Weather Blog - A Great KC Weekend & Dangerous Tropical Storms

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 10:45:54-04

Good Saturday morning bloggers,

The National Hurricane Center went through their entire list of names for the 2020 Hurricane Season. This is the second time this has happened. It also happened in 2005, the year Major Hurricane Katrina produced a major disaster in New Orleans. This hurricane season has been just as active as that year, but the hurricanes have been just a bit weaker. Right now there are several tropical systems, including these two that can be seen on this morning's satellite picture:


After the National Hurricane Center's list of names is done, they go to the Greek Alphabet. Alpha formed near Portugal, and so Beta has now been named in the Gulf of Mexico. Beta is forecast to track towards the Texas coast, intensify, and then stall. It will then likely weaken and turn northeast and possibly threaten Louisiana again.

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Beta & Teddy, two tropical systems can be seen here

This forecast map above shows the two tropical systems, and the great weather in KC. Here are the track forecasts from the NHC for each of these systems:


Here is Lindsey Anderson's updated 7-day from earlier today, as she is filling in for Jeff Penner this morning:


So, while our weather continues to be very quiet, the Gulf coast is on high alert. The entire weather pattern is about to go through a massive change as the new LRC begins setting up. We will discuss these changes next week.

Thank you for sharing in this weather experience. Have a great Saturday!