Ted Keller

Sep 032015
 

9-3-2015 5-55-28 AMHigh temperatures right around ninety will be the ticket for the rest of the work-week and into the Labor Day weekend.

An area of high pressure at the jet stream level has built itself into the central U.S., allowing for a steady flow of out of the south at the surface and preventing cool fronts from approaching the area.

Therefore, a steady diet of daily highs around ninety is in the forecast through Sunday.

This wind-flow will begin to change on Labor Day Monday as a cool front drops into the area.  Showers and storms will begin to pop up in the area once again. This threat for rain lasts into much of next week.

Temperatures will cool next week. Eventually, the Ozarks will see high temperatures back in the seventies by the middle of next week.

 

 

 

 

Sep 022015
 

Summer Weather in September

 Posted by at 6:24 am on September 2, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 022015
 

9-2-2015 6-22-58 AMThe Ozarks are locked into a breezy, warm and humid pattern of weather from now through the weekend.

Our average highs will be right around ninety-degrees for the rest of the week with no sign of rain in the forecast.

This warmth is on the heels of a cool August in Springfield where temperatures averaged a tad more than three degrees below the 30 year normal.

Labor Day weekend is coming up and the start of it looks warm and humid.  By Labor day Monday, a cool front starts to affect our weather with shower and storm possibilities.

 

Summer Kicking Back In

 Posted by at 6:13 am on August 31, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Education  No Responses »
Aug 312015
 

8-31-2015 6-07-01 AMIt’s been a cool August but if you’re a fan of summer weather, this is a forecast you will like!

Today, the thermometer should reach into the upper eighties.  By doing so, it would be the first above normal high temperature in Springfield since the 17th, a run of almost two weeks.

This pattern is locked in.  The jet stream is favoring high pressure aloft which nearly always puts the folks below in an above average temperature pattern.

The Ozarks will cruise through this week with high temperatures right around ninety-degrees.  There are no significant rain chances in the forecast presently.

 

Aug 282015
 

8-28-2015 5-32-16 AMA few showers and even a thunderstorm will be possible late today and Saturday as a weak cool front tries to move through the Ozarks.

Because of the shifting jet stream winds, this cool front will fade as it moves into the Ozarks this weekend.  It does carry with it a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms.

Today, showers out in Kansas will slowly advance toward the area.  Rain chances go up a bit in the Ozarks this evening as a result.

On Saturday, the same front will be closer to our area and more scattered showers and storms will be possible.

Temperatures will level out in the middle eighties this weekend with the front, some clouds and the showers around.

Once we get into next week, more of a summer pattern will lock into the central U.S. I expect our highs back into the upper eighties with a ninety degree high a possibility.

 

 

Aug 272015
 

8-27-2015 5-51-00 AMOur cooler-than-normal temperature pattern will change over the next week but very slowly!

This morning, a batch of showers with some thunder is located in eastern Kansas. This rain is sliding almost due south and might affect the Joplin area through the morning hours.

Otherwise, we continue on track with nice temperatures and low humidity in the Ozarks through early next week.

Another small area of showers my arrive Friday evening and night.

Our weekend looks dry and comfortable and a tad warmer with daily highs climbing into the upper eighties.

Next week looks more summer-like (in September, go figure!) with high pushing near ninety.

 

Aug 262015
 

8-26-2015 6-10-57 AMToday will be another cool and sunny day in the Ozarks!

The area of high pressure which starting pressing in Sunday night is now overhead.  Skies are clear and sunny with this feature.

This type of weather is a real treat for August and we’ve had more days then not with a temperature pattern south of what is average for August.

There are a few signs of showers or perhaps a rumble of thunder Friday night as a weak disturbance whips on through the Ozarks.

I think the weekend will be dry and about right on temperatures for the closing days of August.

All of next week, the jet stream pattern changes to encourage near normal temperatures.

Tropical Storm Erika is on course to be in the Bahamas by Saturday night in very warm waters and a decent environment for development. The National Hurricane Center strengthens Erika to minimal hurricane status by early Sunday near Miami!

Very Cool for the Season

 Posted by at 5:27 am on August 25, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Aug 252015
 

8-25-2015 5-26-29 AMChilly air is in the Ozarks this morning as temperatures fall into the lower fifties with clear skies and light winds.

This type of weather is brought to us by a sprawling area of high pressure drifting over the central U.S. It’s effect will be long-lasting with cooler than average conditions lasting through the rest of the week.

High temperatures this week will top out in the lower eighties.  Morning lows will be in the fifties.

Another cool front may spark some showers and some thunderstorms by late Friday and on Saturday.

The upper-level winds look like they will change by next week to favor warmer weather.  For late August, this means highs in the upper eighties.