Weather Blog - Major Hurricane In The Pacific & Great Weather In KC

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 09:27:12-04

Good morning bloggers,

The weather in Kansas City is almost perfect. The temperature dropped to 56° this morning and it will be near 80° this afternoon for the high. High pressure is in control of our weather as you can see on this forecast map valid early this afternoon.


High pressure is centered over Iowa this morning. The wind blows away from high pressure and in a clockwise motion. The air also sinks under high pressure, and this usually clears out the clouds. Today will be just spectacular and the influence of this high pressure area will last a few days.

The opposite of high pressure is low pressure. A low pressure area is called a cyclone. There is an intense cyclone, called Hurricane Genevieve, and it has become a major hurricane:

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This major hurricane is strengthening and becoming powerful. It has 140 mph winds this morning, and you can see the nearly perfect eye wall. This will threaten southern Baja, CA, but likely stay out over the water.


The Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will likely become more active in the coming weeks. We will be monitoring all of these things closely. Enjoy today. The E.O.I. (Eat Outside Index) is a perfect 10 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with almost calm winds all day long, maybe a north breeze at around 10 mph.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring the LRC! Have a great day!