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Safe to say 2020 has been somewhat of a scary year. A year that comes around once in a blue moon. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Still, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight and Analytics, more than 148 million U.S. adults still plan to celebrate with spooky traditions. Read more

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Hi everyone! Well it’s that time of year again, time for a little homespun forecasting with the help of Mother Nature and her furry creatures. Our fuzzy tailed friends, the squirrels drive this forecast. Here it is the annual, “Acorn Theory Winter Forecast,” don’t laugh! Read more

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Recent warm temperatures have put some of us behind when it comes to seeing our first freeze of the season. For instance, over northern Missouri the growing season usually comes to end Monday. But with temperatures forecast to return to 80-degrees by mid-week it left us wondering when we might see our first freeze of the fall. Read more

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It is the tale of two weather systems. Violent spring-like storms ripped through the northern plains Monday, now the rest of the week takes the form of the fall. Brett Anthony breaks it down in the latest Storm Track 5 weather blog. Read more

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The "Ring of Fire." What is it? Some might answer a popular song made famous by Johnny Cash in the 1970s, but for the purpose of this blog, the "Ring of Fire" is a weather phenomenon that can bring our area some wicked nighttime or early morning thunderstorms. Read more

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A summer-time weather pattern is over taking Kansas City and much of the Midwest, leading to a hot and dry start to July and the long holiday weekend. Read more

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Late next week, the sunsets may be more colorful than usual thanks to the Sahara desert. That’s a right, dust particles from the Sahara desert could travel all the way to central plains and turn sunsets a brighter shade of orange or red.  Read more

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A trend that started in May is carrying over into June. What is supposed to be the wettest stretch of weather across the Kansas City area is turning out to be drier than normal this year. Read more

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