Friday, August 27, 2010

Corgi Flop

This video is worth watching because the corgi decides to jump off the dock after a ball, and the jump is very funny. What corgi's lack in legs, they make up for in determination, and this is definitely good for a laugh. (just copy and paste into an internet window)

Millie chased after a white tailed deer Friday night in the back lot here at KWCH. It was one of the funniest things I've seen her do, only because you can imagine how far behind she was with such short legs. I should've tried to get cell phone video of it all, but I'm not sure you could make anything out of the video. For a minute, I thought the deer would come after Millie and chase her off, but turns out the deer was more afraid.

I can't speak for everyone, but I sure enjoyed the cooler weather last week and I am so ready for fall to settle in and stay for a while. However, the weather pattern for the next 8-10 days will support warmer weather and although we won't see any triple digits, it will be above normal and what most would consider hot for September.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ready for A Change!

Just wrapping up a Sunday night in the weather office and I just realized my latest posting is a week old. Days and weeks just fly by and hearing the sports department talk about high school football has me scratching my head wondering where the time has gone. It's been such a hot month that it's hard to imagine suiting up in full pads with afternoon highs above 95.

We will cool off this week (after Monday). Temperatures will be back into the 70s and low 80s with some rainfall around the area. Most of it will fall in western Kansas, and should provide good moisture as farmers get ready to plant wheat in about 2-3 weeks. You can see one of our computer models has a bunch of rainfall in western Kansas at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and we'll have to watch closely and see if that shifts at all in the next 12-24 hours.

The tropics have been very quiet this year, despite the forecast of having an above average number of tropical storms and hurricanes. September is generally the busiest month for tropical activity, and it will be interesting to see if things ramp up in the coming days.

Have a great week.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

BBQ Festival

I was visiting the Rooks County Free Fair Friday afternoon as one of 4 judges for their first ever BBQ tailgate contest. First prize was awarded $750, and we had to judge the groups based on the quality of the food, entertainment, creativity, and originality. The other judges included Kansas State Fair General Manager Denny Stoecklein, Kansas Secretary of Ag Josh Svaty, and Miss Kansas Lauren Werhan and we had a great time. But, our stomachs were on the verge of exploding when we left, full of all kinds of different BBQ. The winner served us some Indian Curry and had chocolate cake with a cherry filling on the bottom. The second prize winner served up Mexican food they had prepared on the grill, and in third place, we had sausage and cabbage that had been prepared in an old milk cream can. All of the food we had yesterday was excellent, and picking a winner was hard to do. The 3 hour drive back to Wichita was very difficult on a full stomach, but I was so grateful to have been a part of this first ever event. It reminded me of the many county fairs I participated in while growing up in Ellsworth county. It brings everyone in the community together and it is a great way to wrap up the summer before kids head back to school. The summer has gone so fast. My vacation is over and so it's back to the grind as we get ready for a changing weather pattern, and one that will hopefully not get as hot as it has been lately. And, maybe we'll continue to get some rainfall to green things back up.

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