365 Days of Weather

June 27-30, 2010: The end of June

June 28, 2010: June is almost over and Independence Day is around the corner. The following photographs will have you thinking about the holiday weekend. June 29, 2010: The following photograph shows the glowing clouds during the sunrise. You can see the moon in the ...

June 26, 2010: Lunar eclipse

The partial lunar eclipse on June 26, 2010 was the first lunar eclipse of the year. There will only be two this year; the next eclipse will be a total eclipse on December 21, 2010. This eclipse was viewed best from the West Coast, so we didn't have the best view in Kansas, but we were ...

June 23-25, 2010: Summer is here

You can certainly tell it's summer with all of the hot and humid weather we've had! The following photograph is my story on trying to stay cool. That's right, kiddie pools are not just for kids! The story of how this pool ended up on my deck is very long, we'll just say, it was not easy and ...

First lunar eclipse of the year

If you are an early riser and a science geek, look to the sky early Saturday morning. Even if you aren't an early riser, you may want to set your alarm clocks. Saturday, June 26, 2010 will be the first of two lunar eclipses for 2010. This weekends eclipse will be a partial eclipse, and ...

June 7-21: The end of spring

June 7-11, 2010: The following collage contains several photographs from June 7-11, 2010. I took the photograph of the dandelion because it is the largest dandelion I have ever seen! It was the size of a tennis ball. The scenic picture on the right was taken on a trip home to Topeka from ...

June 3, 2010: Trip to Alma

Ed Bloodsworth, Nate Riggs and I took a trip to Alma, Kansas on June 3, 2010. Here are some photographs I took along the way. Our first stop was the radar site in Alma, Kansas. This is the radar that covers most of Northeast Kansas. When we arrived at the site, the welcoming was ...

May 31 – June 6, 2010: Goodbye May, hello June

May 31, 2010: Several layers of clouds were visible in this photograph. You can even see a bird sitting on top of a tree. Here is a closer view of the bird. June 1, 2010: A few storms in the distance, taken outside the 49 ABC News studio in Topeka, Kansas. A bird on ...

May 27-30, 2010: What happened to spring?

A lot of people spent time outside, as hot and sunny weather settled into Northeast Kansas. With the summer-like weather, I spent a lot of time taking my dog to West Lake at Gage Park. I wasn't the only one with this idea, in fact a lot of people were spending time fishing by the lake on May ...

May 25-26, 2010: Hit or miss rain

Showers and storms were expected to move through the area on May 25, 2010, but most of the rain "skipped" over our area. Although most of the rain stayed away, you could see storms in the distance by the evening. Spotty showers moved through the area during the morning on May 26, ...

May 24, 2010: Near 90 degrees

It was another hot and humid day on May 24, 2010, in fact, several locations missed hitting 90 degrees by just one degree. Billard Airport (Topeka), Manhattan and Lawrence all hit a high of 89. Some other high temperatures for Northeast Kansas include 88 at Forbes Field (Topeka), 84 in ...

May 20-23, 2010: Goodbye rain, hello humidity

May 20, 2010 turned into another wet, gloomy day with even more rain sliding through the area. The pictures below show rain drops hanging off a rose and leaf at Gage Park. Overall, we did see less rain on the 20th. Here are a few rainfall totals for Northeast Kansas: Billard Airport ...

May 19, 2010: Over one inch of rain for some

Cloudy skies moved into the area during the morning on May 19, 2010, still the sunrise was very colorful. It didn't take long for grey skies to replace the color, with on and off rain all day long. Several areas saw over one inch of rain, with localized flooding in Shawnee and ...

May 17-18, 2010: Fog and clouds

A blanket of clouds covered the area on May 17, 2010, which made for a gloomy day. By the evening, we finally saw small breaks in the clouds. Clouds continued clearing through the evening and overnight, leaving mostly clear skies on the morning of May 18, 2010. Even though there were ...

May 14-16, 2010: Dandelions and rain, not our favorite things

As I was driving around on May 14, I noticed there have been a lot of dandelion seeds floating around lately. This inspired my photograph for May 14th, I believe the proper term for this is the "dandelion seed head." When I see dandelions growing in the grass, it takes me back to when I ...

May 9-11, 2010: Sunsets and heavy rain

Mother’s Day on May 9, 2010 was mostly cloudy at cool, but at least the stormy weather stayed out of the area. That was not the case on May 10, 2010, as strong to severe storms pushed through the Midwest. With the threat of strong tornadoes, Photographer Jon Englert and I headed to ...

May 12-13, 2010: Another round of storms, but sunshine returned

Stormy weather moved back into Northeast Kansas on May 12, 2010. Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth went out chasing, anticipating severe storms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, while I stayed in the KTKA studio with Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller, to help him cover the storms on-air. (One ...

May 6-8, 2010: Ocean waves in the sky, irises and classic cars

We saw sunshine and warm temperatures for much of the day on May 6, 2010. During the afternoon, I noticed "different" clouds in the sky. I will admit, when I was little I often watched the clouds, seeing everything from elephants to castles. I still like to see what shapes I can see in the ...

May 1-2, 2010: Towering cumulus, a rainbow and much more

Over the weekend, I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma for military training. The beginning of May started off wet, with on and off rain throughout the day on May 1, 2010. May 2, 2010 was the complete opposite. The morning started off cloudy, but by the afternoon there wasn't a cloud in the sky. At ...

May 3, 2010: Honeysuckles and swarming bugs

May 3, 2010 was a sunny, beautiful afternoon. I was outside with my dog and noticed honeysuckles were in bloom. While I was taking a few photographs of the honeysuckles, they brought back memories from when I was little. I remember we would always tear the stems of the honeysuckles and ...