Amble’s Ramble

June 19, 2017 - Leave a Response

Enjoy settled weather for the next few days. This evening will be a very pleasant one to spend some time outdoors. Unfortunately for many across the area that means working outside. This is one of many trees that fell or were damaged in Shawnee last Saturday evening:

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Anything from small limbs to large trees like this are scattered across our area from winds that exceeded 70 MPH. Thankfully the wind will stay gentle for the next few days but if your are working around standing trees be sure to look up for hanging branches. The evening will be very mild and rather cool. Check out the evening forecast.

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You will be wise to get as much picked up as you can this evening because the heat returns on Tuesday. Check out what kind of heat you will have to deal with tomorrow.

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You can easily see why cleaning up today will save you some serious sweating tomorrow!

Williams’s Wrap: Sprinkles & Sunshine

June 19, 2017 - Leave a Response

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As a weak disturbance moves through the area we’ll see more clouds than sunshine. Don’t be surprised if you see a few drops of rain. A few light showers may pass through mainly during the morning hours, but most of us will stay dry. Highs will be close to normal around the low/mid 80s.

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Skies later in the day clear up and lead to a mostly to partly sunny day on Tuesday. But it’ll be a hotter day as highs reach the upper 80s. You’ll also notice the air will feel heavier as dew points in the 60s bring the humidity back up.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Perfect Day For Dad

June 18, 2017 - Leave a Response

Other than a few morning sprinkles across our southern counties, dry conditions are here to stay for a few days. As you step out the door you’ll notice it’s not as humid too. We can thank a west-northwest wind for bringing drier air into the area. This flow will keep highs from getting any higher than the low 80s. And with a mostly sunny sky by the afternoon, it’s going to be a perfect Sunday and Father’s Day.

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Temperatures warm a bit more into the low to mid 80s Monday. But we’ll still be able to enjoy a mostly sunny sky and less humidity.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Strong/Severe Storms Saturday Evening

June 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

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The counties highlighted in blue (including the Kansas City Metro) are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2am. Strong storms outside of the viewing have started firing and have been warned for 60 mph gusts and 2″ hail. This gives you an idea of what’s headed our way. Anyone taking part in outdoor activities will need to keep an eye to the sky this evening. Our best window of opportunity to see large hail and damaging wind gusts will be between 7pm and 11pm. Expect frequent lightning too. Have a way to receive warnings and have a plan.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Dangerous Heat & More Storms

June 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

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After overnight and even a few early morning storms, many of us are left dry but with an overcast sky. We’ll see partial clearing into the afternoon but limited sunshine won’t be a problem for area high temperatures. Mid/upper 90s will feel like 100+ for much of the area. The high heat and humidity has prompted an Excessive Heat Warning for the Kansas City Metro. Once that expires storm chances go up.

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Between 7pm and 1am is when the area could see strong/severe storms, bringing a large hail and damaging wind threat. Frequent lightning too. Storms/showers taper through the night and lead to a mostly sunny and very comfortable Father’s Day. Highs Sunday cool down into the low 80s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Amble’s Ramble

June 16, 2017 - Leave a Response

I knew it was coming but I was hopeful the recent rains would delay what has become an annual event. Today was the first day our neighborhood deer discovered my garden. They only had a light snack so my plants will make it but I knew if I ignored the problem some of my plants would be nibbled to the ground by Father’s Day. 

 

You can see from those photos the plants were lightly trimmed. Obviously I don’t know what goes on inside the brain of our Shawnee, Kansas deer herd but I did hear once that they will do this if the weather is dry. That’s why after a wet May and the recent rains I thought my garden would be safe. Not so. Over the years I’ve also learned that once the buffet is discovered and word gets out the remaining plants will be consumed in one or two nights.

 In the past I’ve tried bars of soap, after shave  and even a commercial bottle of the nastiest smelling stuff on the planet. Nothing works for the deer in my neighborhood. Tired of the fight I broke down and bought some material which is the only thing that will keep my plants alive through the growing season.

 I call it my $100 dollar fence to protect $5 worth of tomatoes.

Suchan Says: Heat and Storms

June 16, 2017 - Leave a Response

The bulk of our Friday will look a lot like yesterday with sunny skies and hot temperatures into the low 90s.  Storms enter the forecast by the second half of the evening forecast into the first half of the overnight.

I expect to see storm initiate in Nebraska, northwest Missouri and Iowa then move southeast given steering currents in place.  It’s likely an organized bowing cluster or line of storms will emerge capable of damaging wind gusts along with some large hail.   The Storm Prediction Center has put the KC metro and areas to the north under an “enhanced risk” of severe storms with a slight risk to the south.

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Saturday will again bring some sunshine to the area along with even hotter temperatures into the mid 90s.  It will feel like it’s 102 – 108 when you factor in the humidity and a Heat Advisory is in effect because of this from noon to 7pm.

Storms Saturday should develop sooner in the day.  Essentially looking at 4pm – midnight as the window for possible storms.  There will be yet another severe storm risk too with damaging winds and large hail the primary hazards.

Father’s Day Sunday looks amazing!

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Chris Suchan
KCTV5 Meteorologist

 

Amble’s Ramble

June 15, 2017 - Leave a Response

The intense heat and high humidity today will make the atmosphere very unstable again which will lead to strong thunderstorms later this evening. large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible with the strongest storms as they form a large complex over our area. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for areas west of the Kansas City Metro until 7:00 PM.

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Storms during the middle of the afternoon have already fired over central Kansas:

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The main window of opportunity for rain will be from a couple hours before sunset to midnight but a few lingering storms are possible all the way through sunrise Friday.

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If you miss out on the rains tonight there are more chances ahead with good chances again both Friday night and Saturday night. This active weather pattern will settle down on Father’s Day.

Amble’s Ramble

June 13, 2017 - Leave a Response

You will notice a few more clouds in the sky this evening but a brisk southerly wind will continue to pull in warm humid air from the Gulf states making for another muggy evening.

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Showers and thunderstorms will move into mainly northern Missouri staying north of a St. Joseph to Chillicothe line for the most part. Temperatures will hold in the 80s through midnight before settling in the middle 70s by morning. Wednesday will offer a mostly cloudy sky and a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms which will catch most of our area.

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While a strong storm is possible with large hail and damaging winds the rain they provide will be very welcome. That will be followed by many more rain chances from that point through Sunday morning.

 

Williams’s Wrap: T-Storm Chances Return

June 13, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Same story, different day. A steamy start to your Tuesday turns hot and humid as soon as we enter the PM hours. Highs will be around the low 90s with feels like temps at 95-100. A southerly gust up to 25 mph won’t be the strongest we’ve seen in past days but will still be noticeable. A few more clouds move in but a mostly to partly sunny sky is still expected. There’s a chance for a few t-storms north of the Metro late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

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There’s a better chance for scattered storms Wednesday afternoon and evening. Some could be strong to severe, bringing large hail and damaging winds. High temperatures remain hot around 90.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235