Suchan Says: Spooky Friday Forecast !

October 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

The coldest air of the season is ready to plunge into the area and that means all those ghouls and goblins heading out late day Friday will have to endure some mighty cold conditions!!  Costumes with extra layers will prove to be a huge benefit this year with no need to worry about breaking a sweat as temperatures fall into the 30s as the sun goes down.

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You’ll actually notice the difference by sunrise Friday as a gusty north wind ushers in the polar air mass.  Temperatures will actually bottom out in the mid 30s “after sunrise” between 8am – 10am before leveling off and slowly warming back into the mid 40s under sunny skies.  The gusty wind from the north will make it feel like it’s in the mid to upper 20s Friday morning and in the upper 30s to near 40 during the afternoon.

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The coldest night of this stretch will be Friday night where a widespread hard freeze occurs and quite possibly ends the growing season.  Temperatures will bottom out in the mid to upper 20s.  A Freeze Warning will be in effect Friday night until 8:00am Saturday.

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Saturday will be another chilly day with a few more passing clouds mixing in.  Highs will reach the upper 40s to around 50.  By Sunday, gusty winds will develop from the south and temperatures will warm up quite a bit reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s under partly sunny skies.

Rain is likely to build into the area Monday with a few rumbles of thunder possible as well.

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Twitter:  @ChrisSuchanKCTV
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Amble’s Ramble

October 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

A few scattered sprinkles will pass over northern Missouri this morning followed by quickly clearing skies. Sunshine will fill the afternoon skies as southerly winds turn northwesterly, speeds increasing to 10 to 15 mph. In all it will be a pleasant afternoon with mid afternoon temperatures in the 60s.

Halloween: The day will be a cold one resembling Late November or even early December. At least it will be a sunny day, but a north wind will draw in a mass of cold air that gets even colder after dark. That means Trick or Treaters will shiver unless properly dressed. Expect temperatures to drop into the upper 30s when the kids are roaming the neighborhood.

Good News: Warmer days will follow with 60s returning by the end of the weekend.

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Suchan Says: Coldest Air of the Season Coming

October 29, 2014 - Leave a Response

Before we address the forecast, let me just say I’m so proud of the Royals season and magical journey through the postseason.  Sure, like any fan of the Royals I’m disappointed we came so close to tying the game and going into extra innings with a chance to win it all but that aside, I truly never imagined a World Series run would finish this season of baseball for the Royals.  They were awesome and fun to watch!!  And without a doubt, I’ll look forward to 2015 and another run at a championship with this great core group of players the Royals have.

As for our forecast, Thursday is a pretty nice day across the area with only a small window of opportunity early in the day for a sprinkle or shower (20% chance) before skies turn mostly sunny in the afternoon.  Highs will climb into the mid 60s.

Zone of showers up to our northwest moves through early Thursday with 20% chance of rain

Zone of showers up to our northwest moves through early Thursday with 20% chance of rain

20% chance of sprinkles or a light shower in the morning

20% chance of sprinkles or a light shower in the morning

Small shower / sprinkle chance shifting out of the area toward midday

Small shower / sprinkle chance shifting out of the area toward midday

Mostly sunny, mild and breezy afternoon

Mostly sunny, mild and breezy afternoon

Friday brings the coldest air of the season as a big push of polar air dives south in response to a developing area of low pressure in the eastern third of the country.  Despite full sunshine through the day, temperatures will struggle to get back above the mid 40s!!!  This will set the stage for a widespread damaging freeze Friday night and likely end to the growing season for the area.

NAM model image for Friday showing 850mb temperatures and big plunge of very cold air moving south

NAM model image for Friday showing 850mb temperatures and big plunge of very cold air moving south

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Twitter:  @ChrisSuchanKCTV
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Amble’s Ramble

October 29, 2014 - Leave a Response

Enjoy a crisp Autumn day across Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri with sunny skies. Winds this morning will coast in from the northwest becoming nearly calm by mid day followed by a southeasterly breeze this afternoon. It will be a struggle but the early afternoon high will reach 61 degrees before falling into the upper 40s by first pith this evening. Now the forecast for GAME 7:

The afternoon tailgate looks pleasant with a very light southeast breeze blowing around that wonderful BBQ smoke. Temperatures will be perfect for a light jacket, generally low 50s. First pitch will really feel like October baseball, in fact it may resemble November baseball as a southeast wind at 5-8 mph holds our 7:00 PM temperature in the upper 40s. As the game goes on the wind will blow from first base to the left field foul pole at a steady 5 to 8 MPH. That’s not much of a breeze but with the heavy, cool air it will certainly knock down most balls heading to right field. By the latter innings the temperature will drop into the mid 40s. A World Series doesn’t get any better than a Game 7, It’s here & we’re not dreaming. Bring it everyone. Whether you’re at the game, a watch party or watching solo at home give it all you’ve got. GO ROYALS!

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Suchan Says: Royals Look to Clinch the World Series!

October 28, 2014 - Leave a Response

After a complete dismantling of the San Francisco Giants in game #6, it comes down to one game Wednesday evening!!

We’ll start the day with a cold sunrise as temperatures bottom out in the 30s to lower 40s across the region.  Some patchy frost is possible in northern sections to start the day and a Frost Advisory is in effect for our northern zones.

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Once again, weather looks great for baseball by late October standards in Kansas City as comfortable temperatures cool quickly after sunset through the lower 50s with little to no wind to wrap up the World Series.  These conditions are very similar to what we had for Game #6 and we all saw how that turned out.  Deep fly balls get a little less carry in very cool conditions and this should favor the speedy outfield of the Royals along with starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie known for his ability to get hitters to pop out with fly balls.

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Thursday starts with variably cloudy skies and a 20% chance of a sprinkle or shower followed by afternoon sunshine and a gusty breeze.  Much cooler conditions arrive Halloween Friday with temperatures struggling to get out of the 40s followed by a widespread freeze Friday night!

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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

Amble’s Ramble

October 28, 2014 - Leave a Response

Expect a few leftover clouds littering the sky early today with quickly emerging sunshine by mid morning. Even though the afternoon skies will be mostly sunny don’t expect much of a warm up. A rather brisk northwest wind will send a shot of late autumn air our way and likely a shiver through your body.

If you’re one of the lucky 44,000 to hold a World Series ticket for tonight’s game you’ll need to know this. Skies will stay mostly clear, the wind will diminish to less than 10 MPH and the temperature will drop from low 50s at 5:00 PM to upper 40s by the late innings. Yes, it will be a very cool night. Do your part and help the team force game 7!

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Kosek Kalls It: Game 6 Weather

October 26, 2014 - Leave a Response

As I write this, Game 5 is being played at AT&T Park.   However, I just can’t wait for the Royals to come back home, and win this thing where it all started back in April.  If you remember, the good guys won that game 7-5 over the White Sox.   As far as the weather, the Royals struggled mightily with cool conditions at season’s end.   Let’s hope history is not an indicator, because despite the recent warmth, here’s the rundown for Game 6…..

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Temps will be slightly below average for Game 6.   But, just in case we need a Game 7, temps will be slightly above average, and that’s a good thing…..just in case.   You can check out the full rundown at kctv5.com/weather or follow twitter; @jimkosek   Enjoy!

Hallie’s Hints: Super Saturday… Windy Sunday!

October 25, 2014 - Leave a Response

What a weekend we have in store! After a foggy start this Saturday morning, it’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL day! Sunshine… above average temps… light southeast winds… it doesn’t get much better! Enjoy!

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Nice weather for us… but not the case in San Francisco for the Royals game this evening. Temperatures will be mild through the game but rain will be a factor to watch. We could see rain delays, although it does not appear to be a wash out! GO ROYALS!

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Tonight in Kansas City, skies will remain clear as temperatures fall into the mid 50s overnight. Patchy fog could develop once again through sunrise Sunday.

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Another summer-like day is headed our way Sunday with sunshine expected and highs in the lower 80s. The big difference will be the gusty southerly winds that will pick up through the day. We could see wind gusts in excess of 30 mph.

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Despite the wind… it’s going to be a great day to enjoy the Chiefs game in the afternoon or the Sporting KC game in the evening!

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Have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Hallie Shulman
Weekend Morning Meteorologist
Hallie.Shulman@KCTV5.com

Teachman’s Take: From Fog to Warm Sun

October 24, 2014 - Leave a Response

Expect foggy conditions this morning. It will be thick in some spots with visibility less than a quarter of a mile. Later this morning, the fog will mix out and sunshine will dominate! Temperatures will be unseasonably warm in the lower 80s. Winds will also kick up a hair this afternoon.

The warm stretch continues this weekend (probably one of the top 10 weekends of fall) with wall-to-wall sunshine expected both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will warm into the lower 80s each afternoon… Beautiful weather for the Chiefs and Sporting KC games on Sunday!

Changes move in early next week with a chance for rain late Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures will also cool off with lows in the 40s and highs back into the 60s.

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Suchan Says: Some Early Fog then Get Ready!

October 24, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Visibility in miles around 12:40am

Visibility in miles around 12:40am

Patchy low clouds or areas of dense fog will likely start the day Friday with visibility in some spots around a quarter mile or less.  Once we reach mid to late morning, all clouds and areas of fog will quickly mix out into a mostly sunny afternoon with a big spike in temperatures as breezes strengthen from the south to southwest!  Highs will range from the mid to upper 70s in eastern sections to the lower 80s in western sections!

The weekend brings unseasonably warm temperatures by an impressive margin.  Cool mornings will be followed by warm and even somewhat humid afternoons given late October standards that will have a few folks breaking a sweat.  Highs Saturday from 78 – 82 and on Sunday, highs will reach 80 – 84.  Very impressive!

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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

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