Archive for May 30th, 2017

Amble’s Ramble
May 30, 2017

Every once in a while there comes a lazy stretch of days. With warm days ahead and rain chances nearly every day from now through Saturday some chores can be placed on the back burner for a while. I really enjoy growing tomatoes but they do require some effort. Over the years I have discovered a few tricks that can save considerable time, the primary one is covering the garden with landscape fabric to impede weed growth.  

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 This is a look at my two ( actually 3 but the top one is full of decorative bushes ) tiered garden which is planted as a salsa garden this year. Various varieties of peppers along with six tomato plants. Most are doing well but I do have a green pepper that appears to be stressed. I don’t know why. 

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With the weed problem solved all I really need to do is water the plants regularly. Now that Mother Nature has taken over that chore this week I can just settle back and relax …or perhaps take that time to figure out why this pepper is not doing so well. 

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Happy Gardening everyone.


Suchan Says: Couple Showers or Storm
May 30, 2017

They’re back….   showers and thunderstorms have found their way back into our forecast after a couple nice dry days.   Now that said, we still get big breaks of warm sunshine today as well.

I’ll keep the chance of rain at 40% for scattered showers or thunderstorms.  The atmosphere may become marginally supportive of a severe storm this afternoon with some hail and brief wind gusts.  As I see it, pea to quarter size hail will be possible and wind gusts of 45 – 60mph in any strong storm in our area.

All showers or storms in the area should move out by 8pm with pleasant weather into sunset.




Also, I had to tweak Wednesday’s forecast to allow for a risk of showers or a thunderstorm (30%).  The dry push of air I had hoped for to move in looks weaker resulting in a corridor of moisture over our area that could support the 30% chance.

Annnnnnnnnnd, I have to keep a daily diet of thunderstorms in the forecast Thursday, Friday and especially Saturday before significant drying this upcoming Sunday.  Hang in there!

Chris Suchan
KCTV5 Meteorologist