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8-31_850Temps
August 31

Summer Heat Returns – Just In Time For Fall

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). Today (Monday) is the end of meteorological summer, accounting for the three warmest months of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, that would mean Tuesday is the start of meteorological fall (or autumn, whichever term you’d like to use). However, summer isn’t giving up the ghost just yet and is making a return across the upper Midwest and Northeast this week, with highs likely a good 10-20 degrees above average. Why Is The Warmth Returning? This is a look at forecast 850 mb temperatures...

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August 27

Heavy Upper Midwest Rain In The Next 24-48 Hours

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). Heavy rain is possible over the next 24 to 48 hours as a low pressure center moves through the upper Midwest. Some rain totals could exceed 2″, creating the potential of flooding in areas that have already seen a lot of rain in the past few weeks. Rain Forecast Here is a look at the latest three day rain forecast. Right now the bulls eye of rain appears to be over parts of Iowa into southern Wisconsin, where a good soaking is possible. Some of the models...

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August 26

Could Ignacio Be A Threat To Hawaii After An Already Wet August?

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). Oh boy, here we go again. We’re talking about another tropical system – this one in the form of Tropical Storm Ignacio – that could impact Hawaii. The good news is that we have time to watch it over the next few days and the path could still change. As of 8 AM Pacific time Wednesday morning, Ignacio was sitting about 1,425 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and moving west at 9 mph. Ignacio has been gradually strengthening, and at that time had winds of 60 mph....

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August 25

Tropical Storm Erika Forms – Watches In Effect

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). We have a new threat in the tropical Atlantic this morning as Tropical Storm Erika formed during the overnight hours. As of midday Tuesday, Erika was only sitting about 730 miles east of the Leeward Islands and quickly moving to the west at 20 mph. The system had sustained winds of 45 mph. Due to the quick movement of Erika, Tropical Storm Watches have already been placed for parts of the Leeward Islands. As of midday Tuesday, this included the following islands: Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts...

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August 24

Another Chilly August Blast For Parts Of The U.S.

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). The second blast of chilly, non-typical August air in a week moved in parts of the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest this past weekend, bringing areas highs only in the 60s and some morning record lows. This cool air will continuing moving east into the work week for some locations, with more records possible all the way into the southeast. Record Breaking Lows Set Sunday Morning After a strong cold front moved through the region, temperatures dropped like a rock in parts of the northern Rockies Sunday...

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August 21

Tropics Heating Up: Danny, Kilo, Goni and Atsani

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). The tropics across the world have been heating up over the past few days. In the Atlantic, we have Hurricane Danny heating toward the Caribbean. In the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Kilo could be a threat to Hawaii next week. And in the Western Pacific, Typhoons Goni and Atsani continue to wow people on satellite, but only one is threatening Taiwan and Japan. Hurricane Danny Danny became the first 2015 Atlantic hurricane late Thursday morning, achieving 75 mph winds and even having the presence of an eye...

8-21_WedHighs
August 20

Portland, OR: A Record Summer Of Heat

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). While parts of country have been a good 15-30 degrees below average for this time of year the past few days, one area that has still been under the influence of the heat has been the Northwest. Highs yesterday reached the mid to upper 90s across parts of Washington and Oregon. Portland, OR, reached 97 yesterday, not only tying the record for the day but also extending a summer of hot weather further into the record books. Portland: Record Number Of 90s The 97 degree temperature that...

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August 19

An August Chill With Record Cold Temperatures Possible

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). A system that looks more like October than August has been moving through the upper Midwest the past few days, bringing with it rain and windy conditions. Also involved is much cooler weather than is expected this time of year, and that’s even filtering all the way south into parts of Texas and Oklahoma. To the left are highs across the United States on Tuesday. While 100s were dominant across portions of the south and southwest, take a look at the northern Rockies and upper Midwest. Those...

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August 18

Tropical Depression Four Has Formed – Likely To Become “Danny”

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). At 11 AM ET this (Tuesday) morning, the National Hurricane Center started issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Four. This storm is located out in the east-central Atlantic, approximately 1665 miles east of the Windward Islands. Tropical Depression Four was moving west at 13 mph, and had sustained winds of 35 mph. You can always see the latest information on the storm in the “Latest Information” image above. Clicking on the image will bring you to the AerisWeather Tropical Page on Tropical Depression Four. We talked about yesterday...

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August 17

High Chance Of Formation In The Atlantic With Invest 96-L

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). It’s been fairly quiet recently in the Atlantic when it comes to the 2015 Hurricane Season. Only three storms have formed so far this season – Ana, Bill and Claudette (click to view previous storms this season). We haven’t had a named system since the middle of July due to a number of factors including dry air and strong winds aloft. We’re entering the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic (the historical peak of the season is September 11th), and just on cue the basin appears to be acting...