a Response

Sunshine from start to finish today. Combine that with winds out of the northwest at a much more tolerable 6 to 12 MPH and we’ll all enjoy a beautiful mid October day. The conditions will be great for baseball and there’s a big game out at the K this afternoon. One more win & it’s off to the World Series! The forecast looks great and if things don’t go our way on the field this afternoon there will be another great looking day for baseball on Thursday.

Our next rain chance arrives Late Sunday into Monday morning but that looks like a fleeting chance with odds less than 50 – 50 for a raindrop to land in your yard. In all, the next seven days will resemble what mid October should feel like around here.

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Teachman’s Take: A-OK for the Royals Tonight!!!

October 14, 2014 - Leave a Response

Mostly to partly cloudy today! More sunshine is definitely in store by this afternoon! Winds will remain gusty over 30 MPH. Temperatures will be on the cool side in the lower 60s. Looks like we’re in store for a long and beautiful stretch with warming temperatures through the weekend to near 70°.

As for the Royals game this evening… scattered clouds from 5pm – 7pm. Then clearing out with the breeze dying down through the game. Temperatures fall through the 50s during the game. GO ROYALS !!!!

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