Suchan Says: Great Weather and Perseid Meteor Shower

We’re in a stretch of some great summer weather that was much needed for the area to let things dry out a bit and water levels to recede on area lakes and rivers.

We haven’t seen much of it this summer season but a large ridge of high pressure finally has taken control of our weather ensuring this great stretch of weather through the rest of this week and into the weekend ahead!  Unfortunately it will begin to flatten and degrade by early next week as the all too familiar active storm track settles back across the middle of the country allowing thunderstorms to gradually reappear in our daily forecast.

Here are a series of GFS model images showing this massive ridge in control and flattening out by early next week.  You can see how the pattern slowly shifts on us again.

Amplified upper air pattern seen at 500mb.  Note large ridge in control of our weather!

Amplified upper air pattern seen at 500mb. Note large ridge in control of our weather!

Ridge still holding on over the weekend as another big trough settles into the Pacific Northwest and begins to flatten the ridge

Ridge still holding on over the weekend as another big trough settles into the Pacific Northwest and begins to flatten the ridge

Ridge has been suppressed and turns more active again across Plains - Midwest

Ridge has been suppressed and turns more active again across Plains – Midwest

Enjoy Wednesday!  Skies will turn partly sunny into the afternoon but I expect the atmosphere to remain too dry to support showers or storms.  There is a very remote chance a stray shower could briefly develop in central Missouri but it’s such a low end chance, I’ll keep our forecast dry.

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All week.. Perseid Meteor Shower.  Peak is Wednesday Night

All week.. Perseid Meteor Shower. Peak is Wednesday Night

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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One Response

  1. Trying to find 4pm weather/ news from 8/11/2015
    Chris had told me happy birthday. Could not find can you help?

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